- August 17-24, 2013
- December 7-14, 2013
Sarstun is a small aldea (village) located on the Sarstun River, which forms a portion of the border between Belize and Guatemala. There are no roads in or out of Sarstun, making it accessible only by water, like many of the surrounding villages. The nearest town is 1 1/2 hours away by boat. A clinic/hospital was recently opened by Refuge International, thanks to the generosity of many donors and another nonprofit organization, Faith in Practice. A health care provider working full time will be available to help the more than 12,000 Mayans living in the area. Ongoing support is needed to maintain this wonderful facility, as there is little or no source of outside income for the people living there.
This medical mission trip is very challenging physically and is not the trip for anyone with physical constraints.
Travel guidelines and packing information for Sarstun
updated March 2013
Please note that there are a limited number of spaces available on each trip and that volunteers will be accepted in the order they are received.
The following are required for reserving your place on a Refuge Medical Mission Trip:
- Online registration: make sure you note the location and the date of the trip
- Waiver and Consent Form
- Copy of current passport
- Copy of your professional license if applicable
- Copy of your airline travel itinerary (you are required to handle your own airfare - please note, designated flights for your trip can be found on the page related to each location)
- Fee of $800, which covers in country travel, food and lodging. A nonrefundable $100 deposit is required with your application; the remaining balance as well as all other required information is due 30 days prior to departure date. T-shirts and travel packet will be sent to you when the balance is paid.
Click one of the buttons below to send your mission fee or deposit, using your PayPal account or a credit card:
$800 full fee
Mission trip balance (fill in the appropriate amount)
Once you have made the decision to participate on the medical mission trip, please review the information regarding the Change the World Program. Please review this information let us know if you have any questions.