Every month October through June, between 10 and 20 small private planes wing their way from airports throughout California, Arizona and Nevada to historic El Fuerte in the State of Sinaloa, Mexico.
Over 100 dentists, audiologists, physicians, surgeons, podiatrists, anesthetists, nurse and translators and others spend the weekend working to improve health and provide hope to the underserved people of Sinaloa Mexico.
On their return to the USA, volunteers know that they made a lasting impact on the local people and will have experienced a trip of a lifetime.
Located at the foot of the Sierra Madres and an entry point to the Copper Canyon, El Fuerte is a colonial town dating back to the 1500’s, with its stone fort, hence the name El Fuerte, this is a wild and desolate region of Northern Mexico with limited health care resources for the underprivileged. Some patients come by foot from as far a several hundred miles to seek treatment.
Working with state of the art, donated equipment, volunteers help tens of thousands of persons every year, and provide millions of dollars in services and equipment to the local people. 100% of donations are delivered directly to the people we serve in services and equipment. Liga is a California registered 501(c)(3) corporation.
The impact of Liga’s work is felt far beyond the borders of Mexico. Volunteers who spend just one life-changing weekend with us, expand their skills, confront challenges not encountered at home and return home with just a little bit more love in their hearts.