Special Assistance Program​

Special Assistance Program​

Why we need a special assistance program and why we need to expand it We know many of the families we represent experience dire circumstances. We cannot help everyone all the time. Aside from our basic assistance program, we established a Special Assistance program to address particularly difficult situations. Only…
Little Schools Program ​(Escuelita) in Barranquitas, Venezuela

Little Schools Program ​(Escuelita) in Barranquitas, Venezuela

El objetivo de modelo escolar es homologar el conocimiento de los niños y niñas a riesgo de EH no escolarizados de Barranquitas, con el necesario correspondiente a su edad cronológica y el nivel que debe tener para que pueda ser insertado o reinsertado en la estructura educativa formal oficial de…
The microcredit program aims to help families escape the poverty cycle

The microcredit program aims to help families escape the poverty cycle

Merriam-Webster Definition of Microfinance: “Financial services especially in the form of microloans provided to impoverished individuals and groups in poor and developing regions.” For Factor-H, microfinance is more than just a financial service. It is a tool to empower members of the disadvantaged HD communities, helping them become more resilient…
CASA DIGNIDAD - a day center for Barranquitas

CASA DIGNIDAD - a day center for Barranquitas

C.A.S.A DIGNIDAD – A HOUSE FOR ALL by Marina Kauffman, president of Fundación Habitat LUZ The first time I went to Barranquitas, I was impressed by the beauty of its surroundings. A hidden place, almost untouched, to which an unfinished path leads but full of visual surprises. To see lagoons…
Art4HD Program

Art4HD Program

The beginning of Factor-H took place in Mendoza, Argentina, in 2012, and we celebrated the beginning of our journey together as a team through music and dance. A tango troupe volunteered to take us into a magical and complex journey – one that we continue to take together through our…
Factor-H starts microcredit program in Colombia

Factor-H starts microcredit program in Colombia

The Sierra de Oro family lives in the Caribbean region in Northern Colombia, in the municipality of Sábanas de San Angel in the Department of Magdalena. Factor-H has been working with this family for a number of years. The family was chosen as the first recipient of a new microcredit…
Reflections on instilling a sense of hope

Reflections on instilling a sense of hope

What is the difference between having no hope and having hope? Meet Brayan, a 13-year old boy I met when visiting the town of Barranquitas, in Venezuela, in December 2018, the last time I was able to visit. This town is a forsaken, isolated village where in every corner one…
In Solidarity and Gratitude

In Solidarity and Gratitude

Helping in the time of COVID-19 We all know that the most vulnerable sectors of any society are always the worst hit in times of crisis. The arrival of the novel coronavirus has isolated our communities even further. The most vulnerable sectors of any society are always the worst-hot in times of…
Factor-H and Fundación Habitat LUZ from Maracaibo start working together

Factor-H and Fundación Habitat LUZ from Maracaibo start working together

MEETING BETWEEN THE MARACAIBO PATIENT ASSOCIATIONS, FACTOR-H AND FUNDACION HABITAT LUZ … THE BEGINNING OF OUR EFFORTS TO BRING CHANGE TO THE COMMUNITIES MOST AFFECTED BY HD IN THE WORLDHappy New Year 2018!On Monday December 11th, we held an all-day meeting in the offices of Fundacion Habitat Luz, a Maracaibo,…

Donations are delivered to the suffering communities in Maracaibo - thanks to the Barcelona patients' association UEFH

As the country of Venezuela spins out of control and people run out of food and medication, the most significant communities affected by Huntington’s disease in Maracaibo are starving. According to our friend and collaborator Dr. Ernesto Solis, a resident of Maracaibo and a tireless advocate of the families affected…