Charity and Philanthropy

DR. Ike Rahimi, DMD DDS, Dentist in Placerville, CA. 95667

"Living in one of the world's greatest countries, we sometimes over look how precious life is and all of the wonders that exist around us. The basic value of life becomes apparent when we experience other countries that are so poor that people die from simple diseases, hunger, malnutrition, and the overall lack of concern for humanity.

The greatest value I receive from helping people in less fortunate countries of the world is the emotional reward from simply being there; walking on the same streets, breathing their polluted air, eating what they eat, and basically immersing myself in their lifestyle as much as I can. I give aid in the form of money, dental care, education and friendship, and in return I receive a tremendous amount of gratification."

In December of 2007, I decided to go to Afghanistan to help build a non-profit dental clinic. The trip was an eye-opening experience for me because of the vast level of poverty. This country, in which I was born, has seen war after war. It has never had a chance to recover and the people are so poor that it's unimaginable

In 2009 I went to Gutatamala for a dental humanitarian program. We provided dental care for children and adults who needed extreme dental care.

In 2010 I decided to take my motion picture camera to Afghanistan. My aim was to capture on film the different non profit organizations helping to rebuild the country. Here are some images and clips of my journey



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DR. Ike Rahimi, DMD DDS, Dentist in Placerville, CA. 95667