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Venezuela | Let's Give a Helping Hand to Venezuela

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Mother & baby get lunch delivered at hospital
Mother & baby get lunch delivered at hospital

Dear SAI & GlobalGiving Donor,

Hospitals in Venezuela Need Your Help 

Since the fall of socialized medical care in Venezuela, hospitals no longer have the money to feed and provide vital medical supplies for their patients. It is for this reason that the South American initiative has come to the rescue of neglected hospital patients by making daily deliveries of food and medical supplies. During the past month, we have provided over 8,500 meals to hospital patients in Valencia-Carabobo, Venezuela.

SAI Volunteers & Donors Local Superheroes

As you can imagine, the endless food shortages and hyperinflation have caused hospital patients to feel like they are stranded on a deserted island.  By delivering a regular supply of nutritious lunches to hospital patients, SAI volunteers have become local superheroes to hungry patients in hospitals.

These meals have helped sick and malnourished hospital patients to accelerate their healing and recovery time with nutrition that is rarely available at public hospitals. The meals we provide help get the patients stronger on the road to their recovery.

SAI Staff & Volunteers Show Up With Nutritious Food

SAI’s regular deliveries of food give  hungry hospital patients comfort knowing that they will not be abandoned and that no matter what happens,  volunteers show up with nutritious sandwiches, clean drinking water, and fruit juices to nurture them toward good health.

SAI volunteers deliver the food directly to their bedside, courtesy of South American Initiative. Without your generous donations, these hospital patients would be living on very sparse amounts of food. Instead, they are getting nutritious foods containing vital protein, fruits, and vegetables as well as many hard to find medical supplies they need.

SAI Opens New Medical Clinic Focused on Children

We also realize that many Venezuelan children are the victims of Venezuela’s plight that we have recently sent our engineers to our headquarters to convert office space into a medical clinic. This new SAI clinic is focused on providing underprivileged children with quality medical care.

If you have any medical equipment that you would like to donate to our clinic, please contact SAI immediately and let us know how you can help. We need medical equipment, medical supplies, and over-the-counter (OTC) medicines that can be used on a daily basis at our new clinic.

SAI Helps Venezuelan Hospital Dialysis Patients 

Kidney failure is very common in Venezuela. Rotten food, contaminated drinking water, and invisible toxins are causing mass kidney failure among the poor people of Venezuela. That is why dialysis has become very common for many to stay alive.

The kidneys are the natural filtering system for our blood. Once the kidneys can no longer filter the blood, it takes about eight days before death. Dialysis centers are in great demand among the most desperate people in Venezuela.  That’s why SAI frequently delivers food and juice to patients undergoing dialysis. Without your donations and our help, many would not survive.

Below you will see a picture of one of our SAI volunteers delivering food to patients undergoing dialysis to filter their blood due to chronic kidney disease (CKD). The patients say we are superheroes for delivering these meals while they get their treatments.

SAI and the People of Venezuela Greatly Appreciate Your Support

The underprivileged and destitute people living through this nightmare in Venezuela have no voice or ability to cry out for help. That is why SAI works tirelessly to give them support when all other resources have abandoned them. These are people who not only want to survive, but they too want a good quality of life where they can care for their families.

SAI remains committed to providing food, medical supplies, and support to help hospital patients in Venezuela through this difficult time in the ongoing saga of their struggle. We know that you are with us too, when we receive your generous donations to support our cause of giving Venezuelans a helping hand. We thank you!

Hospital lunch & love delivered by SAI volunteer
Hospital lunch & love delivered by SAI volunteer
Grandpa & grandson get lunch waiting to see doctor
Grandpa & grandson get lunch waiting to see doctor
SAI volunteer delivers lunch to dialysis patient
SAI volunteer delivers lunch to dialysis patient
SAI volunteers prepare to deliver hospital lunches
SAI volunteers prepare to deliver hospital lunches
Hungry dialysis patient gets free lunch from SAI
Hungry dialysis patient gets free lunch from SAI
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SAI Volunteer provides joy to children in hospital
SAI Volunteer provides joy to children in hospital

GlobalGiving Project Update: Hospitals November 2019

(Venezuela | Let's Give a Helping Hand to Venezuela

SAI Provided 8,225 Nutritious Meals for Hospital Patients in October!

Thanks to GlobalGiving donors,October was a breakthrough month for South American Initiative’s project to help Venezuelan hospital patients. With our new kitchen facilities we have increased our food production capabilities. SAI prepared and delivered a whopping 8,225 meals to patients in local public hospitals.

Upgraded Kitchens Expand Meal Distribution

During the past month, we have focused on providing more meals to individuals in Venezuelan public hospitals.

Several days a week SAI staff and volunteers make and distribute fresh meals and desperately needed medicine. Our volunteers now make over a thousand arepas and other nutritious meals in our kitchens and then deliver them directly to patients in public hospitals.

SAI Volunteers: Guardian Angels for the Sick

Everyone is always excited to see our volunteers because they know we bring healthy food that may be their only nutritious meal of the day. When our volunteers arrive, patients say they are like guardian angels delivering food, medicine, and caring for those who cannot take care of themselves.

We provide help where there is no help; compassion where there is no hope, food where there is no food, and medicine where there is no medicine.

Help Us Finish The Year Strong For the Holidays

Christmas in the hospital is not very exciting.  SAI volunteers dress up in Santa costumes when they deliver meals to hospitals. We also do our best to add something special for holiday meals.

With your help, our SAI volunteers and staff can make 2019 a Christmas to remember for these hospital patients. Our goal is to give each patient a small gift.  On Christmas, we deliver holiday treats like:

  • Hallacas - chicken or beef wrapped in plantain leaves; 
  • Pan de Jamon - bread filled with raisins and ham; and 
  • Dulce de Colchinito - a slow-cooked brown sugar and green papaya dessert.

As a GlobalGiving donor, we ask that you continue to help these abandoned hospital patients. Your generosity makes it possible for sick patients to heal faster so they can rejoin their families and loved ones at home. Your donations make a huge emotional difference and truly do save lives! Thank You! 

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SAI Volunteers deliver meals to hospital patients
SAI Volunteers deliver meals to hospital patients
Dialysis patients get nutritious meals in hospital
Dialysis patients get nutritious meals in hospital
SAI volunteers deliver arapas to hospital patients
SAI volunteers deliver arapas to hospital patients
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Hard To Believe, But TRUE!

It is impossible to believe that Venezuelans cannot get medications such as aspirin, insulin, and antibiotics. For each person who suffers from an illness, life becomes filled with anxiety and stress simply because it is difficult to get the medications they need or the fact that they are outrageously expensive. The other issue is the limited amount of doctors due to the fact that a large number of doctors have left the country.

Food and Medical Supplies

SAI is distributing balanced, protein-rich meals and medical supplies to hospitals. These meals are prepared under strict hospital regulations and are made specifically for the needs of each patient. In addition, much needed medical supplies are being distributed to improve patient care. We are providing antibiotics, anesthesia, aspirin and other basic medications.

7,223 Nutritious Meals

In the past three months of June, July and August, SAI and GlobalGiving donors have provided 7,223 nutritious meals to those who cannot feed themselves. With your donations SAI is able to continue to provide desperately needed humanitarian aid to Venezuelans in this dire time of need. 

Your Donations Create A Better Reality

Your generous contributions create a better reality for Venezuelans by dramatically increasing the number of nutritious meals, medication and medical supplies available for those people struggling to survive during the current health and economic crisis.

SAI’s Growth Signals Hope Is On The Way!

SAI is currently working on opening a medical clinic in Valencia, Venezuela.  We will provide doctors, treatment, medication and professional medical care at our facility.  We look forward to being able to provide much needed high quality medical care to the people of Venezuela.

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Living in Venezuela is More Difficult with Every Passing Day

The recent power cuts, shortage of water, gasoline, cash, and life-saving medicines have caused total chaos in the country.

For most Venezuelans, these are the worst of times. There is one non-profit U.S. NGO that continues to provide support for those who simply cannot provide for themselves. This is the South American Initiative (SAI), with a team of staff and volunteers helping orphanages, hospitals, and animal shelters. These are the ones who need help the most.

Helping the Most Vulnerable

South American Initiative is committed to improving the lives of the most vulnerable people in Venezuela. For this reason, SAI has created a program called Helping Venezuela Hospitals to make, prepare, and distribute healthy meals and medicine to patients and their families struggling from severe lack of food and money. Each meal is paid for by donors who have shown compassion in aiding people who are hospitalized in Venezuela.

Food and Medical Supplies

SAI is distributing balanced, protein-rich meals and medical supplies to Let’s Give a Helping Hand to Venezuela. These meals are prepared under strict hospital regulations and are made specifically for the needs of each patient. In addition, much needed medical supplies are being distributed to improve patient care.   

5,839 Nutritious Meals

In the past two months of April and May, SAI and GlobalGiving have provided 5,839 nutritious meals to those who cannot feed themselves: Let’s Give a Helping Hand to Venezuela.

Your contribution to South American Initiative makes the expansion of this project a reality. Your generous contributions dramatically increase the number of nutritious meals and medical supplies available for those people struggling during the current health and economic crisis.

Your Donations Save Lives

Volunteers and staff with SAI distribute food in hospitals to seniors who are unable to find food for themselves. Private donors from the U.S., Canada, UK, and the European Union are saving lives by donating to SAI which provides nutritious food and medical supplies for those living in poverty.

These pictures show your generosity in action making a difference in people's lives.

 

 

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We are committed to improving the lives of all of the most vulnerable people in Venezuela. For this reason, SAI has created this program to help prepare and distribute healthy meals to patients and their families that already struggle from economic hardship. Each meal is representative of donors who have shown interest in aiding people who are hospitalized in Venezuela.

South American Initiative is distributing balanced, protein-rich meals and medical supplies to hospitals. These meals are prepared under strict hospital regulations and are made specifically for the needs of each patient. In addition, much needed medical supplies are being distributed to improve patient care in hospitals.  

In the last two months, South American Initiative and GlobalGiving together has provided 4,819 nutritious meals in total.

Your contribution to South American Initiative makes the expansion of this project a reality. It increases the amount of nutritious meals and medical supplies available to people struggling during the current health and economic crisis. Imagine how far your donation goes when a child is brought to a hospital and is able to receive not only the proper care but also a nutrious meal to keep them strong during their recovery. Think of how, with your donations, families are able to be kept together because they received the care to keep them alive for another day. With your donations, food is given to starving patients that have been plagued with hunger and sadness for days. When their first hot meal is given to them, after not eating for days, their faces light up with joy and their bellies are finally filled. Thousands of patients are benefiting from your generous donations. SAI wants to thank each donor for their generosity in helping to improve the lives of people hospitalized in Venezuela.

Thanks to all donors of GlobalGiving for supporting our cause.

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Location: Plantation, FL - USA
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