HOW WE'VE IMPACTED OUR COMMUNITY
Learn more about past projects Ama International has undertaken to bring change to life!
Ama Mobile Medical Clinic
PHASE ONE: State-side modifications (steel reinforcement, running electricity and lighting, converting the seats to be removable, a full inspection and tune-up), transport from Grand Rapids to Guadalajara (licensing, fuel cost, title transfer), new tires upon arrival to Guadalajara.
Our Ama bus will allow us to road trip for those in need! The goal is to use the bus as a mobile medical clinic for communities in Mexico by utilizing telehealth opportunities. The Ama bus supports our vision of equitably access to health care, preventative health, and community partnership.
Funding goal: $200,000
If you would like to support the development of this mobile Medical Clinic, email us at email@example.com. You will be directed to the project manager for more details on how you can help!
PHASE ONE: Install windows, doors & complete construction, retouch rain-damaged areas, and network and install 10 computers.
To sponsor the Connection Center give below
The Connection Center serves as a safe facility for the community to receive legal aid, educational courses (English & Computer Literacy), sewing academy, and other programs still in development.
Starting this year, Ama will be offering the following monthly programs in Zapopan, Mexico:
Mobile Classroom for Children
Courses in Computer Literacy & ESL (Connection Center)
Sewing Academy (Connection Center)
Mobile Medical Care
Library (Connection Center)
Homework Support (Connection Center)
Back to School Challenge
Goal: 1,000 backpacks for students.
In 2019 we gave away 300 backpacks filled with school supplies to the children who needed them the most in the impoverished areas of Zapopan, Mexico. In 2021, we want to create an even greater impact! Our backpacks are locally sourced by a small business in Zapopan. Sponsor a backpack for $20!
Hope for the Holidays
During the Holiday season in 2020, Ama launched our first annual toy and essential needs drive initiative as a movement to do good and give hope by bringing community partners together with a focus on helping families in need, both local & across borders. Through this initiative, 56 Kent County families had toys for their children under the tree in time for Christmas as well as a basket of holiday food and essentials. 800 toys were given away on February 13th in our first ever Christmas in February toy distribution, 19 community sponsors got involved, and the work was featured on both local and national media.
This project will launch this fall with opportunities to buy toys, collaborate, sponsor, and contribute! Want more information?
Ama Mission 2018
Zapopan Connection Center
During our second mission trip abroad to Zapopan, Mexico, we took our community outreach to the next level by offering free medical and dental care, haircuts, carnival games, and inflatables for kids. Our big project was building the Connection Center, a community center for youth and children from impoverished neighborhoods. The Connection Center, which is about 75% complete, hosts weekly classes and includes a 500-book library.
Ama Mission 2019
Oaxaca Clinics & Building Project
Our third mission trip abroad took us to Oaxaca, Mexico, to serve a little town still recovering from a devastating 2017 earthquake. The heart of our mission was to care for the people of Santa Maria Xadani and help create sustainable change through medical and dental clinics, skills training, and a community-building project. This trip made possible by the year-long efforts of nearly 50 volunteers was life-changing for both the participants and the recipients. More than a thousand people with a vast range of conditions received treatment from our medical and dental teams, while 15 aspiring entrepreneurs learned the skill of tailoring and around 450 children enjoyed crafts and fun activities. Our building project, a much-needed public restroom, will continue to benefit this community for years to come.
Hope for the Holidays 2020
During the Holiday season in 2020, Ama launched our first annual toy and essential needs drive initiative as a movement to do good and give hope by bringing community partners together with a focus on helping families in need, both local and across the border.
The initiative resulted in over 800 toys to 56 Kent County families working with 19 community sponsors. Three additional pallets of toys were shipped to Mexico and distributed the weekend of February 14th.
Pandemic Pantry Program
In late March, Ama began to partner with MeXo restaurant and Faith Church of Grand Rapids to provide masks (PPE), food baskets, meals, and essential needs to vulnerable populations through volunteer drivers, zeroing in on individuals with social determinants that prohibit them to access resources.
In August, Ama was awarded a CARES Act Grant to continue this good work and 4500 people were provided for in September and October. Foods were sourced at local farms and through local grocers to maximize impact.
Ama has transported a total of $370,000 worth of supplies into vulnerable communities in Mexico since 2018. In 2020, we transported a total of $200,000 worth of PPE, medical supplies, clothing, educational resources, hygiene products, technology, and other essentials.
Donate today to help us support even more communities!