Helping Hands for Honduras, Inc. is a non-profit, tax-exempt, charitable organization incorporated, under the direction of the Board of Directors.
Congenital heart disease (CHD), also known as congenital heart defects, are conditions that we, as a society, hardly know about. Despite this, the fact is that 1% of the world's population is born with a heart condition - which makes it the most common birth defect. Most congenital heart defects can be repaired with a single surgery, others may require two or more interventions.
In some developed countries, there are hundreds of medical centers with trained personnel in the pediatric cardiovascular field to attend congenital heart defects. In third-world countries, particularly in Honduras, this type of medical care is not available for children suffering from heart defects.
Helping Hands for Honduras, Inc. was established in the year 2000, a time when Honduras had no pediatric cardiovascular surgeons who could perform open-heart surgeries and lacked adequate facilities to operate. Thus, Helping Hands for Honduras sent Honduran children to the United States for corrective heart surgery.
The Helping Hands for Honduras mission has evolved to not only sending children to the United States but to bringing surgery teams to Honduras to treat patients and train Honduran medical professionals to care for these children.