Who We Are
If you witness a fall, shouldn't you offer your hand?
The scales of the world are unbalanced. While many live with more than
they need, others fight to survive on an unthinkable amount of nothing.
Project HANDS is a group of people who want to do their part in
rebalancing these scales. Our goal is to provide healthcare, education and other support to those who, by chance of birth, have lives less fortunate than our own.
We are a Canadian-based, non-profit organization and are currently working
among the indigenous Maya in the rural regions of Guatemala.
This is where our mission begins, but our aim is to spread our work worldwide and
in doing so offer a hand to anyone who reaches for it.
Guatemala is a country which has minimal healthcare and where many have never seen a doctor, cannot afford to educate their children, and live in the most impoverished conditions.
Through our projects we aim to create sustainable changes. We work with Guatemalans not for
them. We work not to change them but to nurture their own change. We believe this concept is key. Only when we help make lasting changes can we see the scales begin to tip. The steps maybe small at first but they add up, and when we see smiles appear where before there was emptiness, we know we have succeeded and then it is time to move on and offer our hand to somebody else.