Learn more about our programs

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Health Program

With these programs, you can help to:

  • Decrease the shortage of medicines and medical supplies.
  • Prevent complications of chronic diseases.
  • Decrease the resurgence of diseases that had been controlled through vaccination and prevention systems.
  • Decrease the mortality of hospitalized patients

Here are some of the things we are fighting against:

Scabies (Sarna): Is an infection of the skin that occurs due to lack of hygiene. It is highly contagious.  Due to a lack of personal grooming products this infection has been reported in families, schools, and hospitals, affecting children and adults. Your contribution will help us to purchase Ivermectin, the treatment for this disease.

Chronic Renal Failure in Hemodialysis: Patients with CRF are dialyzed 3 -4 times per week. They need Heparin to keep their dialysis system working. The lack of Heparin limits the possibility of continuing their dialysis and leads them to complications such as tremors, nausea, vomiting and even death. Your contribution will help us to purchase Heparin for these patients.

Hypertension: The shortening of medications to treat hypertension affects the survival of these patients, predisposing them to have heart attacks (myocardial infarctions), strokes, heart failure and even death. With your help, we can purchase some of the medications used to treat this disease.

Malnutrition in children under six years: The cognitive system needs vitamins and good nutrition to develop. Faced with the immense food crisis and the lack of supplementary vitamins, preschoolers are already showing signs of psychomotor retardation. Folic Acid, Ferrous Sulfate and multivitamins with Iron are needed to help prevent this. With your contribution, you can help us to provide these basic supplements.

Epilepsy: Patients with epilepsy need to keep their drug levels high in their blood to prevent epileptic seizures (epileptic status). Currently, these medicines are not available, nor are medicines to control epileptic seizures. Consider making a donation to purchase the medications needed to control epilepsy.

Pregnancy in adolescents: The lack of oral contraceptives and condoms provoked a significant increase in the number of pregnancies in adolescents. This has resulted in an increase in children abandoned by the inability of the crisis to support the newborn. Also, there has been an increase in the cases of sexually transmitted diseases (such as syphilis) in the young population. With your contributions, we can purchase condoms to delivery in the community.

Hospitalized patients with infections: The current drug crisis also reflects an absence of basic antibiotics that should be available in hospitals and care centers. This results in increased deaths in patients who could be treated if antibiotics were available. With your contributions, we can purchase antibiotics that can help to save the life of treatable patients.

Malnutrition in infants: There is currently no supplementary milk available for newborns. Healthy newborns or those with digestive problems show severe under-nutrition levels. Formula and milk supplements are needed, with your contributions you can help these infants.

Malaria: Also known as the Yellow Fever, is an Infection that it is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. People catch malaria when the parasite enters the blood. The parasite causes a deadly infection. Kids, pregnant women, and seniors citizens are at high risk for this deadly disease. “Fundación Proyecto Maniapure” works with communities located in Bolívar State, where the native indigenous (Indios Panares) and people who work and live there are vulnerable to be infected. During the month of April, 209 NEW patients were diagnosed with Malaria. Help us to prevent Malaria, purchasing through Smile.Amazon.com, mosquito repellent and protection. Your monetary contribution can help us also to purchase the anti-malaria medications. 

Burned patients: Burned patients’ needs special topical treatment to prevent infections and undesirable complications, such infections. Silver sulfadiazine is a special cream use to treat burned patients that help them to scar appropriately. Please consider making a donation to help these very sick patients.

Food Program

With your support, we are fighting against hunger and malnutrition that are causing severe problems in Venezuela. Eighty percent of the population in Venezuela cannot eat the three meals a day due to a severe shortage and high cost of food in the market. This situation particularly affects the most susceptible populations such as the elderly and children, resulting in advanced stages of malnutrition.

School Cafeteria: This program partners with schools located in the most rural areas of the country. Our goal is to provide at least one meal a day for every child. For $100, we can provide lunch for one child for an entire school year.

The Daily Bread: This program supports school programs that open their school cafeterias during the weekends and holidays to provide lunch to their students. Our goal is to ensure that children continue to receive nutritious meals even when school is not in session. For many children in these communities, this school lunch might be the only meal they have all day.

Community Pantry: This program donates staple food supplies to orphanages, nursing homes and to organizations that cook for the homeless.

Formula for our Kids: This program donates formula to hospitalized kids in nationwide hospitals.

Shipping Program
The more you help with shipping the more medicines, medical supplies and food we can provide to the people of Venezuela. As for example one small box can cost around $50 to be sent to Venezuela.

School with Smiles

With the current high inflation hitting Venezuela, low-income parents have difficulties sending their children to school because the lack of money to purchase the school uniforms, shoes, backpacks, books and others requirements. With your contribution, we will be able to help low-income children to get what they need to attend school.

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