This project ships $1.5 million in donated medical supplies and equipment to Peruvian doctors, clinics and hospitals serving victims of the devastating 8.0-magnitude earthquake.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
The August 15, 2007 8.0-magnitude earthquake in Peru killed over 540 and injured 1,500. Centered near the cities of Ica and Pisco, the quake left homes, hospitals and roads in ruins, making the distribution of supplies and medical services both vital and difficult. VIDA is collecting vast amounts of donated medical supplies in response to the disaster and utilizing our network of Peruvian affiliates to distribute the goods efficiently and effectively - but funding is needed for the shipping.
How will this project solve this problem?
VIDA is collecting and sending vital medical supplies to Peruvian health institutions serving victims of the quake, where the destruction left already-impoverished clinics and hospitals ill-equipped to save and treat the injured.
Potential Long Term Impact
This medical relief effort will save lives and provide treatment for many of the 1,500 Peruvians injured in the quake.
Total Funding Received to Date: $5,231
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $5,231 . The original project funding goal was $5,000.