In addition to treating preventable illnesses, the group worked to build cement floors and sanitation units in hopes of decreasing the amount of returning patients they will see the following year. With the help of the Buena Vida Coffee fundraiser, Marquette was also able to send an environmental brigade to Panama to work on community gardening, waste management and reforestation.
"It's such a unique experience with some of Marquette's finest students," Frericks said. "I am honored to be a part of the organization."
The Marquette University GMB sold just over 200 bags of coffee during their fundraiser. With their contribution, the group was able to fund their trip, while at the same time support 200 children at Sociedad Amigos de los Ninos. Below are pictures from the group's trip.