Teams Supported
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Each year Kendall Optometry Ministry, Inc (KOM) provides support for mission teams traveling all over the world.  Below is a partial list of team which KOM have supported.  
  For YEARS:  2004-2005  2006  2007  2008   2009  2010  2011  2012
                        2013  2014   2015  2016   2017   2018
Click on the link provided to learm more about the team.

 2004-2005:
  Honduras, 2003-2005      Romania, 2004      Peru, 2005              Mexico, 2005  
  Kenya, 2005                       Thailand, 2005       Nicaragua, 2004-2005

 2006:
In 2006 thirty-two teams have been supported by KOM.  Below is just a sample
  Burma, 2006                      China, 2006           Haiti, 2006               Ecuador, 2006
  Peru, 2006                          Uganda, 2006        Vietnam, 2006        Peru #2, 2006
  Swaziland Africa, 2006   North Korea, 2006

Other 2006 teams went to:
  Honduras                    Kenya                    Republic of Kiribati
  Ghana (W. Africa)      Guatemala             El Salvador

 2007:
During 2007 KOM will support (in addition to 50 BMDMI teams (www.bmdmi.org) 45 teams going to:  Kenya, Phillipines, Burma, Thailand, Jamaica, Romania, Panama, South Africa, Haiti (4 times), Peru (5 teams), Ecuador,  Swaziland Africa (twice), Nicaragua, Zambia, Guatamala,   El Salvador, Morant Bay Jamaica,  Honduras (twice),  Ghana, and Vietnam (twice).  The BMDMI teams will use the kits owned by BMDMI while the KOM teams will use one of the kits provided by KOM.

Below is a sample of those teams who have gone and returned.
  Burma, 2007              Guatemala, 2007      Honduras, 2007   Jamaica, 2007
  Panama, 2007           Kenya, 2007              Zambia, 2007         Kenya #2, 2007
  Ethiopia, 2007           Ghana, 2007              Vietnam, 2007       Honduras #2, 2007
  Honduras #3, 2007  Peru, 2007

 2008:
Thus far (as of 5/22/2008) during 2008 there have been 69 teams to sign up to use the equipment.  These teams have gone or are going to places like: Myanmar (Burma) 3 times, Haiti (7 times), Honduras (8 times), Panama (twice), Peru (3 times), Mexico (7 times), Swaziland, Zambia, India (2 times), China, Nicaragua, South Africa, Uguanda (2 times), Ecuador (2 times), Vietnam, Romania, Africa, Cambodia, West Africa, Republic of Kiribati, Ghana (West Africa), Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Mamelodi (Africa), Mexico City, Grenada and Jamaica.

Below is a sample of those teams who have gone and returned:
  Burma, 2008    South Africa, 2008     Haiti, 2008     Panama, 2008   Honduras, 2008
  Mexico, 2008   Honduras #2, 2008    Honduras #3-5, 2008               Honduras #6, 2008
  India, 2008       Burma #2, 2008
A much larger list will be provided later.

 2009:
Thus far (as of 9/26/2009), 82 teams have signed up for 2009.  They are going to Chandigarh (India), Haiti (3 times), Honduras (3 times), Burma, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Guyana, Ghana, Ethiopia, Poland, Ukraine, Peru, Philippines, Guinea, Kenya, Vietnam, Nigeria, Brazil, Zambia, Kenya, Vietnam, and ElCoyote (Mexico).

By the end of 2009 KOM shipped one of 10 different kits to 97 different going into 34 different countries.

Below is a sample of those teams who have gone and returned:
Nicaragua, 2009 (Video)    Honduras, 2009    Phillipines, 2009   Peru 2009

A much larger list will be provided later.

 2010:
Thus far Kendall Optometry Ministry has signed up 102 teams to carry one of 12 different kits into nearly 30 different countries.    Here is a testimony from an optometrist who traveled to Honduras with one of those teams: Dr Marc Carozza, OD.

Here is a link to an organization called AHMEN who regularly goes to Honduras on mission trip. Kendall Optometry Ministry (KOM) provides equipment and training for all the teams associated with AHMEN.

Click the below links to go to pictures and testimonials from various teams who have provided me information on their trips.

Jamaica - 2010      Burma (Myanmar) - 2010      Zambia - 2010    Ecuador - 2010
Honduras - 2010   Mexico, 2010      Zambia #2 - 2010    Thailand - 2010

 2011
In 2010 there were 127 teams carrying one of 12 kits into 36 different countries.  

This year there are already 103 teams signed up to use the kit going to this list of countries:
Burma, Camaroon, Chamei,Africa, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvadore,Ethiopia,Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Kansas City (USA), Kenya, Liberia, West Africa, Malawi, Mali, Africa, Mexico, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, St Louis (USA), Tanzania,Africa, Uganda, and Vietnam,

This system is now being used in the states in areas where people cannot possibly afford to get glasses.  An optometrist must be present but you should check with your state optometry board for regulations.    It currently has been done in Indiana, Louisiana, Texas, Missouri, Kansas and will soon be done in other states.

Here are some of the teams who traveled in 2011.  There are many more needed to be posted.

Haiti, 2011                     Honduras, 2011                     Liberia, West Africa - 2011   Ecuador - 2011
Haiti #2, 2011               Kenya and Uganda - 2011   Haiti #3, 2011                           Ghana - 2011
Honduras #2, 2011     Panama - 2011                        Nicaragua - 2011                   Honduras #3, 2011
Peru, 2011                     Nicaragua #2, 2011


 2012
In 2011 there were 111 teams carrying one of 13 kits into 28 different countries.  Now in 2012 Kendall Optometry Ministry owns 14 kits.

This year there are (as of 11/14/2012) 122 teams signed up to use the kit going to this list of 31 countries:
Nicaragua(9), Honduras (27), Thailand (1), Mali (1), Haiti (13), Mexico (16), Burma (1), Ecuador (2), Guatemala (5), Peru (2), Romania (2), Zambabwe (1), Dominician Republic (2), , Jamaica (3), Brazil (1), Tanzania (1), India (1), Kenya (3), Puerto Rico (1), Ghana (2), USA (8), Malawi (4), Bolivia (3), Bukina Faso (1), Vietnam (1), Cameroon (2), Guayana (1), El Salvadore (1), and Cambodia(1)

Here are some of the teams who have thus far traveled in 2012.  There are many more needed to be posted.

Honduras, 2012     Honduras, 2012 #2     Burma (Myanmar) 2012            Nicaragua, 2012
Kenya, 2012            Romania, 2012            Bolivia, 2012                               Thailand, 2012
Romania #2, 2012  Bolivia #2, 2012          Nicaragua, 2012 #2                    Honduras, 2012 #3
Ghana, 2012            Romania, 2012 #2      Haiti, 2012                                    Honduras, 2012 #4
Dominican Republic, 2012                          Burkina Faso, Africa - 2012    Ecuador, 2012
Jamaica, 2012         Honduras, 2012 #5    Mexico, 2012 (Amazing Testimony!)

 2013
In 2012 there were 122 teams carrying one of 14 kits into 30 different countries.  

This year there are (as of 7/11/2013) 109 teams have thus far signed up to use one of 15 kits going to this list of 34 countries:
Burma (1), Guinea (1), Mexico (3), South Africa (1), Honduras (17), Panama (1), Dominican Republic (4), Nicaragua (4), Jamaica (1), El Salvadore (3), Guatemala (6), Malawi (4), Liberia (Ghana), Guaynna (1), Tanzania (1),Haiti (6), Burma (1), Panama (1), Vietnam (1), India (2), Zambabwe (1), Ecuador (2), Chad (1), Bolivia (3), Mexico (5), Thailand (1), USA (2), Jamaica (2), Belize (1), Peru (2), Rwanda (1), Brazil (1), Kenya (3), Uganda (1), and Africa (1)

Here are some of the teams who have thus far traveled in 2013.  There are many more needed to be posted.

Haiti, 2013       Liberia, 2013      Jamaica, 2013     Honduras, 2013                Honduras #2, 2013
Honduras #3, 2013                     Burma, 2013        Dominican Republic, 2013
Philippines, 2013                       Mexico, 2013       Uganda, 2013  (Amazing Testimonies!)
Ecuador, 2013                             Thialand, 2013    Nicaragua,2013

 2014
In 2013 there were 120 teams carrying one of 15 kits into 40 different countries.

This year (as of 11/1/2014) there are 111 teams that have thus far signed up to use one of the 16 kits going to this list of 26 countries.  
Belize(2), Bolivia, Burma (Myanmar), Chad, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic (3), Ecuador (3), Ethiopia, Guatemala (6), Guyana, Haiti (10), Honduras (22), India, Jamaica (5), Jordan (3), Kenya (3), Madagascar, Mexico (11), Nepal, Nicaragua (4), Palau island, Peru (3), Phillipines(2), Suriname, Uganda (6), South Africa(2), USA (8), Vietnam(2), West Bank, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Here are some of the teams who have thus far traveled in 2014.   There are many more needed to be posted.

Burma, 2014     Honduras, 2014     Kenya, 2014    Honduras #2, 2014    Honduras #3, 2014
Guatemala, 2014   Dominican Republic, 2014    Mexico, 2014      Nicaragua, 2014
Uganda, 2014   Honduras #4, 2014   Haiti, 2014  Jamaica, 2014 <-(See what an Optometrist thought!)
Ecuador, 2014  Belize, 2014    Zimbabwe, 2014   Haiti, 2014      Honduras, #5, 2014
Cambodia, 2014    Mexico #2, 2014    Honduras #6, 2014   Peru, 2014  Honduras #7, 2014
Honduras #8, 2014   Jordan and West Bank, 2014   Belize, 2014

 2015
In 2014 there were 114 teams carrying one of 16 kits into 30 different countries.

This year as of 11/9/2015 there are 120 teams that have thus far signed up to use one of the 17 kits going to this list of 34 different countries:
Belarie (1), Belize (5), Burma (Myanmar) (2), Chad (2), China (2), Columbia (1), Dominican Republic (5), Ecuador (8), El Salvadore (2), Ethiopia (1), Ghana (2), Guatemala (8), Haiti (11), Honduras (18), India (2), Indonesia (1), Israel (2), Jamaica (4), Kenya (3), Lebanon (2), Madagascar (2), Mexico (15), Nicaragua (10), Nigeria (2), Panama (2), Peru (5), San Andres Island (2), Suriname (2), Uganda (4), USA (9), Vietnam (2), Zambia (2), Zimbabwe (1)

Here are some of the teams who have thus far traveled in 2015.  There are many more needed to be posted.

Guatemala, 2015                         Guatemala & Haiti, 2015  Haiti, 2015             Haiti #2, 2015
Haiti #3, 2015                              Haiti #4, 2015                                                      Honduras, 2015
Honduras #2, 2015                     Honduras #3, 2015                                            Honduras #4, 2015
India, 2015                                    Jamaica, 2015                                                      Kenya, 2015
Mexico, 2015                                Myanmar (Burma), 2015                                   Chad, 2015  
Kenya #2, 2015                            Nicaragua #1, 2015                                            West Bank, Israel, 2015  
Nicaragua #2, 2015                     Nicaragua, #3, 2015                                           USA #1, 2015
USA #2, 2015                                West Bank, Israel #2, 2015                               Mexico #2, 2015
Vietnam, 2015                               Columbia, 2015                                                   Mexico #3, 2015
Zambia, 2015

 2016

In 2015 there were 120 teams carrying one of 17 kits into 34 different countries.

Thus far (as of 9/2/2016) in 2016 there are 113 teams carrying one of 17 kits into this list of 23 different countries.
Belize(3), Columbia(1), Costa Rica(2), Dominican Republic(8), Ebye Island(1),
Ecuador(3), El Salvador(1), Guatemala(6), Haiti(12), Honduras(19), India(1),
Jamaica(5), Kenya(2), Mexico(7), Myanmar(1), Nicaragua(6), Panama(1), Peru(8),
Philippines(1), South Africa(1), Suriname(1), Tanzania(2), Uganda(1), USA(8),
Vietnam(1), West Bank in Israel(3), Zimbabwe(2)

Here are some of the teams who have thus far traveled in 2016.  There are more needed to be posted.

Dominican Republic, 2016        Myanmar, 2016      Phillipines, 2016    Jamaica, 2016
India, 2016                                     Guatemala, 2016   Honduras, 2016     Zambia, 2016
Ecuador, 2016                              Peru, 2016               Mexico, 2016          Kenya, 2016
Dominican Republic #2, 2016  Honduras #2, 2016   Honduras #3, 2016   Honduras #4, 2016
Honduras #5, 2016                      Honduras #6, 2016   Honduras #7, 2016 Nicaragua, 2016
Jamaica #2, 2016                         Haiti, 2016                 Panama, 2016     Nicaragua #2, 2016
Guatemala #2, 2016                     El Salvadore, 2016  Haiti #2, 2016      Honduras #8, 2016
USA, 2016                                      Honduras #9, 2016   Israel, 2016        Ebye Island, 2016


 2017
In 2016 there were 118 teams carrying one of our 17 kits into 29 different countries.

Thus far (as of 11/4/2017) there are 118 teams carrying one of the 18 kits into this list of 31 different countries:
Belize(2), Bolivia(1), Camerroon(1), Columbia (2), Dominican Republic(8), Ecuador(4), El Salvadore(1), Guatemala(9), Haiti (12), Honduras(24), India(3), Israel(4), Jamaica(4), Lebanon(1), Kenya(1), Liberia(1), Madagascar(1), Malawi(1), Mexico(5), Myanmar(1), Nepal(1), Nicaragua(4), Nigeria(1), North Africa(1), Panama(1), Peru(4), Philippines(2), Tanzania(2), USA(14), Vietnam(1), Zimbabwe(1)

Here are some of the teams who have thus far traveled in 2017.  There are more needed to be posted.  Click one of the below links to know more about the trips of the teams.

Honduras #1, 2017               Haiti #1, 2017                          Philippines, 2017         Kenya, 2017
Honduras #2, 2017               India, 2017                               Guatemala, 2017          USA, 2017
Vietnam, 2017                        Panama, 2017                         Honduras #3, 2017      Haiti #2, 2017
Honduras #4, 2017               Dominican Republic, 2017  Haiti #3, 2017        Honduras #5, 2017
Dominican Republic #2. 2017   Haiti #4, 2017                   Haiti #5, 2017       Honduras #6, 2017
Jamaica, 2017                        USA #2, 2017                           Israel, 2017                     Haiti #6, 2017
  2018
In 2017 there were 118 teams carrying one of the 18 kits into 31 different countries.

Thus far (as of 8/16/2018) there are 98 teams carrying one of the 19 kits into this list of  32 different countries:
Belize(1), Camarroon(1), Columbia(2), Costa Rica(1), Dominican Republic(7), Ecuador(3), Guatemala(6), Haiti(8), Honduras(22), India(1), Israel(1), Ivory Coast(1), Jamaica(2), Kenya(4), Laos(1), Lebanon(1), Madagascar(2), Mexico(4), Myanmar(1), Nicaragua(2), Nigeria(3), Panama(1), Peru(2), Philippines(2), Puerto Rico(1), Romania(1),  Sierra Leone(1), South Africa(2), USA(11), Vietnam(1)

Here are some of the teams who have thus far traveled in 2018.  There are more needed to be posted.  Click one of the below links to knows more about the trips of the teams.

Haiti, 2018          Philippines, 2018    Jamaica, 2018            Haiti #2, 2018               Phillipines, 2018
Kenya, 2018        Honduras, 2018     Nicaragua, 2018       Honduras #2, 2018  Honduras #3, 2018
Dominican Republic, 2018                 Dominican Republic #2, 2018                     Jamaica #2, 2018
Haiti #3, 2018       Peru, 2018               Madagascar, 2018    Kenya #2, 2018         South Africa, 2018
Mexico, 2018     Honduras #4, 2018  Dominican Republic #3, 2018    Madagascar #2, 2018 (AMAZING)