Help Venezuela | South American Initiative
Help Venezuela Orphans & Clinic Patients
Caracas, Venezuela – Every single day a mother cries for her child and a family weeps for a loved one who has just passed away due to complications from malnutrition ─ a polite way of saying they starved to death.
The infant mortality rate has doubled because hospitals and parents have no food to feed them. In some cases, parents are forced to abandon their children and drop them off at orphanages because they simply cannot afford food.
Venezuela 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.
Imagine Living on Less Than $50 per Month
Minimum wage is $50 per month. Can you imagine living on $50 per month? It’s impossible to meet the needs of one person on that amount of money. Now imagine providing for a family with two or more children; It can’t be done. That’s the reason many Venezuelans are leaving their country and the reason the infant mortality rate has doubled and orphanages are at full capacity.
Venezuelan Hospitals Have Become Chaotic
Essential Medications are hard to come by and not available in government hospitals. Patients have to bring their own Medication and medical supplies to public hospitals in order to receive treatment. There are shortages of essential Medication such as antibiotics, drugs for cancer, HIV, anticonvulsants, insulin for diabetics, among other medications necessary to sustain life. Due to the shortage of medication and medical supplies, there is a dramatic increase in deaths.
SAI has created a medical clinic to provide medical care along with full time doctors on staff. SAI clinic provides life saving medications along with vitamin supplements and baby formula. Our medical clinic provides medical care and medication to children in need.
This includes orphans and children who need medical care for open wounds, gastrointestinal problems from eating rotten food and drinking dirty water, and other medical issues.
We also care for pregnant women who need check ups, maternity vitamins, and ultrasounds. 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.
Orphanages at Maximum Capacity
Many orphanages have accepted more children than they can care for. The Venezuelan government is not giving the necessary help to meet the basic needs of children. The government is also rejecting humanitarian aid offered by other countries that do not support the current political regime.
The South American Initiative has arrived on the scene at a time when help is desperately needed! SAI has provided food for over 240,000 meals since its conception. In addition, SAI’s team of doctors travel to the orphanages to provide continual medical care and medication. We also provide fitness trainers that go to the orphanages to help with mental and physical fitness of the orphans.
More Than 25,000 People Benefited from SAI
SAI works to support the impoverished and starving Venezuelan population through its key campaigns: “Help Venezuelan Orphans” and “SAI Medical Clinic for Children."Thanks to these campaigns, more than 25,000 people have benefited.
What Can I Do To Help Venezuela?
These projects are not possible without the collaboration of generous and compassionate donors like you who provide help in the midst of a country in deep crisis. Each of your donations support our mission to help those in their deepest time of need.
We pray that the turmoil and chaos in Venezuela will soon pass. Until that time, SAI works to provide food, medical care and medicine for those who cannot help themselves.
When you donate you are saving the lives of orphaned children and patients who are receiving life saving care!
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1. How Venezuela's crisis developed and worsened - BBC
2. The Crisis in Venezuela is in Desperate Need of International Attention - UN Dispatch
3. Venezuela's worthless currency turns into bags of money - DW