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Caracas, Venezuela – Every single day, a mother cries for her child and a family member that has just passed away due to malnutrition. There are many children who have lost their lives because parents do not have enough money to feed them, or in the worst of cases, some have chosen to abandon them. The economic crisis in Venezuela has claimed thousands of innocent lives, especially the most vulnerable children.

Venezuela, a modern-day holocaust, has become a country in desolation, many people have decided to leave the country and other people less fortunate have been forced to endure extreme shortages due to the economic impact suffered by the country.

To better understand the current economic crisis that Venezuela is going through, it is key to know that the minimum monthly wage in Venezuela is the equivalent of $2 USD. This amount represents only 1 package of eggs and 1 kilogram of cheese per month. Can you imagine spending $2 a month, the equivalent of getting two cups of coffee? Malnutrition in Venezuela has increased dramatically. Many families have left aside one or two of their daily meals to be able to have more food for the next day. Protein in the Venezuelan diet has drastically decreased.

All sectors of the country have been affected by this terrible crisis. There is a shortage of antibiotics, drugs for cancer, anticonvulsants, among other medications necessary to sustain life. Venezuelan hospitals have become chaotic, the diet for patients consists of only rice, birth mothers are unable to feed their babies properly, and newborns have died due to lack of proper medical supplies. Those who have managed to survive are abandoned in garbage dumps or at the doors of orphanages.

Many orphanages have accepted more children than they can handle. The Venezuelan government have not given the necessary help to appease all the needs to face this crisis and have not accepted the humanitarian aid offered by other countries. The government has also tried to filter venezuelan current news.

South American Initiative has arrived at the most opportune moment. Our non-profit organization has the necessary tools to help each of the most needy Venezuelans. SAI is currently working for the welfare of the Venezuelan population through its key campaigns “Help Venezuelan Orphans” and “Help Hospitals and Children" Thanks to these campaigns, more than 10,000 people have benefited.

SAI is investing in large scale agricultural developments to help stabilize and provide a continuous food supply to orphanages and hospitals and to the most needy of people. We are deeply committed to saving the lives and rebuilding Venezuela.

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All these projects would not have been possible without the collaboration of each of our donors, who have provided the necessary help to continue growing in the midst of a country in deep crisis. Each of the donations received has been very supportive. We believe that Venezuela will return to what it was years ago, a prosperous country.


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Improving Lives by Providing Nutritious Meals

Each day our effort continues in preparing and distributing healthy meals to patients and their families in hospitals in the state of Carabobo. Each meal is representative of donors who have shown compassion and 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 adapting to the needs by each patient. In addition, much needed medical supplies are being distributed to improve patient care in the hospitals.

  • GlobalGiving campaign contributed 1,214 meals
  • South American Initiative provided 4,913 meals.

In the last three months, South American Initiative and GlobalGiving together have provided 6,127 nutritious meals. 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 crisis. Thousands of patients are benefiting from your generous donations. We at SAI want to thank each donor for their generosity in helping to improve the lives of people hospitalized in Venezuela.


Providing Food to Hospitals

Each day our effort continues in preparing and distributing healthy meals to patients and their families in hospitals in the state of Carabobo. Each meal is representative of donors who have shown compassion and 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 adapting to the needs by each patient. In addition, much needed medical supplies are being distributed to improve patient care in the hospitals.

  • GlobalGiving campaign contributed 1,197 meals.
  • South American Initiative provided 4,113 meals.

In the last three months, South American Initiative and GlobalGiving together have provided 5,310 nutritious meals. 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 crisis. Thousands of patients are benefiting from your generous donations.We at SAI want to thank each donor for their generosity in helping to improve the lives of people hospitalized in Venezuela.


Saving Lives in Hospitals

"SAI has blessed us with their food and help, we had not eaten anything since yesterday night," said one of the mothers of the pediatric patients at the Dr. Enrique Tejera hospital, one of the largest hospitals in Venezuela located in the state of Carabobo. There are many children that are in a state of critical malnutrition, but there are more donors that have joined us in our efforts to reduce hunger in this beautiful country. SAI is making noticeable improvements in the quality of life in this hospital.

South American Initiative receives both food and monetary donations each week. We use the monetary donations to provide fresh food and medical supplies to be distributed to different hospitals. These foods contain the necessary nutrition to help pediatric patients achieve an improved recovery. The medical supplies assist in improving patient care in the hospitals.

In the last three months, we have:

  • Distributed more than 5,128 nutritious meals.
  • Fed more than 1,000 pediatric patients.
  • Helped hundreds of families.
  • Assisted pediatric patients and their families with necessary resources.

Your contribution to South American Initiative makes the expansion of this project a reality and increases the amount of nutritious meals and medical supplies available to people struggling during the current health crisis. Thousands of patients will benefit from your generous donations.

We at SAI want to thank each donor for their generosity in helping us improve the lives of people hospitalized in Venezuela.


Building a Better Life for People in Need

South American Initiative provided urgent support to Dr. Miguel Malpica Hospital located in Guacara, Carabobo State, Venezuela. This Hospital houses over 500 patients in a facility made only to hold 200. SAI have had a very rewarding experience serving all the patients and their families. There is a great number of children and adults who don't receive three basic meals required for a balanced diet in order to get a proper recovery. None of the public hospitals in Venezuela provide the right amount of nutrients needed. Proteins are not included on the menu in all hospitals. SAI was there to save the day by providing proteins, vegetables and fruits. SAI helped to provide more than 2500 meals to malnourished patients in the hospital and their families who visited.

SAI also visited Vicente de Paul Shelter located in Naguanagua, Carabobo State Venezuela where there are over 150 elderly people. We distributed over 380 pounds of food consisting on pumpkins, yams, potatoes, tomatoes, oranges and herbs such as coriander, parsley, chive and celery to make over 1000 meals at the homeless shelter.

We also cared for the homeless people who live on the streets. We visited one of the most crowded bus terminals located in Valencia city, Carabobo State Venezuela. There were more than 100 people sleeping on the streets among children and adults. SAI provided over 80 nutritious meals for all, consisting on rice, chicken and vegetables and warm loving attention from volunteers.

The malnourished people are expressing their sincere gratitude. Without your kindness and generous support it is very difficult for us to serve the destitute and needy in time. South American Initiative staff and volunteers thank you for all your support with our global efforts.


Humanitarian Relief for Kids in the Hospital

This time South American Initiative visited one of many hospitals located in Carabobo, Venezuela. We had the chance to provide food and toys. It was a wonderful surprise that SAI was preparing for every kid in the hospital. They didn't imagine that Santa Claus was coming to give them a visit. Our donors and SAI made it possible.

Many happy faces were waiting for the presents that SAI offered to the children. We also fed people that were outside the hospital. It was an exciting moment. There were many kids that enjoyed a different moment. We had the opportunity to make everyone know that SAI is going to provide all the help possible to South America.

We need to thank all the donors that have helped us to transform many lives. We appreciate all your help. Thanks for trusting South American Initiative. We invite you to enjoy the following photos.