Current economic statistics estimate that 90% of Venezuelans are now living in poverty. This is taking a huge toll on everyone -- but most noticeably, the children. When kids go to bed hungry, they wake up even hungrier. When children don't get the proper medical care and medicine, common health problems can turn into a lifetime of serious health conditions. That's the reason South American Initiative is on a mission to save the children of Venezuela. We do this with meals and medical care.
In Venezuela the national healthcare system has failed. Most of the doctors and nurses have left the country due to political unrest and skyrocketing inflation. Hospitals are dilapidated and run down with frequent power outages, contaminated drinking water, no air conditioning, and patients lie in dirty bedding with no clean sheets. SAI has converted available first-floor office space at our headquarters into a critically needed medical clinic specializing in care for children and pregnant woman
Our medical clinic provides medical care and medicine to those children in need. This includes orphans and homeless children who need medical care for open wounds, gastrointestinal problems from eating rotten food and dirty drinking water and providing essential medication. We also care for pregnant women who need check ups, maternity vitamins, and an ultrasound. Our clinic is open 6 days a week and has the capacity to care for over 5,000 children per year and hundreds of expecting mothers.
This project will benefit the local children who cannot get proper care at their local hospitals and need immediate medical attention. For many children, our clinic is their only option when they are in need of urgent medical care. The long-term impact is that we work to help sick kids get well so they can lead healthy lives. Our clinic is able to eliminate preventable diseases that start as minor illnesses but left unattended can create lifelong medical conditions.
Donate To Help Venezuela Today
Make a tax deductible donation to help Venezuela from our website. South American Initiative are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization commited to providing relief to the most poverty stricken people and areas of our beloved Venezuelan nation.
Your secure online donation will help to provide necessary food, clothes, and more to Venezuelan orphans, hospitals, and more. Learn more about our organization when you visit our about us page.
SAI’s Children’s medical clinic is now open for pregnant moms, infants, toddlers, tweens and teens! This is the kind of help underprivileged children need to make it through these tough times in Venezuela.
I’d like to thank you for your continued support! SAI’s medical clinic has treated over 125 new patients in February. Our Clinic is open and thriving with a steady flow of new patients waiting to be seen by our medical staff.
Everyone is excited to see the doctor because most medical doctors in Venezuela have left the country to practice in more stable countries.
Ultrasound for Pregnant Moms
Ultrasound for Pregnant Moms
SAI is expanding it’s ongoing medical program by adding a new ultrasound machine to our facility. This will allow our doctors to preview a pregnant woman's womb to determine the health and sex of the new baby. It also gives our doctors a view of intestinal activity surrounding the bladder and the stomach.
You Can See the Fetus Move and Hear the Heartbeat!
In America, it is common for women to receive ultrasound exams where they view their new baby months before it is born. In Venezuela, it is not readily available due to the lack of financial resources for medical equipment and medical professionals.
This ultra sound will enable doctors to monitor patients with early detection of the fetus during development. Every expecting mother and father are amazed when they see these images. They all say it’s a miracle!
Ultrasound Images Show a Fetus in the Womb
If you look closely you can see the fetus moving and hear the heart beating!
Underprivileged Children Get Medical Exams
This little four year old girl has been having difficulty with her sinuses and seems to be sick most of the time. The exam shows that her tonsils are inflamed and may require surgery to remove them.
Each Child Gets a Complete Medical Exam
Many parents don’t have the financial resources to enable their children to receive regular medical exams. When children get sick, it’s important to diagnose their condition and provide the proper medications to help them get healthy again. SAI provides free medical check up and medical care for our patients.
Doctors Make House Calls 2X Per Week to Local Orphanages
SAI doctors are making house calls to two different orphanages per week. When they arrive at the orphanage, the headmaster gives the doctor a list of children that need to be examined. The doctor conducts a physical exam, diagnosis and medications for their specific condition.
This young orphan boy has been experiencing severe gastrointestinal problems. He’s lost weight over the last month and the doctor thinks he may have been exposed to dirty drinking water.