The city of Mar del Plata has the highest number of children living without family care in Argentina. In the Aldeas Infantiles family homes, 54 children receive the care, stability and conditions they need for their full development.
Argentina is the second largest country in South America after Brazil, and the country with the largest Spanish-speaking population. This federal republic has the highest Human Development Index (HDI) in Latin America and is considered a power in the region. Descendants of Spanish and Italian emigrants make up most of the population. The national dance, tango, was born in the streets of its capital, Buenos Aires. Currently, a total of 25,210 people benefit from the programs financed by Fundación MAPFRE in Argentina.
Thanks to a Community Center created by the Asociación de Cultura F.C. de Jesús María, today the locals of Alianza, one of the most impoverished neighborhoods in Tres Isletas, have the opportunity to escape the cycle of poverty.
The best environment for a child to grow up in is within the family, but sometimes it is necessary to remove children from situations in which they are at risk The association Mensajeros de la Paz (Peace Messengers) provides a home in Buenos Aires, Argentina for children without one of their own.