Nov 25, 2019

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SAI Volunteer provides joy to children in hospital
SAI Volunteer provides joy to children in hospital

GlobalGiving Project Update: Hospitals November 2019

(Venezuela | Let's Give a Helping Hand to Venezuela

SAI Provided 8,225 Nutritious Meals for Hospital Patients in October!

Thanks to GlobalGiving donors,October was a breakthrough month for South American Initiative’s project to help Venezuelan hospital patients. With our new kitchen facilities we have increased our food production capabilities. SAI prepared and delivered a whopping 8,225 meals to patients in local public hospitals.

Upgraded Kitchens Expand Meal Distribution

During the past month, we have focused on providing more meals to individuals in Venezuelan public hospitals.

Several days a week SAI staff and volunteers make and distribute fresh meals and desperately needed medicine. Our volunteers now make over a thousand arepas and other nutritious meals in our kitchens and then deliver them directly to patients in public hospitals.

SAI Volunteers: Guardian Angels for the Sick

Everyone is always excited to see our volunteers because they know we bring healthy food that may be their only nutritious meal of the day. When our volunteers arrive, patients say they are like guardian angels delivering food, medicine, and caring for those who cannot take care of themselves.

We provide help where there is no help; compassion where there is no hope, food where there is no food, and medicine where there is no medicine.

Help Us Finish The Year Strong For the Holidays

Christmas in the hospital is not very exciting.  SAI volunteers dress up in Santa costumes when they deliver meals to hospitals. We also do our best to add something special for holiday meals.

With your help, our SAI volunteers and staff can make 2019 a Christmas to remember for these hospital patients. Our goal is to give each patient a small gift.  On Christmas, we deliver holiday treats like:

  • Hallacas - chicken or beef wrapped in plantain leaves; 
  • Pan de Jamon - bread filled with raisins and ham; and 
  • Dulce de Colchinito - a slow-cooked brown sugar and green papaya dessert.

As a GlobalGiving donor, we ask that you continue to help these abandoned hospital patients. Your generosity makes it possible for sick patients to heal faster so they can rejoin their families and loved ones at home. Your donations make a huge emotional difference and truly do save lives! Thank You! 

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SAI Volunteers deliver meals to hospital patients
SAI Volunteers deliver meals to hospital patients
Dialysis patients get nutritious meals in hospital
Dialysis patients get nutritious meals in hospital
SAI volunteers deliver arapas to hospital patients
SAI volunteers deliver arapas to hospital patients
Sep 20, 2019

SAI Provides Hospital Patients Life-Saving Meals

Hard To Believe, But TRUE!

It is impossible to believe that Venezuelans cannot get medications such as aspirin, insulin, and antibiotics. For each person who suffers from an illness, life becomes filled with anxiety and stress simply because it is difficult to get the medications they need or the fact that they are outrageously expensive. The other issue is the limited amount of doctors due to the fact that a large number of doctors have left the country.

Food and Medical Supplies

SAI is distributing balanced, protein-rich meals and medical supplies to hospitals. These meals are prepared under strict hospital regulations and are made specifically for the needs of each patient. In addition, much needed medical supplies are being distributed to improve patient care. We are providing antibiotics, anesthesia, aspirin and other basic medications.

7,223 Nutritious Meals

In the past three months of June, July and August, SAI and GlobalGiving donors have provided 7,223 nutritious meals to those who cannot feed themselves. With your donations SAI is able to continue to provide desperately needed humanitarian aid to Venezuelans in this dire time of need. 

Your Donations Create A Better Reality

Your generous contributions create a better reality for Venezuelans by dramatically increasing the number of nutritious meals, medication and medical supplies available for those people struggling to survive during the current health and economic crisis.

SAI’s Growth Signals Hope Is On The Way!

SAI is currently working on opening a medical clinic in Valencia, Venezuela.  We will provide doctors, treatment, medication and professional medical care at our facility.  We look forward to being able to provide much needed high quality medical care to the people of Venezuela.

Sep 17, 2019

Waiting In Line for Food is a Blessing & a Curse

The Blessing & The Curse

Gabriella waits in the South American Initiative’s food line holding the hand of her four year old son, and carrying her one year old daughter. She says,”We’re lucky to get one meal a day. My kids are always hungry, and so am I. Life is hard, but without this food, it would be unbearable.” 

Stuck In Colombia

The precarious situation suffered by Venezuelans stuck in Cucuta, Colombia, is unfortunate. One of our field correspondents reported that to survive the chaos, many choose to perform illegal actions.  As seen by members of our field team in the streets of Cucuta, dozens of young Venezuelan girls are involved in prostitution and many young men and woman are under the influence of drugs. Our staff is brought to tears by the appaling conditions they witness daily and the stories they hear from the refugees.

The Need For Food Is Enormous

With your generous contributions, SAI and GlobalGiving donors have delivered thousands of meals feeding the refugees in Cucuta. There is not enough food for the refugees, many are starving and begging for food.  We need your continued support to help us feed the refugees in this dire situation of limited resources. 

South American Initiative and GlobalGiving donors aid the Venezuelan refugees in Cucuta.  We deliver nutritious and protein-laden meals and medicines to strengthen the weak bodies of refugees. Our goal is to be able to provide more nutritous meals to feed the refugees and aide them in improving their quality of life. It is our desire to offer a viable solution so that many of the Venezuelans living on the Colombian border can be self-sufficient and take care of themselves and their families. 

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