Luggage for Life

AFYA’s Luggage for Life program offers yet another way to get essential medical supplies to underserved health systems.

Whether you are traveling on a medical mission, family vacation, part of a group trip to volunteer in a remote village, or studying abroad, the Afya Foundation’s Luggage for Life program is a great way for travelers to make a powerful impact in the world.

Over 1500 luggage for life duffel bags have been delivered worldwide!

Delivering a Luggage for Life duffel bag is an extremely valuable and rewarding experience. It combines travel, philanthropy, and heart.

One duffel bag of supplies changes and saves lives!

United States Virgin Islands

Afya is proud to announce its partnership with The Clinton Foundation and Bloomberg Philanthropies for CGI Action Network to improve access to care by providing medical supplies for the homeless population throughout the US Virgin Islands.

Capetown

Afya is proud to announce its partnership with Ikamva Labantu,  a remarkable organization serving the township communities in Cape Town, South Africa.

You can change a life in Cape Town, one bag at a time.

Puerto Rico

Afya is working closely with front line healthcare workers at Federally Qualified Health Centers and Accion Social to improve the delivery of care island wide.

If you are traveling to Puerto Rico, help people to access healthcare by carrying a bag of vitally needed supplies with you.

 

Here's How It Works

Identify a clinic abroad for delivery

Pick a destination clinic for the delivery of bags and ask the clinic for a list of supplies needed (to be packed in the duffel bag).

It is vital to ask the recipient clinic for a list of supplies. Afya does not ship pharmaceutical medications

Option 1: Research a clinic close to your hotel and contact the clinic and ask for a list of supplies needed.

Option 2: Contact your hotel concierge and ask if they have a recommendation for a clinic and determine if you or the concierge will contact the clinic for the list of requested supplies.

Send the completed form to Afya

(with request list of supplies) along with a $150 donation plus shipping to help cover the cost of procuring and storing supplies. Click here for the form.

Pack your own duffel, or receive one by mail

If supplies are mailed to you for re-packing, the box will include supplies, a customs clearance letter, and a duffel bag for repacking.

Bon Voyage

Bring the full duffel on your flight and hand-deliver it to the facility in need.  Connect with the local community and improve global health.

Tell the world

Share your experience and photos with your social media network and Afya’s.

Are You a…

 

Clinician

If you are going on a medical mission, please click here.

Traveler

If you are going away on holiday and want to bring a Luggage for Life duffel, please click here.

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