Dancing with Art

Dancing with Art

Carmen arrived very quietly and took a seat at a table with a huge blank piece of paper, several brushes and other things that she had never used. She waited quietly, absorbed in the white of the paper, waiting for the others to take her place, and for her question…
32 volunteers working back in Barranquitas!

32 volunteers working back in Barranquitas!

On Saturday May 21, 52 volunteers from Factor-H where in Maracaibo, Venezuela, giving medical assistant to kids and patients with Huntington Disease.
Video: Last day of the year donation...

Video: Last day of the year donation...

Today is the day. 2021 has not been an easy year. But for people with HD in Latin America things were much more difficult. We end the year with a last-day donation campaign based on hope. The hope we bring together to the HD families from South America. Emmy Award…
Diary of a Dr. from Maracaibo in Barcelona / Diario de un Dr. de Maracaibo en Barcelona (II)

Diary of a Dr. from Maracaibo in Barcelona / Diario de un Dr. de Maracaibo en Barcelona (II)

Getting acquinted with Barcelona. / Conociendo y adaptándome a Barcelona. To be in Barcelona is to be in a multicultural city. After the restrictions with Covid-19, little by little the city has opened its doors to thousands of tourists who visit it every day and, therefore, I have been able…
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…
Program "Abrazos"

Program "Abrazos"

Program “Abrazos” is an ongoing program in Colombia since 2015 (40 children as of 2020), and also in Venezuela since 2019 (120 children as of 2020). This program covers basic assistance – food, clothes, school supplies, dental and medical access. Additionally, program covers recreational and educational events every 6 months…
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…
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