Extending A Hand focuses in getting resources to develop projects and programs that may improve the quality of life and to offer a hopeful future to a vulnerable community of about 500 children and 150 elders in the town of Agua de Dios, Colombia, a place affected by the consequences of leprosy (not totally eradicated), poverty, violence, discrimination and abandonment.
Our mission is achieved through programs of aid, education and actions of preventative and curative health, as well as through projects for the self-sustainability of this vulnerable community, preventing them from falling into the hands of delinquency and many other threats to which they are permanently exposed.
Our Community of Impact
Santa Ana Boarding School - for 72 girls
Santa Elena Boarding School - for about 40 teenage girls
Nazareth Boarding School- for about 40 boys
Poor kids from Agua de Dios surrounding villages- about 350 children
Guillermo Greffestein Elderly Nursing Home- For about 150 elders
Extending A Hand Foundation firmly believes that vulnerable communities have the right to have a dignified life and therefore through improving their living conditions they can become self sustained and valuable members in their community. Children and youth realize their full potential and become productive when they can live, study and work in a health and stable environment, as well as the elders can live in dignity and peace that last years of their life.
Our team of volunteers in united by the love and faith in God fulfilling the purpose of life to serve and support the less privileged.