96¢ out of every $1 goes directly to benefit people
who need medical treatment

MACLA is a Kansas City based organization. More than 3000 physicians, nurse anesthetists and nurses have volunteered their time and talents to work with the teams. These dedicated volunteers have come from all over the United States. Many hospitals, businesses, foundations and individuals have provided resources for continued service to the people of the Dominican Republic and to Bolivia...

Read more about who we are.View our 2013 mid-year letter.


Helping Children in Latin America
A Kansas City organization
Medical volunteers Latin America
Dominican Repulic free surgery
We help the financially underprivileged of the Dominican Republic, Bolivia and other third world countries
We help patients with physical deformities such as cleft lips and palates, burn scar contractures, as well as hand and soft tissue deformities
MACLA is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization
The Peace Corps is of great assistance with notifying those in need and with helping to bring patients from barrios throughout the Dominican Republic.
The patients treated by MACLA are among the poorest in Bolivia and the Dominican Republic. They have little or no hope for adequate medical or surgical care.
A Success StoryLevanessa Meran
A MACLA Sucess Story: Levanessa MeranA special patent, Levanessa Meran, from sister Babs' Inn of the Good Samaritan, who we have been treating for four years.

She was born with a huge hemangioma (blood vessel tumor) of her upper lip and because this is a very vascular (bloody) it required conservative injections to decrease the size until this year. 

Read the rest of her story and see her after picture

Medical Aid for Children of Latin America Mission Statement

MEDICAL AID FOR CHILDREN OF LATIN AMERICA
(MACLA) endeavors to help the financially underprivileged of the Dominican Republic, Bolivia and other third world countries. The teams of surgically treat patients with correctable physical deformities such as cleft lips and palates, burn scar contractures, as well as hand and soft tissue deformities. The medical teams help to educate the Kansas City and third world medical personnel.