Sumando Manos Foundation

A non-profit association founded to give a hand to hundreds of people who needs it and extends the other to anyone wishing to help. Sumando Manos was founded in 2005 by a group of friends, residents of Miami with the purpose of bringing help to the children of Argentina. Objectives: Provide nutritional complements to children, Children in an annual health care control plan, Provide educational and preventive health care program, Promote better habits within the community, General Support.
Jul 27, 2016

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Sumando Manos
Sumando Manos

Dear Friends,

Thanks to your support we are able to continue with the pediatric visits to remote zones in Argentina, helping underprivileged children Health, Nutrition and Education's programs.

In order to optimize the resources, we are leveraging and integrating other groups and organizations supporting the same communities and providing a better long term solution to gradually improve children’s quality of lives. Thanks to Asociación Civil Santa Clara, Fundacion Sai, Sumando Solidaridad, Camino a la Casita, Asociación Fanda y Asociación Pequeños Pasos for their partnership.

In that way, we continue growing, but even more so, we continue to keep our word in our commitment to provide constant aid to our children in need.

Thanks everyone for giving us the tools to make this a reality.

Our program “Breakfast for the Children” continues in Chaco and Misiones. Approximately 600 children benefit from it and receive breakfast and/or lunch. This is a key campaign at many of these schools since this is the only meal the kids receive during the day. Anything you can do to help will be greatly appreciated. With 10 dollars we can provide breakfast to a child for an entire month.Children living with food insecurity, lack a stable and reliable means of getting the meals they need.

The food that underprivileged children receive at the school usually is their only daily meal. Communities under the poverty line are extremely vulnerable to hunger, and they can’t provide what children need to grow and learn.

Reduce malnutrition related to lack of food (quantity and quality), lack of hygiene and nutrition education, sickness and risk development is the objective of this campaign that along with other projects run by our organization to provide drinking water and pediatric and dental services has dramatically decreased extreme cases and infant mortality due to malnutrition in the places where we arrived with help.

Pediatric, Ophthalmologic, and Odonatologist Services, as well as complementary meal program is provided to rural schools and feeding centers located in Tucuman, Santa Fe, Misiones, Chaco, Santiago del Estero, Catamarca, Salta, Jujuy, Entre Rios, Corrientes, San Luis and Buenos Aires reaching out around 7000 children.

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We continue working to implement   the equipment needed for the extraction and distribution of safe drinking water in rural school, also a revision for previous implementations to ensure they are working accordingly. 

Contaminated water is a severe problem in rural schools because it hinders unhealthy childhood development and it produces extreme malnutrition in children. 

The completions of these projects complement the key role of the teachers and principals in rural schools who take care of the academic aspects as well as a proper nutrition. 

Thanks everyone for your donation through GlobalGiving, and to all the people supporting us with a variety of donations in Argentina throughout the year: hygiene supplies, clothes, shoes, school supplies, toys, sport supplies, kitchen supplies, etc.

For more details about our projects and activities please visit our official website. www.sumandomanos.org

 

We are grateful for being the liaison between your generosity and the children in need.

Hygiene Class
Hygiene Class
Donation 3
Donation 3
breakfast for a child
breakfast for a child
dentist
dentist
Donation 4
Donation 4

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May 2, 2016

Sumando Manos Foundatoin. Campaign: "For a child breakfast"

For a child breakfast 1
For a child breakfast 1

Dear Friends, since 2010, the campaign provides food for rural schools in Chaco and Misiones in a monthly basis.

The food that underprivileged children receive at the school usually is their only daily meal. Communities under the poverty line are extremely vulnerable to hunger, and they can’t provide what children need to grow and learn. 

Children living with food insecurity lack a stable, reliable means of getting the meals they need.

Reduce malnutrition related to lack of food (quantity and quality), lack of higiene and nutrition education, sickness and risk development is the objective of this campaign that along with other projects run by our organization to provide drinking water and pediatric and dental services has dramatically decreased extreme cases and infant mortality due to malnutrition in the places where we arrived with help.

During last quarter 2015 and the first quarter 2016 we have included 2 addition schools located in Pampa del Indio (Chaco).

This campaign actually covers 7 rural schools providing food for around 600 children from Qom and Wichi’s communities.

Schools Information:

  • E.E.G.B.Nº 239 “Pedro Inchauspe”, Paraje Pampa Chica, Pampa del Indio.(150), Principal: Hugo Baricheval
  • Jardín de Infantes #8 “I. P. Bufano” Turno Tarde, Pampa del Indio. (23), Principal: Isabel Giménez
  • Escuela Nº 916, El Gramillar, Pampa del Indio. (17), Principal: Ruben Alfonso
  • Escuela Nº 395, Paraje Pampa Ombu, Pampa del Indio. (17), Principal: Elias Jovanovich
  • Escuela Nº 1015, Paraje Campo Nuevo, Pampa del Indio. (75), Principal: Mario Perez
  • Escuela Nº 939 “Francisco Caceres, Paraje Cuarta Legua, Pampa del Indio. (262), Principal: Alicia Diez
  • Escuela Nº 373, Paraje El Botón, El Soberbio, Misiones. (42), Principal: Osvaldo Bordón.

Thanks for supporting and trust on our organization to be the liaison between your generosity and the children in need.

Children Breakfast
Children Breakfast
For a child breakfast 3
For a child breakfast 3

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Mar 18, 2016

Sumando Manos Newsletter. 1st Qtr 2016.

Nutrition and Health Education
Nutrition and Health Education

Dear Friends,

We are excited to begin a new year and to continue accompany the rural schools and communities in a new and successful academic school year from March through December. 

The schools that are part of our “Breakfast for a Child” program in Chaco and Misiones have received the first shipment of the year that includes nonperishable food items that will be served for breakfast and lunch; for most children this is the only meal they will have during the day. Also some of these schools now have safe drinking water thanks to all our supporters who made it possible during the last couple of years. In the pictures we can see the students and teachers receiving the shipments and enjoying their daily activities in the schools. More than 300 children benefit from this key program.

A new school also in Pampa del Indio (Chaco) has been added to our support network and will start receiving donations this month. The school #939 “Francisco Caceres” has a total of 252 children: 51 preschoolers and 201 elementary students; all of them belong to the Qom ethnicity.

Since 2015 we've been working together with Civil Association Pequeños Pasos and Conin Center of Loma Hermosa (Gral. San Martin, province of Buenos Aires).  This association provides support and health services; it is a space in which mothers, children, and adolescents can develop social skills enabling them to grow as well as helping them to avoid unfavorable situations and promote a healthy attitude. The beneficiaries are children from birth to preschool age, expectant mothers, and children from 6-15 years of age with unfavorable social situations. Center Conin for the prevention of infantile malnutrition provides permanent assistance from pediatricians, nutritionists, early care and stimulation, social workers, and psychologists among others.  Each of the 112 children participating in this program receives a weekly food basket. The center also offers different workshops and skilled labor training for the mothers. 

During the first quarter of the year we sent them 26 boxes with different items such as clothing for all ages, a sewing machine, mattresses, chalkboards, furniture, kitchen utensils and other items for the center or to give out to families. We are excited to share this charitable outreach project with this center and look forward to working together.

From early 2016 we’ve been working together with FANDA; an organization that is helping and serving children with hearing impairments since 1988 regardless of their financial resources. This organization has a hearing aid donation bank and has received the first donation of batteries in the year from Sumando Manos Foundation. We are all very happy that this has been made possible thanks to all your generous donations.

In LAS TALITAS, province of Tucumán the monthly pediatric services continue to benefit about 50 children per visit; sometimes their mothers have consultations as well and are treated as needed. The most frequent consultations were for respiratory diseases, skin diseases, fungal infections and parasitic diseases. In each case, patients were treated and given the necessary medication to treat the ailment.

At the “La Casita” in Florencio Varela, province of Buenos Aires - an average of 22 children are seen each month during the pediatric visit. The main ailments are otitis, bronchospasms, fever and parasites - all of which are treated and medicated if necessary. They were also seen by a pediatric dentist and received education talks on oral health and preventive care such as eating habits and teeth cleaning due to high cariogenic risks by the lack of good habits. The dentists performed extractions of temporary teeth and preventive and conservative treatments.

At the Feeding Center “Casa Feliz Sai” in González Catán, province of Buenos Aires, an average of 30 children are seen each month during the pediatric visit. The main ailments are respiratory and skin diseases - all of which are treated and medicated if necessary. During these visits, the children enjoy 2 meals throughout the day and fun, educational activities.

At the Feeding Center “Morada de la Paz” in Grand Bourg, province of Buenos Aires children received the pediatric visit together with an ophthalmologist and a child psychologist. The visit took place during the last week of 2015, it included primary care for children and adolescents; 10 children received glass frames for prescription glasses. For the current year the work proposal is a plan of monthly visits necessary for the prevention of visual problems and their corresponding referral if necessary. There will be interviews with children and adolescents that attend and their parents, in order to detect if there are learning problems in school. In those cases, children will be directed to perform a psychology assessment and in the necessary cases, they will receive treatment. The objective of this ongoing care is to identify school problems that have no visual cause and the same time to identify and solve those problems caused by visual impairment.

Our Nutrition, Health and Education programs that support more 7000 children in more than 90 schools, foster homes and feeding and community centers and their communities located in remote zones throughout 14 provinces in Argentina shows that our involvement in these programs is crucial to maintaining the health of these communities and by supporting the educational and nutritional needs we are being a vital part of their present and future.

Thanks for trusting in our organization to be the liaison between your generosity and the children in need to give them an opportunity for a better quality of life.

Pediatric Service at Tucuman
Pediatric Service at Tucuman
Children receiving food at Misiones School
Children receiving food at Misiones School
Supporting children with hearing impairments
Supporting children with hearing impairments
Rural School - Chaco
Rural School - Chaco

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