VIDA sent two containers of aid to our Chilean partner FEDES in May 2012. The first container carried medical supplies and equipment to benefit the numerous clinics in the suburbs of Santiago. These clinics serve some of the poorest people in the country. The value of the shipment exceeded $1,000,000 and included over 2,000 surgical kits, 10 exam tables, and 8 gurneys and 2 operating tables.
In collaboration with Gymobree Corp., VIDA shipped a container of brand new children clothing manufactaured by Gymboree. The shipment contained 250,000 garments, footwear and bedding with a value in excess of $5 million. This donation will be targeting impoverished orphanges and schools who offer the most efficent channel of distrubtion to a large number of beneficiaries. VIDA and FEDES expect to distribute the Gymobree donation to over 50,000 children in Chile.
VIDA and FEDES are planning another shipment of medical supplies in June 2012.
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