Russian clinic on the edge of the earth

Hi guys! My name is Karina, I am 19 and I am a co-founder of the Health & Help project. And now, for half a year we have been building a Clinic on the Edge of the Earth in a remote village in Guatemala. And today I want to talk about our simple international Russian team. Every day we treat, we put bricks and sometimes we save someone's life, in general - let's go!
10/01/2016 Guatemala, the village Chuinahtahuyub.

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5.30In our tent camp under the roof, morning comes at six-thirty. For those responsible for breakfast - at six. And for those who can not imagine a day without morning jogging and yoga, at half past five.
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6.00The attendants are already at the stove.
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6.10Not all are given early rises. Our furry friend is not averse to sleep for another five minutes.
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6.20Good morning!
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6.30For breakfast, as usual, oatmeal. And pancakes.
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... and the pie left from yesterday's dinner is a charlotte, but a banana. We learned how to cook delicious and easy cooking using local produce.
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7.00Appetite in the mountains, as a rule, enjoyable.
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7.30At eight, the school day begins. Children appear at the walls of the school already at half past seven
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8.00And we have a working day at eight, and everyone goes about their business.The founding doctors of the Health & Help project Vika and Sergio are going to the nearest town to catch a Wi-Fi in a pizzeria and write a portion of letters to very important people.
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8.30After cleaning and washing dishes kitchen turns into an office. Christina is preparing an English lesson.
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... Architect Lisa is working on drawings
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... Misha and Peter go to the construction site. Petya is the administrator of the clinic, but now he helps at the construction site, where there are always not enough hands.
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Our workers are bed sheet country guys. By decision of the council of the village heads, all able-bodied men must, on a voluntary basis, work a certain number of days at a construction site. Unfortunately, not all "construction-obliged" work in good faith, but over time we have the backbone of the guys on whom you can rely. In the photo they are building formwork.
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For those unfamiliar with construction terms, we will clarify that this is a temporary construction, where cement will be poured and which will be removed when it hardens.
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9.00While there are no patients, doctors are learning Spanish and studying textbooks of tropical medicine.
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... Frances, a charming blonde from Holland, is working on a project for an orphanage in Haiti. She set up an office right in the tent.
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9.15Christina conducts an English lesson for junior classes.
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10.00The first patient today is Rosa. She has been with us for about a month. Today, she complains of lower abdominal pain. Nastya and Kirill listen to the fetal heartbeat and at the same time try to determine whether it is not urgent to recall lectures on akushhestvu.
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10.30We share the kitchen with local women who come every day to prepare lunch for schoolchildren. They make a fire in a low wide stove - planche - on which tortillas or huge pans with steaming brew soon appear.
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The brew is poured into teapots and carried to classes. This atol is liquid sweet semolina.
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11.00Since the meeting hall of the Chuinakhtakhuyu Board of Elders, temporarily converted by us into a waiting room, is located at some distance from the construction site, the rumble of electrical planes does not interfere with listening to patients.
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11.30The emergency ward, meanwhile, has already become a delivery room.
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12.00Cook dinner for ten - entertainment for at least an hour. Therefore, at 12 someone must break away from work and stand at the stove.
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12.30Cyril is waiting for patients
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12.45A boy came, whom our doctors treat for rashes on the body of unknown origin.In the photo he shows how he got better in a week.
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13.00Lunch time - strictly from one to two.
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13.30Our gorgeous dog Mist, which we picked up from Guatemala City, washed, vaccinated and cured, lives with us and drives the surrounding dogs. A couple of days ago, a puppy of such a pitiful look stumbled to the door of our kitchen that it was just an impossible task to drive it away. Now we feed both.
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14.00To cultivate discipline among the locals is an almost impossible task. If you are not Lisa and Misha, who are exactly two already at the construction site. Delayed from lunch? No, not heard!
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14.10All slowly dispersed on jobs.
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14.30Vika and Sergio returned to the clinic and give instruction to less experienced obstetricians. The pharmacy already has four doctors and a natural consultation. "Okay, Google, how to take birth?";)
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15.00The council decided to hold a rehearsal. Christina is preparing to give birth.
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All serious!
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15.30It becomes cooler in the evening and therefore more fun.
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16.00The working day is over, but Misha, Liza and Petya usually work a couple more hours after the local builders leave.
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16.30While the main premises have been converted into a maternity hospital, doctors are receiving patients in that part of the building that now serves as a warehouse for building materials. It's always cold there.Our patients do not really pay attention to the reception hours and come at any time of the day.
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17.00And yet, there is an hour of free time. And what to do with it is a personal matter for everyone.
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17.30Architects and Petya leave for the city to repair the plane.
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18.00Time to cook dinner. As a rule, we make a vegetable soup-puree or pasta with steamed vegetables, sometimes another cake of ready-made mixtures (which Organic Food gave us a lot of kilos). But today they decided to stick dumplings for a change.
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19.00The guys who traveled to the city in the evening and returned only for dinner, forgot about all the work day on the sight of the dumplings;)
20.00Hang up

And tomorrow we will wake up again with the morning mists and get down to business. The days on the project are similar to each other: daily routine, legume-vegetable diet, work at the construction site and in the clinic, many small household chores from buying food to burning garbage, jokes in three languages ​​at dinner, dirty children, women in bright clothes and crazy beauty of the mountain from all sides. And at the same time, each new day is so different from the previous one - patients change their jobs, work tasks, guests, friends and volunteers come and go, we sing new songs and go for a walk along the still untrodden paths. Every sunrise and every sunset burn special colors.This October day was so - one among many, but in its own way unique.

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