Volunteers for Interamerican Development Assistance

VIDA is a non-profit organization providing dual service to both Latin America and Northern California by collecting surplus medical supplies and equipment from health institutions, diverting them from landfills, and shipping them to Latin American hospitals and clinics that rely on such donations for the provision of basic health care.
Feb 7, 2012

January 2012 Report

In 2011, VIDA distributed over $15 million in aid to Peru in to support our 200 plus healthcare partners.  VIDA is shipping out two containers in February 2012 and our partners Americares and Direct Relief each sent one container in January 2012 to support our partners including our work with the earthquake impacted area. . With these shipments, VIDA Peru will also be resupplying our new program, Project Pamplona, which provides critical medical and nutrition services and education to shantytowns in the barren mountains surrounding Lima.  VIDA has installed five pre-fab medical dispensaries that serve a population of up to 10,000 people.

VIDA is now supporting a new clinic in Cuzco called Policlinico Belen, operated my nuns who are working who are caring for single mothers and orphans.  VIDA will equip the clinic with 10 hospital beds, 4 exam tables and other needed equipment and supplies.  VIDA will resupply the clinic twice a year.


All donations will go to covering the cost of shipments.

Feb 7, 2012

January 2012 Report

In 2011, VIDA distributed over $15 million in aid to Peru in to support our 200 plus healthcare partners.  VIDA is shipping out two containers in February 2012 and our partners Americares and Direct Relief each sent one container in January 2012 to support our partners including those serving HIV patients. With these shipments, VIDA Peru will also be resupplying our new program, Project Pamplona, which provides critical medical and nutrition services and education to shantytowns in the barren mountains surrounding Lima.  VIDA has installed five pre-fab medical dispensaries that serve a population of up to 10,000 people.


All donations will go to covering the cost of shipments.

Oct 18, 2011

October 2011 Update

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In 2011, VIDA has distributed over $11 million in aid to Peru in to support our 200 plus healthcare partners in Peru.  VIDA recently airlifted over $2 million in antibiotics to help combat the respiratory illnesses during the winter season. VIDA will be sending another container in November to benefit the service providers operating in the disaster area. VIDA Peru has launched a new pilot program, Project Pamplona, which provides critical medical and nutrition services and education to shantytowns in the barren mountains surrounding Lima.  VIDA has installed five pre-fab medical dispensaries that serve a population of up to 10,000 people. All of these communities lack running water, electricity, or indoor plumbing.  The average daily wage is less than $4 a day and the residents suffer from chronic respiratory illnesses due to exposure to the elements and the unsanitary living conditions.  VIDA Pamplona is the first line of defense against the chronic health issues plaguing the community.  Staff is working with the local community in an education program to implement safe drinking water solutions which are the primary source of illness.  VIDA will be sending a shipment at the end of October to help equip and resupply the medical dispensaries.


All donations will go to covering the cost of shipments.

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