SVI’s mission to Reduce Animal Suffering Globally maintains that human health, animal health and ecosystem health are inextricably linked and must be considered as parts of a whole. Now that the infrastructure (including a veterinary clinic and permaculture farm) is in place, it costs $30,000 to continue our established programs in Nicaragua every year. That amount supports two local veterinarians, six full time local farmers, three nursing scholarships, continued adult vocational development, 150 weekly nutritious meals for children, 10 courses for intensive surgery and anesthesia, and direct care to many animals great and small.
Kids lunch program $2,400
We established in San Pedro, Ometepe, Nicaragua a "Kids Cafe" which provides a good meal twice a week including protein, vegetables and milk. We are able to provide 560 meals for about $200/month. We also include toothpaste and tooth brushes for about $25 a month. Books and sport equipment about $20
Surgery and anesthesia for local vets $6,000
Intensive one-on-one surgery/anesthesia courses begins the process of developing local veterinarians to humane and safe surgical procedures for animals. Costs for each student for a one week course is about $1000. Each procedure cost about $45 in supplies per animal. A complete surgical pack is $500.
Direct Veterinary Care $5,000
In order to provide basic veterinary care to impoverished communities, much of the care for drugs, supplies, and veterinary service must be partially subsidized in order to cover the hard costs for local veterinarians to earn a living.
Scholarships for vocational training $2,160
Outstanding students from the community are offered scholarships to further their education and bring back much needed skills to the community. Each nursing student scholarship costs about $60/month and is a 3 year program.
Creating sustainable food sources $7,000
We are developing sustainable farming practices (permaculture) to increase food security and environmental protection while providing jobs and agricultural education at the same time. The costs for continuing this project currently are $1000 per month, the majority of which goes to paying the workers a fair wage. This income stays locally in the impoverished community which in turn allows the families and thus the community to develop financially while providing secure food sources. The program also focuses on adult vocational skill development while they are working.
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