Honduras health service trip: Valle De Los Angeles

April 15, 2014 —

Over spring break, 31 Des Moines University students embarked on a weeklong journey to provide health care, education and supplies to hundreds of underserved individuals in Honduras. Dose of DMU is featuring Kelsey’s daily accounts and photos of the group’s experiences.

Saturday, March 22, 2014: VALLE DE LOS ANGELESMar 22-3 small

We spent the morning inputting the last of the patients’ files online. In the afternoon, we drove to a nearby town – Valle De Los Angeles. We got to enjoy lunch at local restaurants. Most meals were Honduran-style BBQ meats. We walked around, appreciating the mosaics along most of the city walls. Upon closer inspection of these beautiful walls, we realized they were not made of tile; they were actually composed of recycled materials like old bottles and plastic bottle caps.

Mar 22-4 smallAs we explored this small town, we stumbled across small local shops. Many of us left with souvenirs in hand, such as Honduran coffee, handmade bracelets, embroidered bags, pieces of art or pottery.


Kelsey Finn is a DMU osteopathic medical student, Class of 2017, and a first-year leader for the University's health service trip in Honduras this March. She is passionate about global health and wishes to pursue a career in primary care.

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