"My body is so tired of working for so many years. Now my hands hold all my weight."
Dra. Ana Macedo:
"I feel happy to be able to use my time and my experience to deliver more quality of life
to those people that, otherwise, could never afford any treatment for their pain."
Mr. Natalino: "I'm really grateful for the work done by the Hands of the World's physiotherapists."
"I worked in coal production since I was 12,
today I feel a terrible pain in my back,
but can't afford to pay for a treatment."
"I'm homeless. During the last 30 years my work is to collect garbage through the streets.
I whole body hurts so much. But my income is enough only to my survival."
Maria Clara, 72 years old:
"I sell candies at traffic lights all day long. My feet hurt to death.
I need medical care, but I can't manage to pay for it."
João da Silva:
"I'm a retired smith. My overweight has brought me so many postur problems.
Thanks to Hands of World, I'm feeling so much better."
Dr. Paula Neves:
"I always wanted to help poor people,
there are so many of them over the world.
Today I'm a contributor to Hands of World project
and I can do it."
Like Mauro, so many people had accidents whose consequences could have been
eased by an adequate treatment, but do not have enough resources.
They just need a hand and that can be yours.
O Fábio has suffered an accident with consequences and he is recovering quickly
thanks to the contributors of the Hands of the World organization.
Mrs. Joana, 65,
lives in a public asylum.
She cannot walk without
an equipment help.
Recently she has noticed a decrease
in her pain as a result of the humanitarian
work of Hands of the World.
"I'm retired and widow, living alone.
Due to a degenerative desease,
the tendons of my arms were damaged.
If it wasn't for the work of the volunteer
physiotherapists from Hands of the World,
I couldn't do so many simple things."
"Once I faced an armed robbery and reacted. Due to that, I have lost some arm movements.
Hands of the World has helped me to have a better life since then"
Agnaldo, 57 years old:
"I have been working at a farm
and today some movements hurt so much.
The Hands of the World physiotherapists
brought relief to my suffering."
Hands of the World invite all physiotherapists, from all over the world to put the hands on, to help this enourmous
amount of needy people which most of the times can be healed with simple and cheap procedures, more than we can think.
With only 2 hours a week you can give your contribution to improve the quality of life of so many people in the world.
Many professionals are donating
more than 12 h monthly
to help peoples to be happier!
Dr. André de Vasconcelos:
"There are too many ways to do charity, but the Hands of the World's proposal
is one of the easiest and viable that I have ever known.
It is such a rewarding feeling being able to help those people that we see every day,
but most of us don't even realize their presence."
Know our project actions in international or national missions:
Hands of the World is recognized as Municipal Entity of Public Interest in Mafra - SC.
In the night of October 13th 2015, Hands of the World - Humanitarian Physiotherapy was recognized as a Municipal Entity of Public Interest. The vote of the aldermen of the city of Mafra / SC was unanimous in favor of the adoption of the law. A great achievement reached on the date in which we celebrate the day of the physiotherapist in Brazil. Now the goal is to get the state and then the federal recognition.
The photo shows Dr. Alonso, President of the Hands of the World, making use of the word in the City Council during the presentation of our NGO.
The "Goodness chain".
Thanks to the physiotherapeutic and volunteer work done by our contributors, each one in their own community, we are managing to improve the quality of life of many people. We hope that at after new day more professionals join our cause and so this chain may have increasingly strengthened links with a "helping-the-other" feeling.
Our organization has reached great awareness and soon we will start planning our first international humanitarian aid mission in the area of physiotherapy.
A hand for the needy ones:
Hands of the World - Humanitarian Physiotherapy begins its journey.
On March 20th of 2014 the first assembly took place for the Hands of the World - Humanitarian Physiotherapy Board of Directors constitution. This organization aims to build a huge net of physiotherapists filled with altruism and solidarity, that with volunteer work will take their knowledge to the underprivileged ones, working solely in their surroundings or taking part in collective actions nationally or internationally.
Worldwide pioneer with respect to the humanitarian physiotherapy care, Hands of the World intends to expand widely to improve the quality of life of so many people that, for so many different reasons, cannot afford a treatment.
"It started with a dream which turned into a project and now is a reality. It took so many years of planning to make this happen. I'm quite sure that if each one of us could give a little bit, no matter how, we could have a much more human world and this will be our goal." - said the physiotherapist Dr. Alonso Romero Fuentes Filho, President and founder of Hands of the World Organization.