Third Quarter LEPP Property Transfer Highlights
A variety of items valued at 24 million dollars were requisitioned and processed through LEPP in the three quarters of FY 2020 (October 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020). Most of the property was earmarked for regional hospitals and health care centers that serve remote populations in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America.
LEPP in partnership with Mission Without Borders processed $100,000 worth of household furniture to be transferred to orphanages and children’s homes in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Moldova. Among other items, LEPP’s partner World Help processed two Mobile C-Arm X-Ray machines totaling $185,076, two ultrasound machines totaling $112,514, and hospital lights worth $84,275 for use in hospitals in Guatemala. World Help also procured a Hand Mentor Pro-robotic device valued at a total of $1,179,000. The hand mentor uses a pneumatic artificial muscle to facilitate movement in patients experiencing paralysis or paresis. These items will be sent to Guatemala to provide upper limb rehabilitation assistance to patients.
In addition, LEPP in partnership with CharityVision processed medical and surgical supplies such as gastroscopes, laryngoscopes, defibrillators, sutures, surgical staples, and disposable surgical items. Nearly $1, 419,000 worth of medical equipment will be utilized in medical facilities throughout the Philippines. Tanzania will receive medical property such as an Ophthalmic Refractor worth $214,753.48, dental instruments worth $100,000, and other medical supplies valued at $155,466. Dental instruments and supplies worth $104,947 were procured for use in hospitals and clinics in Chile.
About LEPP – Transferring Physical Capital to Aid U.S. Emergency and Development Programs Overseas
Vysnova partners with USAID’s Limited Excess Property Program (LEPP); an innovative and cost-effective program that transfers millions of dollars’ worth of federal surplus property to Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and USAID Missions to supplement their development and humanitarian projects overseas. LEPP is yet another example of Vysnova’s strategic focus of cultivating partnerships that support sustainable, locally-driven development endeavors.
In FY 2019, LEPP successfully transferred over 43 million dollars’ worth of surplus property to 14 developing nations. Partner organizations that are faith-based accounted for approximately 50% of the federal surplus property transfers in the fiscal year. LEPP has already transferred 13.7 million dollars’ worth of surplus property just in the first four months of FY 2020.
These LEPP donations included medical supplies such as ultrasounds, infant incubators, hospital beds, ophthalmology, laboratory and dental equipment, autoclaves, generators, laptops, computers, and school furniture. Physical capital donations to Latin America and the Caribbean were transferred to Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, and Peru. Transfers to Asia were made to Pakistan and the Philippines; while transfers to Eastern Europe benefited underserved populations in Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Moldova, and Ukraine. The majority of property transfers to Africa were made to Tanzania.