Volunteers for Interamerican Development Assistance

VIDA is a non-profit organization providing dual service to both Latin America and Northern California by collecting surplus medical supplies and equipment from health institutions, diverting them from landfills, and shipping them to Latin American hospitals and clinics that rely on such donations for the provision of basic health care.
Sep 15, 2011

September 2011 Program Update

VIDA's  Machu Picchu, Cusco, Sacred Valley Disaster Relief project has moved into the long-term support phase.

The 36 micro clinic partnerships established during the emergency are now recipients of long-term assistance from VIDA to support the healthcare needs of the poor who live in these communities.


In 2011, VIDA has distributed over $10 million in aid to Peru in to support our 200 plus healthcare partners throughout Peru including the 36 in the Sacred Valley vicinity.

VIDA will be sending by airlift over $2 million in antibiotics in October in response to the chronic health problems related to unsanitary living conditions.  All medicines will be distriubted by our partners at no cost.

All donations to this project are used to cover the cost of shipping .

Sep 15, 2011

September 2011 Report

Pamplona Peru
Pamplona Peru

In 2011, VIDA has distributed over $10 million in aid to Peru in to support our 200 plus healthcare partners throughout Peru. VIDA Peru has launched a new pilot program in five shantytown’s located in the barren mountains bordering Lima with the goal of serving 24 communities. All of these communities lack running water, electricity, or indoor plumbing. Housing is constructed from salvaged wood, metal, plastic and cardboard materials with dirt floors.  The average daily wage is less than $4. The residents suffer from chronic respiratory illnesses due to exposure to the elements and the unsanitary living conditions including unclean water.  VIDA has installed five pre-fab medical dispensaries that each provides basic medical care and nutritional supplements to a population of 10,000 people.   

VIDA will be sending by airlift over $2 million in Antibiotics in October in response to the chronic health problems related to unsanitary living conditions.

All donations will go to covering the cost of shipments.

Pamplona Peru
Pamplona Peru
Jun 14, 2011

Global Giving is matching donations on June 15th!

Hello to all who follow our work in Lima. This project is one of many we are supplying all year round in Lima and throughout Peru. We are able to provide life saving supplies because every month - people like you care and donate. Well this month your donation can have more impact! Give on Wednesday the 15th!

GlobalGiving’s second Bonus Day of the year is coming up and this gives donors a chance to magnify their support!  On June 15th, GlobalGiving.org will be matching all donations at 30% up to $1,000 per donor per project while funds last. There will be $75,000 available in matching funds.

Please help us support our work in Peru by donating on June 15!

Thank you!

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