Since 2015, HALO Missions has traveled to Zambia, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Ghana and Argentina to provide impoverished communities with medical assistance, clothing and recreational gifts. With your assistance, we hope to continue traveling and helping underprivileged people around the world.
HALO traveled to Chaco, Argentina
In June 2023, HALO traveled to Chaco, Argentina. Chaco is in northern Argentina and home to a number of indigenous minorities. The mission was to focus on helping the extremely poor by providing general medicine, eye care, surgeries and donating food and clothing as well as educational assistance. This was HALO's first mission to Argentina. A return trip is planned for September.
“We screened 1500 patients for eye surgery. We will perform 250 surgeries in September”, remarked HALO co-founder Chris McGuire, “We also donated a guitar, amp, clothing and school supplies for a local school in need and purchased soccer balls for kids. A truly rewarding experience for all”.
HALO Missions traveled to El Salvador, revisited an orphanage for abused children.
Provided music and a party for the children and donated months' worth of food and fruit trees. We discovered that "HALO" the cow had escaped for a week. During her week of freedom, she became pregnant, and gave birth to a calf. The children named the calf "Missions".
HALO Missions traveled to Argentina and provided critical surgeries for the extreme poor in Northern Argentina.
Our team of doctors performed eye and general surgeries as well as provided general medical coverage for hundreds of people.
HALO Missions returned to El Salvador
Provided funds and volunteers to renovate additional schools, churches, and an orphanage for abused children
HALO Missions traveled to El Salvador and provided monetary aid to renovate schools, churches, and an orphanage.
We provided grants to several schools to build and renovate bathrooms, kitchens and classrooms and again visited an orphanage to donate food supplies and clothing.
HALO Missions traveled to Ghana and provided monetary aid to fund a school-based project aimed at enhancing the living conditions of vulnerable children exposed to horrific forms of child labor.
Many children in Ghana are exploited and forced to work, as school conditions are poor and family finances are scarce. The goal of our project is to significantly improve the schools so that they are more attractive to children thereby increasing school attendance.
The project includes building a multipurpose building that houses a library, health post, computer lab, and playground. The school population targeted consists of over 800 children.
HALO Missions traveled to Dominican Republic and held four medical clinics for the extreme poor.
The care consisted of general medical care and eye surgeries, and medications were donated to the patients. Hundreds of people were treated.
One woman was diagnosed with Marfan's Syndrome, causing blindness. She had bilateral retinal detachments.
Surgery was performed and her eyesight was restored, allowing her to see her 2- and 5-year-old children for the first time.
Zambia mission Video
HALO Missions traveled to El Salvador
Provided dental and surgical care to more than 1,000 patients. In addition, we provided grants to several schools to build and renovate bathrooms, kitchens and classrooms. We personally sealed and fixed a leaky roof at a school for disabled children. We also gave away toys, toothbrushes, and toothpaste. Finally, we provided food packages to the malnourished families in the hard to reach mountain regions of this impoverished nation. Several hundred young children were treated to the first pizza they ever enjoyed. We also visited an orphanage for abused children, took the children to a beach resort for the day, gave them a clown show and fun activities and games, and provided the children with their first McDonalds meal. We also donated several months' worth of food, and a cow the children named "HALO".
In September 2017, HALO traveled to Zambia with Dr. Bopp, our Medical Director, Dr. Stone and Dr. Paula, our ophthalmologists, Dr. Harrison and his team of 5 dentists, and 2 nurses. We are excited to report the following results:
Medical Care:Provided dental, ophthalmic, and medical care to more than 3,000 patients. Our eye doctors restored sight to more than 70 people, and our dentists and doctors restored the health of thousands of orphans and their caregivers. We also purchased and installed an irrigation and water transportation system for a village and planted the villages first crop with the assistance of the orphans. In addition, we gave away hundreds of sets of clothing and school uniforms so poor children can attend school. We also gave away clothing, books, toys, toothbrushes, and toothpaste to orphans.
Dr. Baxter performing tooth extractions.
HALO Missions traveled to Lufwanyama and Chingola, Zambia in October 2016 to provide medical care and assistance to orphans and their caregivers. Our teams worked tirelessly to triage and treat approximately 2,400 patients. Many were treated for infections, parasites, malaria, wounds, cataracts and eye diseases, dental and other ailments. Click on the photo to read more about the trip!
HALO Missions traveled to Kitwe, Zambia in September 2015 to provide medical care and educational assistance to orphans. There are currently more than 13 million orphans in sub-Saharan Africa due to the AIDS crisis, an estimated two million of which live in Zambia. Our volunteer missionaries paid their own travel, lodging and meal costs to ensure that donor contributions directly paid for the treatments. Click on the photo to read more about the trip!