About Us

Hear founder, Kathy Tschiegg, give a synopsis of the services CAMO provides.

Who We Are

Launched in 1993 by former Peace Corps nurse, Kathryn M. Tschiegg, RN, BBA, CAMO is a non-denominational, Christian-based, humanitarian organization that brings life-saving medical services, education and community development to Central America. CAMO provides more than 140, 000 life-saving services each year to impoverished people who otherwise would not have access to aid.

What Makes CAMO Different?

Counterpart relationships make CAMO unique. Being a counterpart means just that – being an international part, or “partner,” with someone in the same field. The relationship is one of teaching, learning, communicating and growing. CAMO builds multi-disciplinary networks among medical experts, trade professionals and those in leadership development. CAMO-USA professionals commit to a minimum of 5 years to develop such counterpart relationships with CAMO’s Honduras professionals to promote positive, forward change.

What makes CAMO different is the long-term counterpart relationships: 

  • Sorters   
  • Packers Honduran flag
  • Shipping Helpers 
  • Maintenance Helpers 
  • Lawn Care Helpers 
  • Craters 
  • Drivers 
  • Writers  Honduran flag
  • Donors  Honduran flag
  • Nurses  Honduran flag
  • Doctors   Honduran flag
  • Software Technicians   Honduran flag
  • Web Designers   Honduran flag
  • Financial Associates   Honduran flag
  • Committee members   Honduran flag
  • Organizers   Honduran flag
  • Businesspeople   Honduran flag
  • Retail Workers   Honduran flag
  • Social Workers   Honduran flag
  • Paramedics   Honduran flag
  • Biomedical Engineers   Honduran flag
  • Spokespeople 

How We Serve (redistribution)

CAMO operates in three main areas: Training and Education, Medical Services, and Community Development. CAMO-USA collects, sorts, repairs and distributes donated equipment and supplies to assist each of these areas of service. To maintain consistency and promote sustainability, the redistribution center in the USA mirrors the one in Honduras in both function and operation.