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Our Mission

Hands Across the Americas is committed to reversing the trend of generations living in poverty by providing an integrated health program encompassing quality healthcare, education and economic development to interrupt the cycle of suffering.

In partnership with local health centers, our medical and non-medical volunteers travel to impoverished communities to provide medical care and education to improve the health and quality of life for people living in extreme poverty. Working together we transform lives, strengthen communities and offer hope.

 

Medical Missions in Latin America

 
  PERU
Primary Mission: July 8 to 18, 2015
Surgical Mission: July 16 to 25,2015
COLOMBIA
Primary Mission: January 8 to 17, 2015

Medical Missions

Hands Across the Americas has provided medical care and education support to 50,000 people and donated nearly $4 million in medical supplies, equipment and medications. Since the organization began doing medical mission work, they have kept their commitment to return to the communities they serve year after year to provide continuing medical care. Read more ...

The Huarcay Project:

First School in Huarcay Launched
in August 2010

Hands Across the Americas is proud to have built the first school in Huarcay, Peru which will host 45 elementary school children from 3 different villages who previously had to walk 3-4 hours each way to attend school. The Colegio de la Esperanza ("The Hope School") will offer a well-rounded curriculum and will also provide teachers in music, arts, language arts and English. The sky is now the limit for these children, who with a proper education will have the opportunity for a bright and fulfilling future. Read more ...

Our Goodwill Ambassador

We are fortunate to have Dr. Benjamin Carson, Director of the Craniofacial Center at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Professor of Neurosurgery, Oncology and Plastic Surgery and Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as our Goodwill Ambassador.