May 14, 2019

Need Remains Great in Ecuador

Dear GG Friends,

Political challenges, economic inequality and the longterm struggle to overcome natural disasters have made life very difficult for Ecuador's poor. 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

May 14, 2019

VIDA Sending Support to Peru's Most Vulnerable!

Dear Friends,

We thank you for your past and future support as we continue to aid the most vulnerable people in Peru.  Developing economies face enormous short and long-term challenges in building out their healthcare infrastructure in impoverished communities. 

The flooding that has 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 and generous transportation and logistics by Otis McAllister Inc.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 shipment to Peru is 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 75 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 CA will be donating the entire contents of its 125 bed facility.  Specialized beds, gurneys , walkers, wheelchairs, and other equipment will be donated in June 2019 and will consist of 4 shipping containers.


We thank are medical donors and we thank you for making this unique and impactful medical relief program possible through your donations.

Apr 5, 2019

Serving Peru's Most Vulnerable Populations

We thank you for your past and future support as we continue to aid the most vulnerable people in Peru.  Developing economies face enormous short and long-term challenges in building out their healthcare infrastructure in impoverished communities. 

The flooding that has 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 and generous transportation and logistics by Otis McAllister Inc.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 shipment to Peru is 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 75 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 thank are medical donors and we thank you for making this unique and impactful medical relief program possible through your donations.

 
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