FEMAP Foundation wrote -
For 40 years, FEMAP (located in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico) has responded to the healthcare challenges of the community. The goal of our founder, Mrs. Guadalupe De la Vega, a 2010 CNN Award Winner, was to make family planning and prenatal care accessible to women living in poverty.
By the late ‘70s the nongovernmental nonprofit FEMAP was born. Over the years, FEMAP has grown to two full-service inpatient hospitals; a nursing school; and has implemented community based programs in the areas of health, the advancement of children and adolescent’s emotional and physical development and economic growth through the micro-finance program.
Violence during the past years has devastated the economy and the social fabric of Ciudad Juárez. Members of the community have experienced loss of life, loss of income, and loss of hope, making FEMAP Foundation’s activities more critical now than ever.
Because the needs of our community are so much greater than the current facility can accommodate, FEMAP Foundation committed to expanding Hospital de la Familia in Ciudad Juárez. This expansion will help the hospital better accommodate those they serve and it includes the purchase of medical equipment.
The Hospital has been operationally self-sufficient since 1986, meaning that fees paid by patients are enough to cover 100% of the institution's operating costs. As a private non-profit, the Hospital receives no government funding.
The requested $68,250 will purchase six (6) Pediatric beds for school-age children. The cost for one bed is $11,375 The current facilities do not have the proper beds but continue to provide quality medical care to children.
We need your help to fund the costs of the expansion, so that we can serve a greater percentage of those members of our community in greatest need of quality healthcare.