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© Capilla Niño Dios

Assistance center for people in very precarious situation in Argentina

Upgrading an assistance center for women in very precarious situation in Villa de Mayo suburb

In 2013, the Air Liquide Foundation is renewing its support to the association Capilla Niño Dios, that helps women living in Villa de Mayo, a suburb of Buenos Aires.

Help women living in underprivileged suburb

Villa de Mayo is an underprivileged suburb of the province of Buenos Aires, located 40 km away from the argentine capital. In last years, living conditions have greatly deteriorated in this suburb, marked by extreme poverty, alcoholism, drug consumption, domestic violence and insecurity.

In this difficult context, the association Capilla Niño Dios, run by a team of 6 women, helps women living in Villa de Mayo suburb who find themselves in very precarious social and professional situations. Mothers of families with many children, victims of domestic violence or even homeless, these women are left to themselves. The association Capilla Niño Dios offers them moral and psychological support, and provides them with literacy and craft courses.

The goal is to improve their self-esteem while making them realize how important their role is within the family as well as within the community.

In 2011, the association proceeded to the renovation of its reception centers, purchased pedagogical material and equipment, and set up a library, with the support of the Air Liquide Foundation. In 2013, the Air Liquide Foundation decided to renew its support to the work of this association. This support should also enable the association to upgrade its computer equipment, in order to offer the community access to the IT world, which will improve their chances of inclusion in the local job market. Thanks to the action of Rosemary Godoy, an Air Liquide employee, the Fundacion Leer (another association supported by the Air Liquide Foundation) will also provide new books to Capilla Niño Dios. This synergy of skills between two different projects allowed the work of the Air Liquide Foundation to take a new step in Argentina

PROJECT IDENTITY

  • Project initiator: Capilla Niño Dios
  • Location: Villa de Mayo, Argentina
  • Year of support: 2013
  • Sponsor: Rosemary Godoy, Air Liquide Argentina