Project Piaxtla provides virtually the only medical and dental care within a 400 square mile sector of the Sierra Madre. This past year our clinics had more than 5000 patient visits. The project is active in introducing more nutritious food crops, starting corn banks and food cooperatives, sponsoring further education for gifted youngsters, and training village youth in medical and dental skills, we manage to accomplish on an annual budget of about $8,000 the equivalent of what other medical aid projects and up to $80,000 to do. To do this we tap numerous resources for donations of medicines, equipment, and volunteer assistance. We learn to live and operate on a shoestring – and in so doing we feel more in harmony with the villagers with whom we work.