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To me Shoulder to Shoulder is healthcare, education, hope, fun and full of friends.  It allowed me to practice nursing, practice my Spanish, explore a new area and make new friends.  I saw how hard everyone was working to bring health care and education to Honduras and the endless hours the staff puts in order to reach that goal. I had an amazing time with Shoulder to Shoulder and hope to work with them again soon.” Emily Bodner

Proven Record

Shoulder to Shoulder, Hombro a Hombro, has been a positive experience in my life….All of us learned, some were frustrated because of the immense poverty and big problems. I kept saying, Rome was not built in a day…” STS is a proven record…you will never be sorry about the time or money you invest in the health of the people from Honduras.”
Julio Aponte, M.D., Cleveland Clinic

Integrating people and numbers

Shoulder to Shoulder is development with a heart and a head, making data-driven decisions without forgetting the people and the lives behind the numbers.  – Brett Jennings, Assistant Coordinator, Medical Brigades, STS


Shoulder to Shoulder is versatile, and their stance in the southwestern corner of Honduras is committed. Community respect for the organization shows through the people you meet. In participation with an educational brigade through UNCA, I was able to interact with faculty and students in small primary schools and also interpret for patients and doctors in community clinic settings. The small towns with cobbled roads and old white mission-style churches located in the lush mountainous landscapes of Intibucá provide impressive locales to meet so many smiling and curious faces from all over the United States, Honduras and beyond. Intibucá, like all places, is not without its politics and difficulties, but it also is a place with so much to offer. Shoulder to Shoulder fosters the values of service and cooperation and provides a place for coming together, learning and sharing. – Jack

Tireless staff

Shoulder to Shoulder is full of incredible people tirelessly working together towards the same goal:  To improve the lives of people in Intibucá.” Ben Ranz, Director of Operations, STS