Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina

by Sumando Manos Foundation
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Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina
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Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina
Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina
Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina
Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina
Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina
Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina
Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina
Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina
Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina
Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina
Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina
Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina
Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina
Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina
Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina
Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina
Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina
Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina
Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina
Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina
Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina
Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina
Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina
Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina
Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina
Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina
Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina
Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina
Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina
Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina
Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina
Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina
Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina
Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina
Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina
Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina
Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina
Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina
Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina
Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina
Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina
Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina
Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina
Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina
Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina
Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina
Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina
Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina
Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina
Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina
Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina
Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina
Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina
Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina
Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina
Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina
Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina
Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina
Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina

Dear friends:

We continue to bring help to programs and schools in our network, and we’d like to share the progress of the last 2 months.

  • BREAKFAST AND FOOD PROGRAM - DELIVERY OF ITEMS FOR SCHOOLS AND FOOD PROGRAMS IN SEVERAL AREAS OF THE COUNTRY.

We’ve restarted food shipments for breakfast and / or lunch to the following schools. For many schools, this is the only food children receive on a daily basis.

-  School # 905 Paraje Picada Guarani, El Soberbio, Misiones                                          Number of Children: 246

  • Aldea Ygua Porá Satellite Classroom
  • Aldea Caramelito Satellite Classroom     
  • Aldea Chafariz Satellite Classroom Kindergarten

Director in charge: Diego Carballo

- School Guillermo Donaire #373/01  El Soberbio, Paraje El Botón Misiones                 Number of Children: 30

  • Director in charge: Osvaldo Bordon

-  Schools in Pampa del Indio and Pampa Chica, Province of Chaco                             Number of Children: 420

  • School # 239 “Pedro Inchauspe”, Paraje Pampa Chica, Director: Mirta Ojeda
  • School # 916, El Gramillar, Pampa del Indio, Chaco, Director: Valentina Sanchez
  • School. # 395 Pampa del Indio, Chaco, Director: Elias Jovanovich
  • School # 1015, Pampa del Indio, Chaco, Director: Nancy Aguirre
  • School # 616, Paraje El Salvaje, Pampa del Indio. Principal: Nancy Galeano
  • School # 371 "Ernesto Ocampo", Villa Berthet. Director: Marcelo Petrak

- Soup kitchens in Ushuaia and Buenos Aires:The Pequeños Pasos Foundation intensified the delivery of food and nutritional support and training continued via Zoom.

- Soup kitchens in Salta and Santa Fe: the Sai Foundation continued distributing food, without interruption in pandemic times (when allowed), healthy snacks have been combined with educational activities on Human Values and the distribution of clothing and footwear. 

  • INTEGRAL FARM PROJECT “DON JOSE CORIA” AT SCHOOL # 371 "ERNESTO OCAMPO", VILLA BERTHET. Director: Marcelo Petrak

Construction for the integral farm has begun;  this farm will help generate the necessary elements for the school kitchen and dining hall. Any leftovers will be sold among parents, neighbors and the local market in order for the school to achieve economic independence. The goal is to raise hens and chickens, ducks, turkeys, pigs, goats, sheep, dairy cows and the production of compost. We anticipate the inauguration of the farm to happen during the month of August.

FANDA PROJECT FOR DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING: We delivered 180 batteries for children with hearing loss at the FANDA Foundation, serving children in low income families.

As always, thank you very much for the constant support because without it we would not be able to carry out any of the projects we are currently working on. 

Sumando Manos Foundation

 

 

 

 

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School started on March 9
School started on March 9

Despite the pandemic, Sumando Manos continues working towards the goal of helping the neediest children in Argentina. That is why we continue to provide breakfast and non-perishable food items without interruption to the following schools and communities: 

  • Intercultural Bilingue School Nº 905 in Paraje Picada Guarani, El Soberbio, Misiones immersed in the Mbya Guaraní Community         
  • Aldea Ygua Porá Satellite Classroom 
  • Aldea Caramelito Satellite Classroom
  • Aldea Chafariz Kindergarten Satellite Classroom
  • Ofelia Lisa de Trejo” Center - Ushuaia
  • Food delivery was intensified and a special food delivery was made for Mother's Day.
  • More than 50 students enrolled to take online courses, not only from the town of Ushuaia but also from the town of Tolhuin. Most of the chosen courses were: - Basic English - ABC of social networks, Coaching, Entrepreneurs-- how to start in the virtual market - 
  • Water Project for "Los Blancos"
  • The Wichi and “Criollo” communities of Salta suffer from constant water shortages due to droughts, further aggravated by the pandemic. 200 families with approximately 1000 children had to travel up to 48 kilometers by bicycle or motorcycle regularly to fill cans and other containers with water provided by the city government.
  • Sumando Manos carried out a campaign to buy 200 tanks (1 per family) of 600 liters capacity to collect rainwater when it rains, and store water when the city government provides it.
  • After two months of intense work, the 200 water tanks were delivered in the town of Los Blancos, Salta, allowing these families to have water during the drought without having to travel to the supply centers to collect it.

We want to thank everyone who joins hands to help us during these challenging times; we ask that you continue to trust in our work and accompany us. Such actions touch our hearts in a very special way.

Thank you, always thank you!!

Sumando Manos Foundation

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As we've communicated in our last report, Sumando Manos carried out the purchase, delivery and installation of 200 drinking water tanks because of the great risk that 200 families with about 1000 children are facing due to being isolated without water during the intense drought that devastates the region of Gran Chaco.

After 2 months of tireless and uninterrupted work, plus an amazing fundraising campaign, the purchase, delivery and installation of the water tanks has been successfully completed. 

Now, these 200 families can accumulate and consume clean drinking water for several months, even when a drough hits like it does every year. This will have an immediate impact on the health of these 1000 children that, up to now, were mostly drinking contaminated water.

It is the commitment of Sumando Manos to continue monitoring the situation of the families, support the local organizations and continue through new projects emphasaising on gender and interculturality, in order to achieve the greatest impact on the life of these rural communities.

We'd like to thank all those who have contributed to this amazing campaign and let them know Sumando Manos Foundation will continue advocating for the underpriviledged children of Argentina.

Sincerely,

Sumando Manos Foundation

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The aboriginal Wichi community in Salta, Argentina, is suffering extreme lack of water during the COVID-19 pandemic. There are currently 200 families with about 600 children who are isolated and some members have tested positive for COVID-19. They live 100 kms away from the nearest town and lack any means of transportation. Every year, there are severe droughts that affect the communities for many months. There is also a structural lack of water sources and few water reservoirs which complicates matters even more.  

The population and their livestock depend almost exclusively on water extracted by hand from wells and carried in buckets or other unsanitary vessels. 1 in 30 people have access to shallow wells with salt water that only covers part of their daily needs and it is not safe for drinking or cooking. 

The families of the Southern Region can access the Bermejo River as their source of water in times of drought, and some places have shallow wells, whose water has different levels of salinity not apt for human consumption. The families use the same containers to collect water and for all the domestic chores and do not have separate containers to store water at home. Therefore they cannot maintain isolation and hygiene conditions for the prevention of transmitting the disease are virtually non-existent. Lack of access to safe water also affects the physical well-being of women and the 600 children who have no choice but to carry heavy vessels long distances. As we face the COVID-19 pandemic, now more than ever access to safe water is critical to the health of these families.

Sumando Manos is providing 200 water tanks with a capacity of 600 liters each to be installed in each one of the houses of these families

The local community is in charge of providing water by refilling the tanks on a regular basis. Once the tanks are installed, these 200 hundred families will have access to dependable, safe and clean fresh water and their lives will drastically change for the better.

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Dear friends, 

The ongoing coronavirus crisis continues to have profound effects on our society: Schools are closed, business are shuttered, and unemployment numbers are rising. While it is easy to feel powerless in such an unprecedented situation, SMF has found some ways to support our children during this challenging time.

Since schools are closed nationwide, many children do not have access to the meals provided by the schools. Thanks to one of our dedicated School Directors in Misiones, Mr. Diego Carballo, we are able to help students and their families and making sure they have access to food while schools are closed.

Mr. Carballo receives funds from SMF and shops for food items that he personally delivers by traveling from village to village making sure that children and families receive what they need to sustain them in these difficult times. 

We are only able to do this thanks to your generosity and commitment to the children. We thank you and encourage to continue supporting the children who need our help. 

Stay safe and thanks for your continued support. 

Sumando Manos Foundation

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