A Good Start To 2018!

We had a successful first quarter, both from a fundraising point of view and because we achieved our objectives.

Medical supplies and Equipment

We continued to collect medical supplies donated by GPs and hospitals:

  • So far, we have shipped more than 350 kg of recycled material and all of it has arrived at its destination or is currently in transit.
  • We have sent supplies to Distrito Capital, Vargas, Lara, Zulia, Merida and Guarico.
  • We have shipped from the US 1000 strips to measure glucose in blood. Our local partner, Guerreros Azules (Blue Warriors), works with children with Type 1 diabetes. It is using the strips for low-income families at the children's hospital.
  • We have purchased a colposcopy to perform cervical screenings and sent it to a renowned NGO, the Salesian Ladies, in Merida. The equipment has arrived and is already in operation.
  • We have partnered with two international NGO, Factor-H and UEFH, and a local one (Primeros Auxilios LUZ) to work in communities that have a higher than normal percentage of people with Huntington's disease. We have sent them much needed medical supplies.

HIV tests

We provided reagents and sequencing services for performing the HIV Genotypic Resistance test to people living in Venezuela with HIV. This will allow us to perform at least 40 tests to patients, and this will lead to adjusting their treatment to one efficiently restricting viral replication.This project is being managed by Acción Solidaria, an NGO, and I.V.I.C. the leading research centre in Venezuela.

Mental Health Programme

We have delivered 6 stress management programmes to Salesians Ladies, a school in Caricuao (a low-income area in Caracas), the children's hospital JM de los Rios and Centro Medico. In all, these have benefited 157 people. Our partner in Venezuela is the local branch of an international NGO, The Art of Living.

Sexual health

To prevent teenage pregnancy, in the first quarter we provided 25 coils to girls between the age of 16 and 19 years, some of them already with 1 or 2 children. Our partner in Venezuela, ALAPLAF, is an NGO founded in 1976. It has had support from many national and international donors and has an excellent track-record.

Thank You!

We couldn't have done all this without the support of our donors and our wonderful volunteers. The most successful fundraising event was an extraordinary Zumbaton which raised more than £12,000, but there also been smaller fundraisers (Facebook birthdays, corporate events and parties) and all have done better than we dared to hope for. We are now on Amazon Smile, a platform that allows charities to raise funds when the supporters use it. We haven't received the first cheque yet, but we expect Mr Bezos to be as generous as Mr Zuckerberg has been :-)
Thank you all for your wonderful support and please keep going. Venezuelans badly need all the help they can get.

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End of the Year Message

It's officially winter in the Northern Hemisphere and the greyness of the skies echoes the news of yet another global challenge. We hope to brighten up a little this season with the summary of what you helped us achieve this past year. Your support meant a lot to us and to the thousands of people who have a better life thanks to the work we do.


Third Quarterly Report 2021

During Q3, despite the many challenges, Healing Venezuela has been able to continue supporting thousands of people in the country thanks to our donors, volunteers, doctors and partners on the ground who relentlessly work to help others. We were also very happy to have been shortlisted in 2 categories for the prestigious Charity Times Awards. Here is a summary of what we did this past quarter.


Financial accounts for the first half of 2021

Healing Venezuela interim financial accounts for the first half of 2021


Second quarterly Report

A successful vaccination campaign in the UK is bringing hope that at some point life here will get back to normal. But the situation in Venezuela continues to be dire and the tide of refugees is creating even more stress to health systems in neighbouring countries.


First Quarterly Report

Since our last report 3 months ago, in the UK, we are seeing the light at the end of the COVID19 tunnel. But the situation in Venezuela didn't improve. In fact, it got worse.


End of the Year Message

A very difficult year comes to an end and we are finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. We at Healing Venezuela have many reasons to be grateful and positive about 2021 and would like to share with you what we could achieve thanks to your support.


Financial Accounts for the first half of 2020

Healing Venezuela interim financial accounts for the first half of 2020


Third Quarterly Report

The challenges of the pandemic around the world continue and have only made things worse in Venezuela. Of the total deaths there, 33% are health professionals. Malnutrition has also worsened in the country. Because of this, during Q3 we mainly focussed on delivering PPE to health centres and on continuing and expanding our food programmes.


Second Quarterly Report 2020

These have been very challenging times and our operations have been significantly affected. We have taken the opportunity to review our projects and to identify better ways to execute them.


Covid-19 pandemic in Venezuela

The peak of the Covid-19 in Venezuela could take place between June and September 2020, according to a study recently published by the Venezuelan Academy of Physical, Mathematical and Natural Sciences.


First Quarterly Report 2020

It's difficult to grasp the scale of the change we have been going through in the last few months. The new challenge imposed by Covid-19 will test yet again the impoverished and defenceless Venezuelan population.


AGM 2019

On February 26th at the Virgin Money Haymarket Lounge in London we had our Annual General Meeting where we discussed our results for 2019 and our goals for 2020.


Annual Report 2019

2019 was a fantastic year at Healing Venezuela with income growth of 40% and a corresponding increase in the support we can give to Venezuela. As ever, we are truly grateful for the generosity of our donors.


Third Quarterly Report 2019

During the summer Healing Venezuela continued working and have some good news to share. Read the summary of what we have achieved thanks to your support.


Financial Accounts for the First half of 2019

Healing Venezuela interim financial accounts for the first half of 2019


Second Quarterly Report 2019

Although the political conditions in Venezuela continue to be uncertain, we’ve had a very successful quarter thanks mostly to our donors and our Venezuelan partners.


Q1 2019 Healing Venezuela

The news from Venezuela is bad and not getting any better. Refugees have overwhelmed the region's neighbours, blackouts have produced more disruptions and deaths, and the political scene -which seemed clearer at the beginning of the year- is as confusing as ever.



On the 15th of January at the Royal College of Surgeons in London we had our AGM where we presented 2018 results. It was a very exciting opportunity to meet old and new friends and to share with them our achievements and the challenges we face in 2019 both in Venezuela and in the UK.


2018 Annual Report

At the end of a very successful year at Healing Venezuela, we are humbled by all the support and solidarity we have received from so many of you. Too many to mention in a short email.


Quarterly Report Q3 / 2018

At the end of the third quarter, Venezuela continues its downward spiral, but international pressure is mounting and the Government is starting to show some signs of openness to foreign aid. As always, we hope that the country will recover soon.


Quarterly Report Q2 / 2018

As you might have read in the press and social media, at the end of the second quarter of 2018, the news from Venezuela is alarming. Our families and friends there are struggling to cope with the crisis and the less fortunate are facing the worse humanitarian crisis that our country has ever had. We, at Healing Venezuela, are determined to make a difference and here is a summary of what we have achieved to in the second quarter of 2018.​


A Note From Our Chairman: Rupert Pennant-Rea

Thanks to the generosity of our donors and volunteers and despite months of political turmoil in Venezuela, we sent more than one tonne of medical supplies, from bandages to ultrasound machine

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