Apply to Join
Feb 13, 2019

Ecuador Needs Your Help!

Dear GG Friends,

Ecuador is in desperate need of your help.  The recent earthquake, the political dysfunction, and underlying poverty that permeates Ecuador has severely undermined the nation's healthcare infrastructure.  VIDA is partnered with the Junta de Beneficencia de Guayaquil, a 115-year old charity based in Guayaquil that operates large hospitals as well as several clinics and nursing homes in this large port city. They provide free medical care to 500,000 patients a year who are among Ecuador’s poorest citizens. VIDA provides them with medical supplies and equipment that they desperately need and helps to alleviate costs in serving the poor. Junta’s vast network makes them particularly effective in responding to the regions impacted by the quake.

VIDA needs your help!  VIDA covers all costs of the shipment and we need to raise additional funds to send our next container. This container to Guayaquil will primarily carry medical equipment donated from local Bay Area hospitals. Hospital beds, gurneys, exam tables, wheelchairs, walkers, crutches and other ambulatory equipment will fill the container to the brim.  On an ongoing basis we drive around the Bay for scheduled equipment donations -so that when an event happens - such as this earthquake - we are fully prepared to respond in Latin America.

Your support will go directly to covering the shipping costs and import fees!

Thank you for helping us to achieve our goals.

Regards,

The VIDA Team

Jan 7, 2019

VIDA Sends Record Number of Shipments to Peru in 2018

VIDA has had a record number of shipments to Peru in 2018. VIDA shipped 28 containers carrying over $32 million in aid. 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 345 beds in 2018 along with 200 gurneys and 150 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 2019.

Dec 10, 2018

Record Year of AID for Peru!

Hospital equipped with donated aid from VIDA
Hospital equipped with donated aid from VIDA

VIDA has had a record year in Peru. To date, VIDA has shipped 28 containers carrying over $32 million in aid. 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 345 beds in 2018 along with 200 gurneys and 150 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 2019.

 
WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.