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Nov 13, 2019

Help VIDA Finish Strong in 2019

VIDA Peru
VIDA Peru

We thank you for your support as we continue to aid the most vulnerable people in Peru. The systemic poverty coupled with the natural disasters that have struck Peru over the past three years have devastated the most vulnerable communities in Peru. We work with a variety of hospitals and small clinics - providing hospital beds, exam tables and other much needed equipment and supplies. We partner with Peru’s Ministry of Health to bring medical aid to benefit thousands of families all year long. Our work in responding to natural disasters at times can overshadow our 28 years of work helping poor people who lack access to basic healthcare.  Shipments to Peru are expected to surpass $20 million in 2019 as we are working hard to push out as much lifesaving aid in the final 6 weeks of the year.  As we write this report, we are sending a shipment of 32 hospital beds along with 100’s of boxes of supplies.  In addition, we are receiving over 100 beds from Stanford Hospital which we are  expecting to send out within the next 4 weeks.  It is your support that makes these shipments possible.  Without your donations we simply lack the funds to pay for transportation costs.  We look forward to closing out 2019 in strong fashion and carrying our momentum into 2020.

Oct 8, 2019

VIDA has Shipped over $15 million in aid to Peru!

VIDA is continuing to respond to the growing healthcare needs in Peru. With over $15 million already sent in 2019, VIDA has lined up an additional four shipments that will be going out over the next six weeks. Many of these shipments represent a new partnership being led by Peru’s Ministry of Health who is spearheading an effort to upgrade and increase the number of beds available in Peru's hospital system. To that end, VIDA has already sent 300 beds in 2019 along with 120 gurneys and 175 exam tables. Of course, this is in addition to the hundreds of pallets of medical supplies and hospital equipment that VIDA sends every year to Peru.

A major cost in this project is the ocean freight from Oakland to Callao. Global Giving donors play an important role in making these shipments possible. The people of Peru and VIDA thank you for your continued generosity. We look forward to building upon our great success in the final months of 2019.

Oct 7, 2019

VIDA Responds to Peru's Growing Need for Help!

     We thank you for your past and future support as we continue to aid the most vulnerable people in Peru.  The natural disasters that have struck Peru over the past three years has devastated the most vulnerable communities in Peru. We work with a variety of hospitals and small clinics - providing hospital beds, exam tables and other much needed equipment and supplies. We partner with Peru’s Ministry of Health to bring medical aid to benefit thousands of families all year long. Our work in responding to natural disasters at times can overshadow our 28 years of work helping poor people who lack access to basic healthcare.  Our latest shipments to Peru have focused on helping children who suffer debilitating physical disabilities.  Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common physical disability in childhood. Approximately 2 per 1,000 infants in developed countries are born with the condition.  Sadly, for many of these children it is a tragic short life magnified by abandonment.  Due to the generous donations from California Children Services and Kaiser Permanente, VIDA has received over 500 pieces of equipment to aid in the care and development of these children.  These items which often cost in the thousands of dollars would be beyond the means of the children of Peru.

We are very excited to announce that the State of California's Rehab hospital in Sonoma has donated  the entire contents of its 125 bed facility.  Specialized beds, gurneys , walkers, wheelchairs, and other equipment are being loaded into 4 shipping containers over the next month.

 
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