Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of local and global communities through service, education, and empowerment.
Our vision is to strengthen and enable our partners in establishing and maintaining sustainable resources for health, education, and water in underserved communities.
The International Health and Early Learning Programs (iHelp) Foundation began in 2003 when Bill Betz and Brent Skinner embarked on a journey to save the world after a mudslide in El Salvador. These two best friends took all their money, raided their parents’ food storage, bought an old van (affectionately called El Cacahuate de Plata—or “The Silver Peanut”), and headed for the U.S.-Mexico Border. Loaded with medical equipment, clothes, and first aid provisions, they traveled from Logan, Utah, to San Salvador, El Salvador. What began as two crazy kids spending every cent in their pockets on an old van has become a force for good that has served and lifted thousands of people in need around the world.
Over the years, the iHelp Foundation has worked to increase access to medical and dental care services, provide health education, increase access to clean water, train health professionals, respond to disasters, and build medical clinics, schools, and homes in the world’s most in-need communities.
Whether you are a student, healthcare professional, or community volunteer, we invite you to come and learn, grow your abilities, and serve those around you. We believe that as you embark on a journey to serve with the iHelp Foundation, your life will be changed forever.