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.
Visiting Colombia after the pandemic

Visiting Colombia after the pandemic

Finally the Factor-H team got together in Colombia in April 2022, after a hiatus of two and a half years. During the trip, Ignacio Muñoz and Roger Cachope went to visit the families and kids we support on the Caribbean states, and spent 8 days traveling from town to town…
Colombian HD families housing improvement project

Colombian HD families housing improvement project

Factor-H continues to deliver on its promises. We try to provide opportunities for families affected by HD. Sometimes, their needs require home improvement projects – they simply need nothing more than a better home to care for their family members. Slowly, one by one, Factor-H is raising the funds necessary…
New video of the kids program in Colombia

New video of the kids program in Colombia

Our New Horizons program continues to evolve. Through a house-by-house survey we conducted in 2021, we have identified many more kids at-risk for HD living in very difficult conditions. This video clearly displays the environmental context in which many of the kids enrolled in the program since 2015 live, many…
Basic assistance program

Basic assistance program

Delivering basic assistance such as food, soap, detergents, and disinfectants provides a life line for many families.
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

The current objective of this educational intervention is to standardize the learning of children at risk of HD not enrolled in school so that they can be inserted or reinserted into the official formal educational structure. We began this program in 2020 and following a short discontinuation due to the…
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…
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