Medical Aid Group Offers Travel Philanthropy

    Offering its own brand of philanthropy, medical charity Project C.U.R.E. gives volunteers a unique travel experience through combining sightseeing with trips to local hospitals, where they see firsthand the dire state of medical facilities in poor countries.

    Introduced two years ago, Project C.U.R.E.’s PhilanthroTravel has brought travelers to Cuba, with future trips set for Belize, Ethiopia, Mexico, Panama and other countries where the organization has brought medical supplies.

    “Our PhilanthroTravel excursions let trip-goers experience the end result of our work building health care infrastructure in the developing world, as well as giving them a glimpse into the conditions we work to correct,” said PhilanthroTravel Executive Director Leanna Clark on the Huffington Post.

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