ASSOCIATION OF PACIFIC ISLAND LEGISLATURES
Our mission is to deliver medical support, human services and developmental assistance throughout the Pacific region.
Our vision is that all people of the Pacific will have access to medical care, food and water.
Ayuda Foundation was founded in 1996 by Carlotta Leon Guerrero, who served as a Senator in the Guam Legislature (1994 to 2000), Dr. Mike Cruz of the Guam Medical Society, and Christine Nilsen of Continental Micronesia (now United Airlines). The organization was comprised of these programs: Medical Missions to Micronesia, Reach Out & Reach Early Literacy Program, AIDS Education Project, Island Girl Power, and Books to Schools.
Ayuda Foundation was formed to help the 12 member governments of APIL, Association of Pacific Island Legislatures, with medical assistance (medicine, equipment and medical missions), humanitarian assistance (food, water, home supplies and construction materials), supplies and education. Representing a vast region of Pacific Island peoples, APIL member governments joined together in 1981 to form an association with sufficient capability and permanence to address, in depth, the substantive regional and international issues facing emerging Pacific governments. Ayuda Foundation operates with the full support of APIL and together we share a vision for healthy communities and sustainable development throughout our Pacific Islands.
HUMANITARIAN AND MEDICAL CHALLENGES IN OUR SERVICE REGION
While the needs of our islands are many and complex, we are particularly focused on these fundamental challenges below. We are keen to facilitate research, NGOs, donations, volunteerism and sponsorships to advance these areas:
Health & Medical Care
Education Technology, Supplies & Books
Youth & Seniors
HOW AYUDA FOUNDATION HELPS
Since our founding in 1996, Ayuda Foundation has developed special experience, resources and capacity to offer assistance in these areas:
Disaster relief and medical supplies sourcing, procurement, shipping and distribution
Medical Travel support
Research startup support
NGO startup support
Medical Missions coordination
Grant writing for community welfare and development projects
Generous donations from our partners and sponsors make a positive impact.