Be the Light Spotlight: Nicole Orie

Just over a month ago, a group of Insight Global employees set out to “Be The Light” in Honduras at an Insight Global-funded GRIT Clinic. Nicole Orie, a Consultant Engagement Regional Manager out of Boston, was one of them. Nicole had the opportunity to work in the clinic’s pharmacy.

In the United States, you can have basics like Tylenol delivered to your door or walk into any number of stores and find an abundance of over-the-counter medications on the shelves. But in rural Honduras? Not so much. Medications are hard to find and typically cost-prohibitive.

Nicole was shocked to realize that the needs were “more basic than I could have ever imagined,” especially given that it was only a two-and-a-half-hour flight from Miami, Florida. The staggering lack of accessibility quickly made her realize how privileged we are, even though our own healthcare system is far from perfect.

Nicole quickly noticed that women were disproportionately affected by healthcare inequity, recounting how they went to a village with many young mothers, most of whom had many children. “I met a 13-year-old mother,” she recalled. She explained that many of the medications given were basic feminine care; things that are readily accessible in the United States – even things we often take for granted like, Tylenol.

Her volunteer experience drove home the impact that Insight Global is having in the world. “A week of service or a $10 donation can go a long way,” Nicole said. To learn more or donate, visit our Be the Light page.