Shipping Humanitarian Aid Internationally
Side by Side International (SBSI) was established with the vision of helping to meet the needs of orphanages, hospitals and schools in Cambodia and other countries.
SBSI procures and ships 40-foot containers of supplies to various countries of Asia and Africa on a regular basis. Additionally, in some cases, Side By Side undertakes direct sponsorship of individuals living in extreme poverty.
Land Cruiser for Papua New Guinea - We sent a humanitarian aid shipment containing a Toyota Land Cruiser to Papua New Guinea. The vehicle will be used by HOPE WORLDWIDE charity organization for the Nine Mile Clinic in Port Moresby, for staff and supplies transport, as an ambulance when needed, and also for mobile immunization patrols and tuberculosis case follow-up in the surrounding squatter settlements. The vehicle will replace a 4WD pick-up which frequently breaks down.
The Nine Mile settlement in Port Moresby sees over 30,000 patients, adults and children per year. Common diseases are malaria, tuberculosis, pneumonia, gastroenteritis, yaws, and HIV/AIDS. They conduct an extensive HIV/AIDS education program in communities and schools, a tuberculosis control program, and diabetes education and research.
Dental Units to Tanzania - Side By Side International donated four dental units which were shipped to Tanzania to be used in the construction of dental clinics there. Also included was top-of-the-line X-ray equipment and compressors.
Side by Side International continues to support Japanese non-profit organizations working locally to help provide food for both homeless people and the ever increasing poor in the wake of worsening economic conditions in Japan.