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…
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…
The story of Greis

The story of Greis

By Tatiana Hinojosa Translated by Amanda Kauffman DESTINATIONS OF FAITH Greis prayed at night as the porcelain collection that adorned her wooden ledge looked at her family’s footsteps, the parsimony of time helped create the bad habit of fighting over everything and ended up driving her parents away. At that…
The story of Dilia

The story of Dilia

by Tatiana Hinojosa Translation by Amanda Kauffman Divine Signs The musical dawn in charge of the municipal band announced the beginning of the festivities of San Martin of Loba, patron of Astrea, a municipality located north of the department of Cesar. The sound of the fliers encouraged the sleeping hearts,…
In memory of our beloved Maria Fernanda Soto Santris

In memory of our beloved Maria Fernanda Soto Santris

The entire Factor-H team and families in the Abrazos Program mourn the passing of our beloved Maria Fernanda Soto Santris, 16, part of our HD community in Colombia. The second of three sisters, Maria Fernanda belonged to the Abrazos Program (at-risk for HD kids) for 4 years and had recently…
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…
Project Abrazos completes 5 years bringing hope to kids at risk for HD

Project Abrazos completes 5 years bringing hope to kids at risk for HD

The project ‘Abrazos’ (Hugs) started in 2015 and it aims to provide donations for children in Colombia and Venezuela living in families affected by HD and in extreme poverty conditions. Their family situation is dire and many of the kids have been abandoned by one of their parents. Often times,…
Manuel

Manuel

The image above has become symbolic for me. During my second visit to San Angel, a rural area in the State of Magdalena in Colombia, I visited a few families dispersed in the countryside, isolated from the rest of the world, a countryside that hides many patients away from aid,…
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