Cape CARES is most grateful to the Honduran members of the
Knights of Malta for their support and assistance in coordination of
Cape CARES medical/dental missions. The Knights’ play a vital role
in the success of our efforts to bring services to the people at our
sites. The historic mission of the Knights of Malta is to help the
sick, the needy, and the most disadvantaged in society. The Knights
continue their work today, operating in more than 120 countries.
Their programs include medical and social assistance, disaster
relief in the case of armed conflicts and natural catastrophes,
emergency services and first aid corps, help for the elderly, the
handicapped and children in need, the provision of first aid
training, and support for refugees and internally displaced persons
regardless of race, origin or religion. The Order of Malta has been
operating with this impartial perspective for over 900 years, caring
for people of all beliefs – Muslim, Orthodox, Catholic, Protestant,
and Jewish. Visit the Knights of Malta.
Cape CARES and the Discovery School have worked together for several years to help the people in southern Honduras. Students from the school join Cape CARES teams to serve as translators
and general helpers. A chaperone accompanies the students as they participate on
our one-week missions at our clinics. These experiences have been very positive
for the students as well as for the teams. Being bilingual, the students and c
haperones are effective translators, familiar with the nuances of Honduran Spanish.
In addition, they are objective in their translations and have no preconceived notions
about the patients or the medical conditions. Visit the Discovery
The Agrolibano Foundation has been working with Cape CARES in Southern Honduras since 2015. The are a multi-faceted organization, with a health program that supports clinics in 19 communities. Most of the communities only have services from nurses, medical students and dental students, so they are quite inviting to brigades. Agrolibano has been very supportive of the primary care approach, fostered by Cape CARES.
Cape CARES is an independent, nonprofit humanitarian organization. It is unaffiliated with and not a subsidiary of any other organization.