Shipping container interior.
The 40-foot long by 8-foot-wide containers are now in use in numerous Caribbean countries, says Amanda Wolken, CEO of BUILD and a junior from Austin.
“These clinics are now being used by people who have had little or no access to medical care,” she explains.
“They are now in used in Honduras, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Guatemala and other countries. They are helping hundreds of thousands of people and are saving lives.
“We are grateful that this accomplishment is being recognized by the Texas House of Representatives and hope that this recognition will provide greater awareness to BUILD so we can help more people in need of medical services in developing countries.”
Wolken says the group continues to raise more than $100,000 in donations to fund construction of the containers, which once completed are fully equipped with electricity, plumbing and insulation.
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