Help Venezuelan Hospitals | Supplying Food and Medicine

 

Summary

The health care system in Venezuela is declining rapidly. Each day, the press denounces the failing state of public hospitals. Increasingly, the health care crisis and the shortage of medicine and food have plagued the country. The Rafael Malpica hospital, located in Guacara (Valencia, Venezuela) is providing only rice for their patients. Many other hospitals are facing the same situation. Proteins are never included in their diet… This project will feed vulnerable adults and children in different hospitals.

Challenge

What is the challenge? According to FAO, in the Global Report on Food Crisis 2017, the worsening economic situation in Venezuela has caused a severe shortage of food and medicine. Many refer to this as The ‘Maduro diet’. Medical supplies are not being imported to Venezuela. This serious crisis is causing malnutrition, which is far from being alleviated. Hospitals in Venezuela are not providing enough meals for all their patients. Some are only providing rice as their main meal. Most of the patients get thinner day-by-day. It seems that they get sicker during their stay at the hospital due to the lack of protein. A well-balanced meal and proper medication are required for a successful recovery. This, far too often, is not happening.

Solution

South American Initiative will continue providing meals and clean drinking water to children and adults who are suffering from malnutrition in hospitals. New and expecting mothers will receive all the help they need to take care of their babies. We provide things like diapers, formula, feeding bottles, and other supplies with your donations. Help mothers and children survive the Venezuela crisis.

Long-Term Impact

There is a large number of patients distributed across different hospitals Venezuela, and are not being well fed. By providing a balanced meal to each one of them, these patients will achieve a better recovery, they can return to their homes enjoying good health. Venezuela is in desperately need of international assistance. Together we can help save Venezuela!

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.

Related Articles

1. Venezuela crisis: What is behind the turmoil? - BBC News
2. Crisis in Venezuelan hospitals: too many patients, too few beds. - Miami Herald
3. As Venezuela Collapses, Children Are Dying of Hunger - The New York Times

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.

 

 

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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This year has been a time of great growth and excitement at South American Initiative. We are very thankful for your generous contributions to all of our projects this year. We are honored to have donors like you who have shown great support for our causes that help our orphanages and hospitals throughout Venezuela.

Your generous support has allowed both orphaned children and hospitalized patients to have nutritious and balanced meals each month. This is all thanks to the incredible help we have received from our supporters like you.

We have prepared a short video to commemorate this wonderful year and hope you will share our cause with your friends and family:

On behalf of the South American Initiative family, thank you for your support of our efforts. We hope we can count on your continued bighearted support in 2019.


Kind regards,

South American Initiative.

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.

Thanks to all donors of GlobalGiving for supporting our cause.

Links:

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.

Thanks to all donors of GlobalGiving for supporting our cause.

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