LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A lack of basic supplies we take for granted every day costs lives for those in need.

A Louisville man was moved to tears to be able to share medical supplies to clinics serving people in Honduras. Mike Safai owns a coffee company in Louisville and works with farmers in Honduras.

He says he's seen people dying due to a lack of medical supplies and care. His Safai Foundation partnered with Supplies Over Seas to collect medical supplies including beds, hospital warmers and an x-ray machine.

On Thursday, he helped load it all on a 40-foot container. A total of 19,258 pounds of medical supplies and equipment, with a value of $82,510, is headed to Honduras.

"I always say when you die, money doesn't matter, it's how many peoples' lives you touch, and that is something," Safai said. "I can touch those peoples' lives, and for me that's bigger than anything else."

The medical clinic getting these supplies serves 90,000 people and has only two beds in its emergency room.

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