Orientation day in Lima, Peru with the entire team.

It is two o’clock in the morning and the whole team has arrived. The team is comprised of medical and non-medical volunteers from the Netherlands and the United States.

Later this same morning the team went to the Hospital Nacional Arzobispo Loayasa for a warm and friendly welcome reception and orientation by the director of the hospital and the president of the Rotary Club of Lima el Rimac. The bus trip took 1 ½ hours in busy morning traffic.

We had a group photo and a tour of the facility. The first patients had already arrived and were waiting patiently to be seen in the clinic the following day. One mother shared that she thought her child had a cleft lip because she(the mother) had eaten a mango.