Sep 10, 2018

Chile Needs Your Help

Although the devastating earthquake seems like a distant memory, the plight of millions of impoverished Chileans is as bleak as the day the earthquake struck.  In spite of the tremendous economic strides Chile has experienced over the past decades, one of the sad realities is that Chile has one of the highest income disparities in the world.  Millions continue to live in extreme poverty.  Unfortunately, VIDA's decades of medical aid to Chile is drawing to a close as funds to pay for shipments have dried up and the cost to clear containers in Chile is going up.  This double hit is making shipments nearly impossible. The VIDA team is working hard to raise funds to continue with this project and we hope that we can count on the continued support of the GlobalGiving community.

Sep 10, 2018

VIDA Peru is Thriving Thanks to Your Support

Hospital Bed and Equipment placed in Lima Hospital
Hospital Bed and Equipment placed in Lima Hospital
VIDA is excited to announce that Peru's Ministry of Health has entered into a partnership with VIDA to facilitate the customs clearance and in country distribution of  medical equipment and medical supplies to the poorest communities in the greater Lima area.  This partnership is reducing the international shipping costs by 40% and will eliminate all costs for shipping inside Peru. This means that your support will help more people than ever before.  This develoment along with the increase in donations from hospitals accross California will enable VIDA to ship a record number of containers to Peru in 2018. This is a very important development as the cost of transporting aid  is very high and limits VIDA's capacity to send more aid. As this report is being written, there are two containers currently on the water.   Thank you for your continued generosity!
Aug 7, 2018

Shipments Flood into Peru

VIDA is excited to announce that Peru's Ministry of Health has entered into a partnership with VIDA to facilitate the customs clearance and in country distribution of  medical equipment and medical supplies to the communities devestated by the floods.  This partnership is reducing the international shipping costs by 40% and will eliminate all costs for shipping inside Peru. This means that your support will help more people than ever before.  This develoment along with the increase in donations from hospitals accross California will enable VIDA to ship a record number of containers to Peru in 2018. This is a very important development as the cost of transporting aid to the Sacred Valley, Cuzco as well as other locations not near a port is very high and limits VIDA's capacity to send more aid. As this report is being written, there are two containers currently in Peruvian customs and another container is on the water.   Thank you for your continued generosity!

 
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