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The Pumas, Rugby Championship

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🏉 Once again, we accompany Los Pumas in their matches in Argentina 🏉

Our waters participated in the Rugby Championship in the provinces of Mendoza, Salta and Santiago del Estero.

100% of the proceeds went to the basic food nutrition program to provide a nutritional plan for a family.

💪🏾 Let’s continue to make a large-scale impact 💪🏾

Harlem

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On October 29 and 30, our waters were present at the Harlem Festival to combat the heat among so much music. 🎶

The objective of our presence was to make visible the different social problems present in our country and the different solutions that Fundación Gracias proposes and carries out.

We will continue to participate in events such as this one 💖

Safe water for Gabriela’s Family

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Date: October 2022

Location: Paraje “Cabañaró”, Tres Isletas, Province of Chaco.

Issue: On this occasion, the family selected to provide access to safe water was Gabriela Carmelo’s family. This house is composed of twelve members, seven of whom are minors. The nearest water source is a well, which is located 600 meters walking distance from the house, across a field. With so many people living in the same house, they have to make many trips to get the necessary amount of water.

Solution: Building a cistern that accumulates up to 16,000 liters of rainwater to supply Gabriela’s family. This model has the advantages of ensuring access to water for human consumption and promoting local labor. It is a work that takes a week of hard work. To begin with, the family must dig the well where the cistern will be built following the indications of the professionals. Then, contracted professionals will follow with the help of at least one family member.

Current situation: The cistern was completed on October 13, 2022 providing access to safe water for 1 family. Now 12 people do not have to walk to get water.
We believe that this action is the beginning of a better quality of life.

We will visit them to tell us about the transformation that having access to water just a few meters from their home has given them.

Safe water for Rocío’s Family

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Date: October 2022

Location: Paraje “Lalelay”, Tres Isletas, Province of Chaco.

Issue: On this occasion, the family selected to provide access to safe water was that of Rocio Gonzalez. This household is made up of ten members, four of whom are minors and one of whom suffers from ocular neoplasia. The nearest water source is a 14 meter well, which is located on the land but is consumed quickly as it is shared with 10 neighboring families.

Solution: Building a cistern that accumulates up to 16,000 liters of rainwater to supply Rocío’s family and neighboring families. This model has the advantages of ensuring access to water for human consumption and promoting local labor. It is a work that takes a week of hard work. To start with, the family must dig the well where the cistern will be built following the indications of the professionals. the professional’s indications. Then, contracted professionals will follow with the help of at least one family member.

Current situation: The cistern was completed on October 11, 2022, providing access to safe water for 1 family. Now 12 people do not have to walk to get water.
We believe that this action is the beginning of a better quality of life.

We will visit them to tell us about the transformation that having access to water just a few meters from their home has given them.

Safe Water for Elizabeth’s Family

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Date: October 2022

Location: Paraje “Cabañaró”, Tres Isletas, Province of Chaco.

Issue: On this occasion, the family selected to provide access to safe water was that of Elizabeth Ana Duran. This household has five members, three of whom are minors and the husband has an intellectual disability. The nearest water source is a 14 meter well that the family has drilled on their land. A few years ago the water began to have a strong, acidic odor, and the color of the water turned yellow.

Solution: Build a cistern that accumulates up to 16,000 liters of rainwater to supply Elizabeth’s family and 1 other neighbor. This model has the advantages of ensuring access to water for human consumption and promoting local labor.
It is a work that takes a week of hard work. To begin with, the family must dig the well where the cistern will be built following the indications of the professionals. Then, contracted professionals will follow with the help of at least one family member.

Current situation: The cistern was completed on October 15, 2022, providing access to safe water for 2 families. Now 8 people will be able to obtain water fit for human consumption, avoiding the serious diseases caused by bad water.
This was made possible thanks to the collaboration of the Givaudan company, which organized a raffle to pay for this cistern.
We believe that this action is the beginning of a better quality of life.

We will visit them to tell us about the transformation that having access to water just a few meters from their home has given them.

Children’s day

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✨ On Saturday 20th we celebrated Children’s Day at the Teatro del Viejo Consejo in San Isidro with the Crispines, who gave a play to enjoy with laughter. 😂

There is nothing nicer than seeing children enjoying themselves as much as they did that day. 💪🏾😍

All proceeds will be used for the construction of a new SOCIAL IMPACT

BIO FAIR

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On May 6, 7 and 8 we were present at Bio Feria, the largest sustainability and responsible consumption event in Latin America.

It fills us with joy to think about everything that happened this weekend, from our participation in the event and all the people who came to meet us.

This PARTNERS community is getting bigger and bigger and we want it to keep growing to keep changing the reality of more Argentines.

Here are some photos of the event.

Basic Food Nutrition – 2022

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This year (2022) we proposed to provide sponsorship to another five families of the Nutrition Program through one of the Centers of the Civil Association Haciendo Camino in the town of Añatuya, Santiago del Estero.

These are the children with their respective diagnoses:

MATEO was born at 32 weeks of gestation, and presents mild malnutrition with severe low birth weight (DL-BTG). He lives with his mother, his partner, and his four siblings in a house made of sheet metal, with a dirt floor and no openings (they use blankets to cover the door) and is in a state of generalized deterioration. The house has only one room and is located on land belonging to the former railroad. There are no basic services (electricity and running water) and very little furniture (only 1 table, 3 chairs and 4 beds). Mateo has chronic impetigo dermatitis on his face, which is very expensive to treat.

LEANDRO was born at 36 weeks gestation and is obese with normal height (OB-TN). He lives with his mother, father and five siblings in a visibly precarious material house, built on public land with a sheet metal roof and a smooth cement floor. It consists of two rooms, and the furniture is scarce for the number of family members. Leandro has problems of maturational delay and congenital strabismus.

GONZALO was born at 38 weeks of gestation, and presents mild malnutrition with short stature (DL-BT). He lives with his mother, three uncles, two grandparents and three siblings in a precarious house consisting of a single room which is used as a bedroom and dining room. The house is made of bricks, has a dirt floor and a tin roof. The house is overcrowded and has an outside toilet, electricity and running water, whose pipes are inside the house but outside the house.

ERIK was born at 37 weeks gestation, with normal weight and height. He entered the program based on social criteria. His mother has a metal disability, suffers from seizures and cannot read or write. She says that her first children were the result of abuse. One of her brothers is illiterate and has an undiagnosed disability; another one attends a special school because of learning problems. The house is divided into a room, a dining room and a bathroom. The roof is made of sheet metal, they have electricity and a refrigerator, which allows them to store food.

CRISTIAN was born at 39 weeks gestation, and has mild malnutrition with low height (DL-BT). He lives with his mother, father and three siblings in a ranch-style house divided into a room and a dining room. The roof is made of straw and mud,
The floor is made of dirt. They do not have a bathroom, so they use the neighbor’s bathroom and often go to the open air. They do not have a refrigerator, which makes it difficult for them to store the food they take from the dining rooms or picnic areas in the area.

We need to change the reality for these children. With less than a dollar a day you are providing:

  • Nutritional diagnosis of the child and its treatment.
  • Early stimulation clinic for the child and his mother.
  • Accompaniment of the whole family by a social worker.
  • Milk and diapers that the mother collects to take home.
  • Health education talks for the mother.
  • Workshops for mothers.
  • Recreational space for children.

Basic Food Nutrition – 2021

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In 2021, we began the accompaniment of five families of the Nutrition Program through one of the Centers of the Civil Association Haciendo Camino in the town of Añatuya, Santiago del Estero.

A previously conducted research, where the target population was pregnant women and children from 0 to 24 months of age, came to the conclusion that at the time of performing a nutritional intervention it is necessary to take into account the period from conception to 2 years of life of the child. If undernutrition occurs during this stage, the child’s human capital is affected and infant mortality increases.

Under this report, the aforementioned nutritional intervention was carried out with specialized professionals, with the objective of improving the quality of life of children in the region.

These children arrived at the Center with severe malnutrition problems and low height, where they were nutritionally diagnosed and a specific treatment was established for each case. In turn, each family was assigned a social worker to accompany them; an early stimulation clinic for the child and the mother; health education talks; trade workshops; milk and diapers.

Today we continue to support these families to reverse their initial situation and we can affirm that three of them were successfully discharged, while another continues to receive periodic check-ups at the center. On the other hand, unfortunately, we must report that the fifth patient was unable to complete the program.