Medical Supplies to Hospitals in Chile

$6,617 $43,383
Raised Remaining


An 8.8 magnitude earthquake hit central Chile early Feb 27, destroying hospitals around and in Santiago, VIDA has connected with our local partner FEDES to supply needed medical supplies.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The most urgent need is to raise funds to support the shipment of multiple containers by sea to Chile. Each container holds approximately 1 million in donated medical supplies and cost approx, $10,000 to deliver. VIDA provides $150 in medical aid for every dollar donated. A $50 donation provides $7,500 in medical supplies. Saving hundreds of lives.

How will this project solve this problem?

In concert with GlobalGiving and Fundacion Educativa de Desarrollo Economico y Social (FEDES) locally on the ground, this fund will provide victims of the earthquake with critical medical care for several years.

Potential Long Term Impact

It will take many years to restore the poorest areas along the coast of Chile. VIDA is prepared to ship dozens of containers of medical relief to the Fundacion Educativa de Desarrollo Economico y Social FEDES for distribution for the long-term.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

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Project Leader

Patti Mangan

Board of Directors Member
Emeryville, California United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Medical Supplies to Hospitals in Chile