In mission of Mabuhay Deseret Foundation is quite simply to CHANGE LIVES. We do this by:
Helping those who cannot help themselves
Our medical teams and volunteer doctors conduct regular medical screenings in provincial areas throughout the Philippines, in close coordination with local authorities to search for those in need. Once patients are identified they are documented, photographed and scheduled to travel to one of our hospice houses where they and a companion or guardian will stay throughout their medical treatment and follow up therapy. For indigent patients the foundation provides free transportation, food, lodging, medicine, medical care and personal support thru the entire process to ensure that every Mabuhay patient returns home to a better quality of life.
Teaching Filipinos to help their own countrymen
Filipinos by nature are a loving and caring people. Their close family unit and spirit of Bayanihan inspires Filipinos to work together with a communal spirit to make seemingly impossible feats a reality through the power of unity and cooperation. The Mabuhay Deseret Foundation endeavors to strengthen this spirit by enlisting volunteers throughout our organization who lead by example as they work with hospitals, doctors and our many partner organizations to change-the-lives of those less fortunate.
Ensure funds go directly to patient care
At Mabuhay Deseret Foundation we pride ourselves in being one of the most cost efficient non-profit organizations in the world. We do not employ any professional managers or executives, but use almost exclusively volunteer administrators, social workers, doctors and related medical specialists to manage and operate the foundation. We own and operate our own hospice houses and barter donated medical equipment and supplies to partner medical facilities in return for reduced operating theatre and related expenses. As a result, 98.5% of every dollar we receive goes directly to patient care.