Human Services

SOUTH AMERICAN INITIATIVE INC

Building a Brighter Tomorrow

aka SAI

Plantation, FL

Mission

To transform lives by providing humanitarian aid in their greatest time of need.

Ruling Year

2016

President

Steven Malca

Main Address

8211 W Broward Blvd Ste 410

Plantation, FL 33324 USA

Keywords

venezuela, orphans, homeless, humanitarian aid, south america, hospitals, refugees, crisis, help, food, assistance, abandonment, care homes, hospitals

EIN

81-1747993

 Number

3711999137

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

The main problem that has been presented is how to address the needs of all Venezuelans through a high degree of scarcity of all public services and food shortages that have mostly affected the poorest. To face this controversy, we decided to join forces and provide all possible help for those who do not get any kind of benefit, which represents more than 70% of the population. Not only Venezuela will benefit from our work but also the other countries in South America.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Help Children in Hospitals

Help Venezuelan Orphans

Helping Abandoned Pets in Venezuela

Where we workNew!

Our Results

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of meals served or provided

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

K-12 (5-19 years)

Related program

Help Children in Hospitals

Context notes

Since 2016, we have been distributing meals for all the children in different public hospitals and care homes.

Number of emergency meals provided

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

K-12 (5-19 years)

Related program

Help Children in Hospitals

Context notes

In intensive care centers for children there are large numbers of patients who do not have healthy food or often do not have to eat. all of them are benefited with our feeding program.

Number of children in foster care who have stable placements

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Children and youth (0-19 years)

Related program

Help Venezuelan Orphans

Context notes

Due to the current economic crisis in Venezuela, not many parents are adopting the children. It has been a great challenge.

Number of children who have the skills necessary to maintain personal health

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Children and youth (0-19 years)

Related program

Help Venezuelan Orphans

Context notes

Personal health in Venezuela has declined but we continue to help children so they can enjoy a healthy life.

Number of children with a disability supported to live at home

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

K-12 (5-19 years)

Related program

Help Venezuelan Orphans

Number of children who have access to education

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Children and youth (0-19 years)

Related program

Help Venezuelan Orphans

Context notes

Thanks to the help provided through the delivery of school supplies and uniforms, more children have been able to attend school.

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

South American Initiative aims to provide more than 1,000 meals a day in the different public hospitals and orphanages in Venezuela. Including a proper meal with the necessary vitamins that require a balanced diet. Also, we want to continue providing medicines for people who can not afford the necessary medications to treat some type of diseases.

The strategies planned so that our help reaches each of the Venezuelans most in need are: 1. Visit public hospitals and orphanages. 2. Make an estimated list of the number of people who are in these places. 3. Know the main needs of each person. 4. Carry out a work plan together with the directors of hospitals and orphanages. 5. Record data and numbers of each person. 6. Know if there is any other need than what can be seen at a glance. 7. Obtain the necessary funds to cover the needs of the people. 8. Purchase of food, medicine, clothing or any other item that is necessary. 9. Go to the facilities to deliver the collected items 10. Mission accomplished. We managed to make many people happy who desperately need a helping hand. SAI is committed to helping as many people as possible. We want to be protagonists not spectators.

We have a very well prepared work team, among them we have engineers, nurses, university volunteers and even teachers. They know better than anyone how to work in Venezuela. They maintain direct contact with all the people who visit the hosptiales, the children of the orphanages and also those people who live in the streets. Our work team is Venezuelans who work for the benefit of Venezuela. Each of them have been trained in different areas of our organization. We are sure to have a team that cares continuously for the others. Our organization is being very well received in several hospitals and orphanages, this means that we are on the right track and always moving forward.

When visiting public hospitals in Venezuela, we can observe faces of concern and sadness in many of the patients. Many are in fact hopeless of leaving the hospital alive. Also, when we arrive at the orphanages and we see many malnourished children with broken shoes, we can see that they are not happy. But everything changes when South American Initiative appears. There is a change that can only be appreciated in the flesh. All people show gratitude when they are given food and medicine. Each child's face changes when they are given a pair of new shoes, clothes and toys. SAI started with very few volunteers, and not many knew our organization. Now, SAI has more than 130 volunteers, more than 13,000 people helped and more than 25,000 meals distributed up to now. This is the result that our organization has shown significant progress and we still lack more, we want to go further.

As a well-formed and established organization, we have managed to achieve and exceed all the objectives mentioned in our mission. We have assisted a large number of people in need in the state of Carabobo, Venezuela. Many of them have benefited from each of our campaigns projecting food, medicine and clothing. Now, there are more than 12,000 people benefited and more than 25,000 meals distributed. Our goal for the end of 2018 is to reach more than 30,000 people by giving them health since in Venezuela this is one of the factors that have affected the country's society. It is a large number of Venezuelans who depend on our organization, especially the most vunerable children who are orphans.

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

No

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

No