Project #4853

Medical Supplies to Hospitals in Chile

by Volunteers for Interamerican Development Assistance


An 8.8 magnitude earthquake hit central Chile early Feb 27, destroying hospitals around and in Santiago, VIDA has connected with our local partner FEDES to supply needed medical supplies.
total raised
monthly donors


The most urgent need is to raise funds to support the shipment of multiple containers by sea to Chile. Each container holds approximately 1 million in donated medical supplies and cost approx, $10,000 to deliver. VIDA provides $150 in medical aid for every dollar donated. A $50 donation provides $7,500 in medical supplies. Saving hundreds of lives.


In concert with GlobalGiving and Fundacion Educativa de Desarrollo Economico y Social (FEDES) locally on the ground, this fund will provide victims of the earthquake with critical medical care for several years.

Long-Term Impact

It will take many years to restore the poorest areas along the coast of Chile. VIDA is prepared to ship dozens of containers of medical relief to the Fundacion Educativa de Desarrollo Economico y Social FEDES for distribution for the long-term.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Organization Information

Volunteers for Interamerican Development Assistance

Location: Emeryville, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Patti Mangan
Board of Directors Member
Emeryville, California United States

Retired Project!

This project is no longer accepting donations.

Still want to help?

Support another project run by Volunteers for Interamerican Development Assistance that needs your help, such as:

Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence


Woman Holding a Gift Card
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

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.