AMEN is a non-profit making charity. Most of the people who receive therapy cannot afford to pay for the sessions. AM-EN relies almost exclusively on international grants and donations.
The Foundation Amor y Energía (love and energy) AM-EN is an independent, non- profit charitable organization committed to the social development of handicapped
children and young people.
Since its establishment the foundation has worked in the area of the rehabilitation of people with disabilities through riding therapy and other conventional and alternative therapies.
Based in the developing country of in
, AM-EN was founded in 1995 by the German citizen Heidi Paliz. The United Nation Voluntary Fund for Disability sponsored it from 1999 until 2005. Their mandate was as a training project at a national level in and sub regional level in
as well as , , and .
Children, whose physicians had stated would never be able to speak or walk, have, after some time at the Foundation, started to make their first steps and pronounce their first words.
AM-EN also rescues horses, which are often badly treated in
. Many of these older horses can earn their living through working with the handicapped children.
The AM-EN Foundation can only exist with the support and financial assistance of the AM-EN PROMOTION ASSOCIATION e.V.
(recognized non-profit association, pc. No. 842/168 28 tax office
There are over 1.6 million people registered with disabilities in . The disabled are excluded from almost all educational, occupational and social opportunities. Medical treatment for adults and children with disabilities is minimal. Only 3% of
the disabled population have access to a medical doctor or a professional therapist.
Foundation AMEN provides a therapeutic centre for children and adults with disabilities.