The FUEGO Foundation was established to expand global health outreach and facilitate health care education.
There is a tremendous need in underdeveloped nations for enhanced access to quality health care. The disparity in health care outcomes in such countries in comparison to the United States is vast. Currently, there are more than one billion people who lack essential and basic health care due to their extreme poverty. These statistics represent true human suffering, shortened life spans, and a diminished quality of life. Limited access to qualified health care providers and very little disposable income with which to pay for health care, means that far too many suffer from preventable and curable diseases.
FUEGO supports outreach to under-resourced communities through the establishment of permanent clinics and laboratories, the building of educational facilities, and travel scholarships for graduate students desirous of engaging in medical missions or public health projects. We also make grants to qualified domestic and foreign organizations providing free and low-cost healthcare to underdeveloped communities.
The FUEGO Foundation emerged from the Step by Step Scholarship Fund which was established to provide scholarships to traveling students desirous to serve medical missions or participate in public health projects. While the Step by Step Scholarship Fund still aids students with their medical mission travel costs, it became clear that more was needed in these remote areas than just an annual Band-Aid. Those involved were inspired to facilitate sustainable healthcare and educational resources to impoverished regions. The Step by Step Scholarship Fund remains a part of the FUEGO Foundation and still gives aid to students’ medical mission travels, but the organization restructured its purpose to include not only health care aid, but access and education – and was renamed, the FUEGO Foundation.
The FUEGO Foundation is pleased to fuel life and hope to those in need and we invite you to join us in making a difference.
There are many ways in which you can help.