Four ocean containers and one airlift carrying over $4.5 million in aid arrived in Peru in March 2013. The three containers were filled to capacity with hospital beds, exam tables, wheelchairs, surgical kits along with thousand of boxes of much needed medical supplies.
These donations will be distributed to over 40 clinics and hospitals including programs that work with patients suffering from HIV. This donation will benefit tens of thousand of patients who are too poor to be able to receive medical treatment. La Comunidad de Ninos Sagrada Familia in Ventanilla, Peru is receiving one of the containers and will receive a portion of the antibiotic shipment. This orphanage houses and educates over 800 children ranging in age from birth to 16 years old. VIDA is committed to serving the long-term needs of the orphanage as well as helping to alleviate the immediate suffering of the children who are fighting infection due to poor sanitation and other risk factors associated with poverty.
We are also excited to announce that four shipments are leaving our warehouse in Emeryville carrying valuable medical supplies and equipment in May 2013. This will benefit tens of thousands of people suffering in Peru. VIDA is working hard to surpass our 24 shipments in 2012 and have set a goal of shipping 30 containers in 2013. This incredible program would not be possible without your support!
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