Organization Profile

The Chiapas Project

179 High St
Newton, NJ 07860

Contact: David Brody, D.M.D.
Telephone: 973.383.5070

Religious Affiliation: None

Mission: The Chiapas Project, an IRS 501(c)3 charity, brings dental and medical care to the Zoque people of Ocotepec, Chiapas, Mexico. No other healthcare exists there. We travel as a group for 1 week, usually in July/August. After 10 years, we are now working towards a permanent healthcare clinic. Volunteers pay their own way as our donors are told that 100% of donations are used for the purchase of medicines and supplies. Dental students from Montreal join us as do physicians, nurses, dentists, and Spanish speakers. Some volunteers bring their older children to expose them to a life of volunteerism. (Our website is sadly out-of-date. A new web designer is needed.)

Program Type: Delivery of Care

Program Name: The Chiapas Project Dental & Medical Mission

Countries/Regions Served: Latin America and the Carribean, and Mexico

Duration: 1 week

Recruited Personnel: Dentists, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, students, Spanish speakers

Language Requirements: None

Accommodations: In arrival city - hotel. In clinic town - private residence.

Materials Needed: medicines for acute illnesses, handpieces, $$$