$52,258 of $40,000 goal
More than 80% of medications can no longer be found in Venezuela. People are dying from hunger, lack of clean water and poor medical attention, specifically due to no medication. Children are covered in scabies as a result of no soap or shampoo for basic hygiene; they have yet to receive vaccines and have no antibiotics or ointments to cure even minor cuts and scrapes. There are no fever reducers, painkillers, antihistamines, diabetes medication, blood pressure medication, or simple antibiotics. From this lack of basic medication, a minor cold or cut can turn into a debilitating, even deadly infection. Medical supplies such as sterile gloves and gauze, antiseptics, medical alcohols, needles, nebulization kits, surgical sutures, and even basic cleaning products to provide a sterile environment are impossible to find.
What We Do
#HealVenezuela raises funds and awareness for the health care crisis in Venezuela. We are two Venezuelan girls living in the USA who want to help our country. We send medicine and medical supplies to a Venezuelan nonprofit, Salud Por Venezuela, which organizes medical stations in the slums of Venezuela. Heal Venezuela's primary aim is to buy medication and medical supplies that are urgently needed to improve the health of Venezuelans. We also seek to inform the international community about the health crisis in Venezuela and bring attention to the urgent needs of Venezuelans. Medication we most need include antibiotics, painkillers, fever reducers, asthma medication, blood pressure medication, Neosporin, and antiparisitics. Supplies include: Gloves, cotton balls, alcohol wipes, hydrogen peroxide, soap, hospital cots, scissors, oximeters, blood pressure reader, otoscopes, stethoscopes.
Salud Por Venezuela
Salud Por Venezuela runs a program of pop-up medical stations in the slums of Venezuela. They are an extension of the Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV) medical school. Once a month, volunteer doctors and medical students see patients and administer medication and medical care. Together we coordinate the setup, queueing, and organizing of the ambulatory clinic location as well as the patient sign-in and follow-up. They then produce full reports to present to the university and create studies in order to help improve the general health of the country. Doctors range from general practitioners to specialties including internal medicine, pediatrics, gynecology and obstetrics, dermatology, and traumatology. Our medical stations provide medical care to about 300 people, most of whom have no other access to medication or attention. All of the funds raised by Heal Venezuela buy medication and medical supplies for the pop-up medical stations.
Why Your Money Matters
When you donate to Heal Venezuela, you ensure someone in Venezuela is getting treated. Salud Por Venezuela informs the Heal Venezuela team of what medicines and supplies are most needed. From the money raised through GoFundMe, Nicole or Florence purchase medicine or supplies in Miami/NYC and then ship them to Venezuela which is then recieved by the Salud Por Venezuela team. All shipping is free due to the generosity of our shipping partner. The medication is received by the Salud Por Venezuela team and organized for the next medical station. After each station, a comprehensive report is created and the list of necessary medication and supplies is updated. Each month the process, including the medical stations, are evaluated and reviewed in order to ensure that funds and resources are being used to the maximum benefit of Venezuelans. We will never donate money bills, only materials and medicines. You can see updates, including pictures and videos, of the buying, shipping, and receiveing process on our facebook page!
How Can You Help
Donate! 100% of your donation goes to buying medication and supplies. No administrative or program costs.
Share! Tell your friends and family. Like our page on Facebook and Instagram (@healvenezuela), and follow us for updates on fundraisers and opportunities to get involved.
Who is behind #HealVenezuela
#HealVenezuela is currently in the process of becoming an organization!
Miami Contact: Nicole D. (Venezuelan living in Miami)
New York Contact: Florence C. (Venezuelan living in NYC)
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Last month, funds went to buying 1,000 pairs of shoes for the kids in Escuela Nelson Mandela in the slums of La Vega located in Caracas, Venezuela.
If it wasn't for your help and donations, these children would have continued to attend school with empty bellies and cardboard shoes. This month, we are hustling to get gifts and needs for Christmas! Lets supply them with the materials they need to create sports teams, lets buy them presents so that they can have a Merry Christmas, like any child deserves.
Eternally grateful for the support, word of mouth, and donations. Lets continue the giving spirit and help make their Christmas a reality. ❤️ ❤️
Infinitely grateful to all❤️
Eternally grateful for all the contribution and support ❤️
Where are you going to have your next "pop-up medical station" in Venezuela? It does not matter the state we will get to you, and bring you some supplies. It will be excellent, as you say you do this once a month. We can get in contact with your team and try to help. Another question is how you get the supplies to Venezuela as many have problems with customs there. Thank you, and keep it up.
FYI. An idea for you, go talk to someone at RB in Miami. https://www.rb.com/brands/ They have the best Pharma fit. Or post on their page to get noticed. They have 1) Lysol 2) Dettol 3) Nurofen CDP (consumer driven philanthropy) works. But it seems you need a boost. I am sure there will be some socially minded millennial marketer who sees the potential and wishes to lend foreign aid where it's needed. $20K is nothing for pop up clinics. You might seek the aid you need quicker. They may just want UGC and content in return
Buenas, me dirijo a Uds respetuosamente con el fin de solicitar su ayuda para mi sobrina de 16 años que presenta un tumor en el bazo y ya se le indicó que debe operarse urgentemente pero, no tenemos el dinero para hacerlo y aqui en Venezuela está muy dificil poder lograrlo en un hospital público. Nosotros tenemos todos los informes médicos y ya fuimos a varias instituciones sin obtener respuesta. Hace un año su padre murio por causa de la no asistencia adecuada en lo el hospital público y no queremos que pase lo mismo con la hija. Ruego nos ayuden para poder operar a mi sobrina (mi niña)
Hola! Disculpen que escriba acá, pero también necesito ayuda. Verán, mi mamá es esquizofrénica y requiere de un tratamiento que consta de Zyprexa de 10mg. Si puede alguien ayudarme a conseguirlo seré el hijo mas feliz del mundo. Lo que viven los enfermos mentales en éste país es de pesadilla. Siempre los indefensos son los que sufren las peores consecuencias. Por cierto, felicitaciones por las labores de asistencia que cumplen las personas como ustedes desde afuera del país. Significan mucho. Gracias. Si pueden ayudarnos con algo de comida también sería una gran ayuda. Un abrazo! Y a mantenernos en la lucha para que esto se recomponga.
hola buenas la verdad seria increible que pudieran donar yo ahorita necesito unas cremas porque sufro de alergia a los alimentos son dos mometasona de furoato y tretinoina 0,025 estaria muy agradecida con alguien quien me pueda ayudar muchisimas gracias ya que no saben a cuantas personas les he pedido ayuda pero nada... si m¡pueden me escriben muchas gracias
the fundraiser is here in gofundme (abetterfutureforamanda) thank you!