Summer Update for the HIV+ Teen Moms in Lima, Peru
By Patti Mangan - Board Director
Mother and child in the clinic plaza
Thank you for wonderful support of this micro project helping HIV+ young mothers feed their newborns. The work of the clinic is all volunteer and the financial support makes a huge difference. This clinic support is one of 94 micro-clinics supported throughout Peru that VIDA provides medical supplies to on an ongoing basis.
The San Camilo Home (HSC), a non-profit founded in1995 n the largest cloister of an old convent of the Camillus Monks, for the purposes of accommodating, accompanying and attending to people with HIV/AIDS living in extreme poverty, encouraging a path to health where the value of life is given the greatest priority.
We are grateful to all the donors. If you could share this project with one friend we can get closer to our project goal.
Jan 19, 2010
Peru & Haiti
By Patti Mangan - VIDA USA Board Director
Thank you Global Giving Givers. Your support has been wonderful. We have shipped to Peru and Ecuador in the past few months. Your dollars are doing more than feeding babies. They are saving lives.
In addition our dedicated staff and local volunteers have spent the first week post the HAITI earthquake collecting, sorting and stacking donated medical supplies - delivering today - MLK DAY - the first 30 pallets destined for Haiti.
An approximate estimate of $550,000 value of the surgical supplies the doctors and nurses are so desperately in need of.
THANK YOU volunteers - your energy is amazing. Here on this sixth day we are hearing of survivors being pulled from the rubble. Our hearts and hopes go out to all those in Haiti - survivors and volunteers!
And a HUGE thank you to over 160 Global Giving philanthropists who have given to VIDA so far! Please feel free to give us feedback!
Dec 28, 2007
Update to Earthquake releif
By Haydee Rodriguez=Pastor - President
Medical relief has doubled since first reported in August. See photos from VIDA team in Pisco.
In response to the catastrophic 8.0-magnitude earthquake that rocked Pisco, Peru on August 15, VIDA delivered substantial emergency relief efficiently and effectively. Our sister organization VIDA-Peru responded immediately, rushing previously-sent medical supplies to the region. Our first airlift carrier then distributed $2.8 million in medical aid to the most devastated settlements and villages of the region. VIDA also developed a new partnership with Operation USA to cooperatively send further relief to victims of the quake.
Please click below to see photos. Thank you for your support!