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…
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…
Program "Abrazos"

Program "Abrazos"

Program “Abrazos” is an ongoing program in Colombia since 2015 (currently 40 children), and also in Venezuela since 2019 (120 children). This program covers basic assistance – food, clothes, school supplies, medical access. Additionally, program covers recreational and educational events every 6 months (Christmas and summer holidays events and trips)…

Access to medicines & specialty care Program

Regular medical assistance program to ensure affiliated families get access to medications and visits by HDspecialists at a local clinic or at home
Caregivers Training Program (In person and App)

Caregivers Training Program (In person and App)

Factor-H has established formal collaborations with the University of Antioquia and the University of Medellín in Medellín (State of Antioquia), and the University Metropolitana (Barranquilla, State of Atlántico) to assist caregivers and the patients we directly support in Colombia (currently >130 families). Our employees work only in defined regions of…
A collection of short stories about HD affected individuals from Colombia

A collection of short stories about HD affected individuals from Colombia

A BOOK OF SHORT STORIES BY TATIANA HINOJOSA FROM VALLEDUPAR Tatiana Hinojosa is a well-known writer and teacher from Valledupar, Colombia. Tatiana went to grammar school with Leyla Mieles, an associate of Factor-H in Colombia, who introduced our mission to Tatiana, who quickly became aware of the need to increase…
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…
Meet Brayan - the video

Meet Brayan - the video

<br /> A few months ago I wrote a story about meeting Brayan, a young kid at risk for HD from Barranquitas, Venezuela (see blog post “Reflections on instilling a sense of hope”). Together with colleagues Matt Rota (https://www.mattrotasart.com) and Nicanor Cardeñosa, we put together a narrated illustrated story of…
The story of Yohandri

The story of Yohandri

by Tatiana Hinojosa Translated by Amanda Kauffman MY HOPE There are some moments where I think that life should be like a fantasy story, where we the children live in beautiful houses and wake up with the smell of spring flowers… When I was four, I was a very judicious…