Grantee: Dr. Zachary Self

Grant Amount: $20,000

Purpose of Grant: Purchase Equipment for startup clinic in Santo Tomas la Union, Guatemala

Description: Dr. Self, a 2011 graduate of the Ventura Family Medicine Residency,  has demonstrated commitment to long term service in Santo Tomas La Union, Guatemala. He has constructed a purpose-built clinic,  and will spend August 2013-August 2014 in a Guatemalan residency program to obtain a medical license in Guatemala. His intention is to spend his life “living in solidarity” with the local indigenous peoples. He projects a minimum budget of $120,000 to adequately equip the new clinic. The proposed grant will constitute the first funds Dr. Self has received to support acquisition of equipment.