Esperança annually ships a forty foot container filled with hundreds of boxes of medical and surgical supplies valued at over $1.5 million dollars. The container is sent to our trusted partners in Central or South America to be distributed to the local health clinics and hospitals, ultimately touching the lives of the poor in developing countries.
Esperança shipments have provided poor, rural hospitals in developing countries sorely needed medical supplies for over 40 years. Sometimes bandages, antiseptic and sutures are all that is needed to save a life. “An average container provides approximately $1,500,000 in donated medical equipment and supplies. It costs Esperança just $8,000 to ship one of these containers. That is a tremendous return on our donor’s investment. We plan to send our next shipment in June of 2012. We couldn’t accomplish this mission without the dedication of our partners, donors and volunteers”, Said Tom Egan, President and CEO of Esperança.
To learn more about our medical shipments visit our website.