Give Medical Care to 3500 Venezuelan Indigenous

by Fundacion Nativo Vetted since 2018 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit
Give Medical Care to 3500 Venezuelan Indigenous
Give Medical Care to 3500 Venezuelan Indigenous
Give Medical Care to 3500 Venezuelan Indigenous
Give Medical Care to 3500 Venezuelan Indigenous
Give Medical Care to 3500 Venezuelan Indigenous
Give Medical Care to 3500 Venezuelan Indigenous
Give Medical Care to 3500 Venezuelan Indigenous
Give Medical Care to 3500 Venezuelan Indigenous
Give Medical Care to 3500 Venezuelan Indigenous
Give Medical Care to 3500 Venezuelan Indigenous
Give Medical Care to 3500 Venezuelan Indigenous
Give Medical Care to 3500 Venezuelan Indigenous
Give Medical Care to 3500 Venezuelan Indigenous
Give Medical Care to 3500 Venezuelan Indigenous
Give Medical Care to 3500 Venezuelan Indigenous
Give Medical Care to 3500 Venezuelan Indigenous
Give Medical Care to 3500 Venezuelan Indigenous
Give Medical Care to 3500 Venezuelan Indigenous
Give Medical Care to 3500 Venezuelan Indigenous
Give Medical Care to 3500 Venezuelan Indigenous
Give Medical Care to 3500 Venezuelan Indigenous
Give Medical Care to 3500 Venezuelan Indigenous
Give Medical Care to 3500 Venezuelan Indigenous

As we mentioned in our previous report, we have been working all year to bring medical help to the indigenous communities of the lower Caura during the month of February 2019.

But, just as we were about to begin our health mission, there was an armed conflict between the indigenous communities of Santa Elena de Uairén and the government of Nicolás Maduro (due to the entry of humanitarian aid) that caused the entire area to be militarized and prevented our entry to the place.

We decided to delay the mission until April of this year with the hope that normality in the area was already recovered but, to this day, the Venezuelan army continues to impede access to the indigenous communities of the area.

As the rainy season is starting and most of our journey will be through the Caura River, it is wiser to wait until the rainy season ends to try to reach the indigenous communities with the medical help they so much need.

Tal y como comentamos en nuestro informe anterior,hemos estado todo el año trabajando para llevar ayuda médica a las comunidades indígenas del bajo Caura durante el mes de febrero de 2019.

Pero, justo cuando íbamos a iniciar nuestra misión sanitaria, se produjo un conflicto armado entre las comunidades indígenas de Santa Elena de Uairén y el gobierno de Nicolás Maduro (a causa de la entrada de la ayuda humanitaria) que provocó que se militarizase toda la zona y se impidiese nuestra entrada al lugar.

Decidimos retrasar la misión hasta el mes de Abril de este año con la esperanza de que la normalidad en la zona ya estuviese recuperada pero, a día de hoy, el ejército venezolano sigue impidiendo el acceso a las comunidades indígenas de la zona.

Como la temporada de lluvias está empezando y la mayoría de nuestro recorrido será a través del río Caura, es más prudente esperar a que termine la época de lluvias para intentar llegar a las comunidades indígenas con la ayuda médica que ellos tanto necesitan.

Our president selling Amazon products in a bazaar
Our president selling Amazon products in a bazaar

Since last September until now, we have been preparing our next trip to the most disadvantaged indigenous communities in Venezuela. During the month of February 2019 we will visit 8 indigenous communities of the Amazonas state in the Alto Ventuari area, giving medical attention to people from the Sanema, Jivi, Piaroa, and Yekwana peoples.
We have been contacting specialized doctors who want to be our volunteers, selling Amazon products in a Christmas bazaar organized by the Swiss ladies of Venezuela to raise funds, collecting medicines and promoting indigenous culture in schools in Caracas through the screening of indigenous-themed films and ecological.

We hope to continue with your support so that this next campaign of the Ubik project will be as successful as the first one !!

 

Desde el mes de septiembre pasado hasta ahora, hemos estado preparando nuestro siguiente viaje a las comunidades indígenas más desfavorecidas de Venezuela. Durante el mes de febrero de 2019 visitaremos 8 comunidades indígenas del estado Amazonas en la zona del Alto Ventuari, dando atención médica a personas de los pueblos sanema, jivi, Piaroa, y Yekwana.

Hemos estado, contactando con médicos especialistas que quieran ser nuestros voluntarios, vendiendo productos amazónicos en un bazar navideño organizado por las damas suizas de Venezuela para recaudar fondos, recolectando medicamentos y promocionando la cultura indígena en colegios de Caracas mediante la proyección de cine de temática indígena y ecológico.

Esperamos segir contando con su apoyo para que esta próxima campaña del proyecto Ubik sea tan exitosa como la primera!!.

Screening indigenous films
Screening indigenous films
Fundacion Nativo President joking with a child
Fundacion Nativo President joking with a child

After more than 3000 km traveled by road, 4 hours by little plane, two weeks navigating the Caroni River and visiting 10 indigenous communities, we only want to say four words: Thank you very much!

  • To all those who have supported us and made it possible for us to need the two largest curiaras in Sector III for transport (one for the 32 doctors and another for more than 300 kg of medicines),
  • thanks to those who have asked for medicines to send them to the most needy,
  • thanks to those who have donated their savings,
  • thanks to those who have so generously offered their time and medical knowledge,
  • thanks to those who have opened their doors to us in the communities and have offered us what little they had,
  • thanks to the more than 500 indigenous women who trusted us and were attended by a gynecologist for the first time in their lives,
  • thanks to all the fathers and mothers who placed the health of their children in our hands (we took care of more than 600 children),
  • thanks to those who blindly trusted us from our inception and helped us to promote our work and raise funds and, above all,
  • thanks to those who have opened their hearts and allowed us to work, leaving our souls in it.

This experience has changed our lives forever and has also begun to transform more than 3,500 indigenous brothers.

We will publish all the images of this trip in the following web page  www.fundacionnativo.org/proyecto-ubik 

Our next trip to indigenous communities will be next February 2019. Do not forget to continue collaborating with us !!. Next bonus day on September 12, 2018.

Thanks to everyone from the bottom of our heart !!!!

More than 300 kg of medicines were used
More than 300 kg of medicines were used
pemon child waiting to be attended
pemon child waiting to be attended
The curiara that carried our luggage and medicines
The curiara that carried our luggage and medicines
our team of bioanalysts
our team of bioanalysts
General view of our mobile hospital in San Miguel
General view of our mobile hospital in San Miguel

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Fundacion Nativo

Location: Caracas - Venezuela
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Project Leader:
Sagrario Santorum
Caracas, Venezuela
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