To pack or not to pack... that is the question...
The answer: pack everything! After a good night’s sleep and a local breakfast with plantains and refried beans, we got straight to work. The task: divide all supplies, donations, and equipment into ten hockey bags---two bags designated for each clinic day. It felt a bit like our first unofficial test as a team---how quickly and accurately could we fill the bags together with not a lot of room to spread out, and thousands of supplies (including toothbrushes, toothpaste, vitamins, medicine, wheelchairs, walkers, nursing paraphernalia, toys, school bags etc.) to organize. We devised an assembly-line approach that served us well, and by lunch time, our collective efforts paid off with all bags ready to go.