Who We Are
Cuba is a vibrant country with a rich heritage that has been frozen in time. Hospitals often lack modern technology and medication, and families struggle to make ends meet and put food on their tables. To the Cuban people, it can seem like the world has moved on without them.
At First-Hand Aid we reach out and lend them a helping hand. We provide much needed humanitarian aid to the children, families, and healthcare professionals in Cuba. We also provide a personal touch and build lasting relationships with the Cuban people we work with because our volunteers travel to Cuba and deliver medical supplies and support in person.
With the help of our committed donors and volunteers, we provide aid through four programs:
Serving Families: We deliver financial assistance to struggling families Havana. On a monthly basis, we supplement their meager income with financial assistance. It is a small dollar-amount by U. S. standards, but it provides significant assistance to families where individuals typically only earn $50 per month.
Providing Medical Supplies: We support multiple hospitals in Cuba, facilities that are both in the capital city of Havana and in the rural setting of Güines. We deliver, in person, aid such as: equipment, supplies, and medication – everything from over-the-counter fever reducers to expensive antibiotics.
Supplying Day-to-Day Products: We deliver personal hygiene products and other supplies to families and clinics in Cuba. Without our help, these people would not have access to basic daily products that we take for granted in the U.S. like deodorant, toothpaste, and soap.
Feeding Seniors: Working with the Iglesia Rosario church in Cuba, we provide the funding and organizational support for a seniors meal program. The strength that can come from a simple nourishing meal that these seniors can’t otherwise be able to afford can make all the difference in their lives.