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HelpArgentina is a nonprofit that allows international donors to identify and support high impact nonprofits in Argentina.

Our goal is to strengthen the nonprofits working to create social change in Argentina, increase confidence in the nonprofit sector and promote the culture of giving among Argentines.

Why Argentina?


Why?

Argentina's Situation

After the great crisis of 2001, Argentina still has much to do.

We provide some data about social reality of childhood in Argentina (2011)

  • About 2 in 10 children between 0 and 17 years old who live in urban areas in Argentina have problems to afford their basic needs like food and clothing among others.
  • 33.1% of children and adolescents between 0 and 17 years old live in homes that are below the poverty line and 22.2 % come from families with unsatisfied basic needs (UBN). About 1 million children face a situation of extreme poverty.
  • 17.9% of children and adolescents between 5 and 17 years old are engaged in some kind of work (either intensive housework or paid work).
  • 18.5% of children live in poor constructions and 20.1% in overcrowded conditions.
  • 18% of children and adolescents between 0 and 17 years old from urban areas live in houses without access to a drinking water network and 40.8% in houses without access to a gas network.
  • It is assumed that 25.1% of children between 3 and 5 years old do not attend formal educational institutions.
  • 23.1% of children and adolescents from urban areas have not been examined by a doctor for more than one year.
  • 55% of children and adolescents do not have bookshelves in their homes.
  • 39.6% of children between 5 and 17 years old from urban areas do not have computers in their homes and 53.5% lack internet access in their homes.
  • 13% of children between 5 and 12 years old do not celebrate their birthday.
  • 58.1% of children between 5 and 12 years old and 72.8% of adolescents between 13 and 17 years old do not enjoy any entertainment (theaters, cinemas, etc.).

 

Source:

Argentine Social Debt Observatory from Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA)

UCA Infancy Social Debt Barometer – Bicentennial series (2010-2016) / Year II

“Childhood in Argentina as subject of law. Progress, disparities and pending challenges in the effective implementation of the rights of children and adolescents.”

http://www.uca.edu.ar/uca/common/grupo68/files/2012-barometro-infancia-completo.pdf

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