This year we performed hundreds of reproductive health, orthopedic, pediatric, and other surgeries at an average cost of $200 USD or less per surgery. We can achieve such extraordinary efficiencies thanks to our generous network of support built over many years here.
By far the biggest single demand is for surgical sterilizations, the most popular form of birth control here. Following closely are hernias, especially for rural men and women who lead physically strenuous lives to survive.
This is a marvelous way to improve a life.
Please help us to help many more !!!
Contraceptives are extremely scarce and expensive in Venezuela right now. The supply does not approach the demand, driving the price up and up. We use social marketing to reach as many people as possible, asking for collaborations well below market rates for the contraceptives we offer. Where a pharmacy might seek to make a 30% profit (and on the prevailing black market, up to 200%), we seek to lose about 30% on each contraceptive we offer. That is a 60% spread in price which clients save each month on their birth control, a big difference in this inflationary economy. Some 15% of our contraceptives are supplied free-of-charge to adolescents and low-end clients without the resources to acquire them.