To give a hand to those most in need. / Para dar una mano a quien más lo necesitan.
HANDS FOR AMERICAS is a nonprofit dedicated to the relief and sustainable development of the indigenous tribes of Panama, and rural areas of Honduras.
We work together with ground-based partners to identify, plan, execute and follow-up our efforts to improve the quality of life for those most in need.
"This experience has been wonderful, a true eye-opener."Candice Devora, HFA Volunteer
"If you are going to be with Hands for Americas, I say, absolutely, come do it."Preston Hill, HFA Volunteer
"HFA has great intentions, a good group of doctors, translators, and staff to work with. Very organized."Amy Yu, HFA Volunteer
"I think it would be great for anyone to come down and see what Panama has to offer."Varina Clark, HFA Volunteer
Apply your skills and knowledge for the benefit of impoverished communities.
Not only will you contribute to the sustainable development of hundreds of families, but you will experience the country's culture at a whole new level.
Honduras, the second poorest country in Central America.
Population: 8,143,564 - Population below Poverty line: 65% (2010)
Source CIA - The World Factbook: Honduras
Population: 3,460,462 (July 2011 est)
Population below Poverty line: 25.6% (2010 est)
Source CIA Factbook - Panama
Our Projects and Causes:
Medical Hands groups provide patients with a broad spectrum of free medical services along with community education on health & personal hygiene.
Dental Hands groups provide one on one patient care that includes cleaning, teeth extractions and community education.
Construction Hands provides local families with the necessary guidance, assistance, and materials for the proper construction of a family dwelling.
Team members get the opportunity to apply their diverse academic backgrounds in design and construction of the home. All projects are co-worked, meaning the team members work together with community members through all phases of the project.
"Hands for Americas is the heart of a family who wants to be a channel of blessing for many people and communities in need. " – William Vallejos, Founder & Director, HFA
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