We present our Superhéroes de Barrio to you

Dedication, generosity and superpowers at the service of others

Dedication, generosity and superpowers at the service of others Dedication, generosity and superpowers at the service of others

Our Superhéroes de Barrio can make the dreams of people who are suffering come true through the use of their superpowers. With their determination they can defeat almost impossible obstacles, with their dedication and unwavering generosity, they deal with major challenges on a daily basis in order to make the people happy who need it most.

At Sé Solidario we support people who spearhead initiatives to improve the lives of others, be they acquaintances or strangers, wherever they come from, and without expecting anything in return. Our superheroes are happy to hear the laughter of disabled children, to enjoy the company of elderly people and to receive the affection of those who have been forgotten about.

Our Superhéroes de Barrio have a name and a face. We want to introduce you to them.

One drop, then another and give it time One drop, then another and give it time

TANTAKA

One drop, then another and give it time.

The Navarra-based Tantaka Association encourages people to devote some of their time to others, as much or as little as they can. Our superhero Teresa knew that her time would help support integration through sports. Today, she coaches basketball for more than 70 kids of different nationalities under one clear premise: “There is no excuse for excluding those who live in the same place as we do”.

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How to live life to the full every day How to live life to the full every day

ACTAYS

How to live life to the full every day.

Tay-Sachs disease is a rare disease for which there is still no known cure. If the onset of the disease occurs before the age of two, life expectancy is not usually more than five years old. Beatriz's daughter Isabel died when she was six years old and this was when her mother decided to create TAY-SACHS, an association devoted to improving the quality of life of people suffering from this genetic disorder, to looking after families, above all when their children are in hospital and to promoting research into the disease.

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This is my home This is my home

Bona Voluntat En Acció

This is my home.

The name of this association says it all: a willingness to help others. What started out as a group of friends who wanted to support people near them who were in need has today become an association with 98 permanent volunteers who distribute food to more than 160 families in Poble Sec, as well as offering training and help in finding employment.

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When courage has no limits When courage has no limits

AMAI TLP

When courage has no limits.

Before a patient has been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder they have usually experienced great suffering along with their families and those closest to them. This association offers specialized treatment in the form of therapies to improve the quality of life of people suffering from this disorder as well as offering a lot of understanding. There are no prejudices around mental illness at AMAI TLP.

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Princesses looking for a story with a happy ending Princesses looking for a story with a happy ending

Mi princesa Rett Association

Princesses looking for a story with a happy ending.

Rett syndrome has no known cure. It is a rare disease which mainly affects the development and the nervous system of girls due to a problem in a gene on the X chromosome. At the Mi princesa Rett Association they seek to ensure the well-being of girls and fight to get research into new therapies and treatments.

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A place where all the country's dignity lies A place where all the country's dignity lies

Pato Amarillo Association

A place where all the country's dignity lies.

More than 35 families attend the Pato Amarillo association from Monday to Friday to pick up food and clothing. Thanks to Pilar and Yolanda's drive, the support of the volunteers and the generosity of donors, this association caters for over 2000 people a month, helping them to cover their basic needs as well as offering them companionship and affection.

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Creating a magical connection with children with cerebral palsy Creating a magical connection with children with cerebral palsy

Fundación Nido

Creating a magical connection with children with cerebral palsy.

Imagine that the only way of communicating with your child, or your sister, or with someone you love, is with a look, a gesture or a smile. At Fundación NIDO they know full well that connection and communication is not based on words alone. These people, from 3 to 52 years old, who go to their school or day center, or the 16 people living in their residence, know this too.

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How to mentally overcome the barriers of exclusion and crime How to mentally overcome the barriers of exclusion and crime

Asociación Altamar

How to mentally overcome the barriers of exclusion and crime.

Many families that are cared for at Altamar have one or several members of their family in prison or living with drug dependency issues. This center, which works with families living in social exclusion in the El Perchel and La Trinidad neighborhoods in Malaga, seeks to ensure that children escape the cycle of poverty and delinquency. Victoria Marín, known to everyone as Peque, has been the center's director since 2005.

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Providing companionship and affection to people who have been forgotten about Providing companionship and affection to people who have been forgotten about

Fundación Horizontes Abiertos

Providing companionship and affection to people who have been forgotten about.

“Having a home and someone that loves you can make all the difference between being on the margins of society or not”. These words from María, the co-founder of this foundation together with Father Garralda, are at the heart of the work that the workers and volunteers at Horizontes Abiertos carry out on a daily basis. Their contribution is to be present, to listen, to accompany the person in silence and to look into the eyes of people who believe they have lost everything.

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Looking at people with disabilities in a different way Looking at people with disabilities in a different way

Fundación Lukas

Looking at people with disabilities in a different way.

It is no small feat to have 6 adults with multiple severe disabilities living together in supervised accommodation. However, Fundación Lukas, created by Anne Marie and a group of friends who backed her idea, has managed to achieve this. The goal of this Dutch woman who has settled in Spain is to get society to see people with disabilities in a different way, or simply, to see them and accept that they are here.

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Combating loneliness Combating loneliness

Fundación grandes amigos

Combating loneliness.

Flowers before bread is the motto of Mercedes, who was responsible for creating the Grandes Amigos initiative. The goal of this Foundation is to offer companionship and affection to lonely people, above all the elderly, for whom receiving care and attention is more of a priority to them than having their basic needs met. Today, 850 of the Foundation's volunteers visit elderly people living alone and establish a friendly and affectionate relationship with them.

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Learning to live with neuromuscular diseases Learning to live with neuromuscular diseases

Fundación Ana Carolina Díez Mahou

Learning to live with neuromuscular diseases.

Javier and his wife Fátima formed this foundation to care for children with neuromuscular diseases and in particular for their son Javier, who has a mitochondrial disease. Only a few years later, more than 200 children are treated in their headquarters, together with their families, where they help the children improve their mobility and their interactions with their surroundings. In short, they learn about how to live.

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