"It is hard to express in such few words how grateful I am to the Sigma Foundation,
which was the first organization to support Manos Amigas when we merely dreamed
of aiding El Salvador's most vulnerable sectors. The Sigma Foundation believed in
us; granting us our first computer and our first donation.
Today, we have a workshop that generates jobs for 15 women, a bakery and a first
aid and nutrition clinic, which treats an average of 200 people a month. We have
also provided 35 square meter homes to more than 250 families.
- Carmen Elena de Ruiz, Directora Ejecutiva
Ahora contamos con un taller que genera empleo para más de 15 mujeres cabeza de
hogar, una panadería y una clínica de atención primaria y de nutrición que atiende
a un promedio de 200 personas mensualmente. Asimismo, hemos entregado hogares de
35 metros cuadrados a más de 250 familias."
Organizations we support:
We contribute to the prevention of alcoholism and drug addiction, and support the
rehabilitation of young people as well.
- Liga Nacional Contra el Cáncer de El Salvador
We help provide cures and relief to cancer patients.
We help provide basic needs for families who live in extreme poverty including:
integral education, basic health, housing and values.
- Ayúdame a Vivir
We support cancer treatment for children in El Salvador and Guatemala.
- Manos Amigas
We contribute to the creation and maintenance of factories for women who make traditional
crafts, aiming to collect funds for their communities.
- Fundación Salvadoreña de Desarrollo y Vivienda Mínima (Fundasal)
We promote human development through the improvement of homes and support productive
activities within underprivileged rural and urban populations.
- Hogar del Niño Nuestra Señora Consoladora
We support three homes for children, including one for children with AIDS.
- Asociación de Damas Franciscanas
We contribute to a nursing home for the elderly.
- Asociación de Marcapasos de Guatemala
We support the maintenance of a pacemaker pool, which are placed by Guatemalan cardiologists.
- Programa Rotoplás
Through the Rotary Club, Guatemala Association, we make monetary contributions for
cleft lip and palate operations, especially for children.
We contribute to a home for children with special needs.
- Proyecto Camino Seguro
We provide assistance to children who live in or next to a sanitary filling, offering
them education, health, and ethics lectures.
- Asociación Salvadoreña de Diabéticos (ASADI)
We contribute to medical treatment programs for poor diabetic Salvadorans, which
also teach them how to handle and live with their disease.
- Asociación Gift of Life
We collaborate in the collection of international donations, which help pay for
urgent surgeries in poor Salvadoran kids suffering from heart diseases.
- Hogar para Niños Divina Providencia
We contribute to a Salvadoran home for orphan and abandoned children, to ensure
that they receive education, ethical formation and health care.