SURVIVE-MIVA provides grants to fund essential transport for health outreach work in isolated rural areas, and for the Catholic Church’s pastoral care in places of difficult access, across Africa, Asia and Latin America.
SURVIVE-MIVA is a Catholic lay Association, founded in 1974, whose Patron is the Archbishop of Liverpool. We exist to provide one vital element to ensure the success of the Church’s healthcare and pastoral work with remote communities in impoverished parts of the world – mobility. Our aim is to support outreach programmes that have been planned in collaboration and consultation with local communities, in response to their needs and priorities.
According to the location and the work being done, the forms of transport we provide will vary, but some examples with approximate costs are:-
• Toyota Hilux 4wd to act as a mobile clinic / ambulance in Africa (£18,000 – £30,000).
• A jeep in India for health outreach work (£8,000 – £12,000).
• A dirt bike in Africa or South America for a parish priest (£3,000 – £4,000).
• An auto-rickshaw in India to be used as a mobile clinic and for transporting patients to hospital (£2,000 – £3,000).
• A small motorbike in India for pastoral care of people living in village mission stations (£700 – £900).
• A bicycle for a health care assistant or catechist (£40 – £80).
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