We Strive for a Childhood with Happiness and Hope

Who We Are

We are a nonprofit, civil society organization that works with youth living in socially marginalized and extremely impoverished areas of Argentina. We carry out a number of programs and activities with the goal of providing for the healthy development, happiness, and a hopeful future for the children we work closely with.

 The official statitics are that 60 percent of the children in Argentina live under the poverty line. We work regularly with youth living in poverty providing recreational, educational and social activities as well as food, clothing and supplies.

 Our N.G.O. has the legal status of a civil association of national remit.

Where We Work

We work collaboratively with community centers and soup kitchens in the city of Buenos Aires and its suburbs. We also work in the Guaraní indigenous village of Perutí in the province of Misiones.

City of Buenos Aires
Los Angelitos Soup Kitchen, Ciudad Oculta / Ejército Celestial Community Center, Ciudad Oculta / Horas Felices Soup Kitchen, Ciudad Oculta.

Greater Buenos Aires
Tren de Chocolate Community Center, Laferrere.

Province of Misiones
Perutí Village, El Alcázar

Partnerships

We would like to THANK the institutions, organizations and individual listed below for their continued support to our organization.

 Individuals:

Hank & Dana Jones, Larry & Mary Masterson, Pauline Kleef & SNS Bank, Donald Brewer - Unificare, Isla Haigh, Chris Ford, Silvina Hosalek and Family. Por su compromiso....

Institutions & Organizations:

Road 2 Argentina, Middlebury College, Ecole Polytechnique, COPA - Institute for Study Abroad, Bulter University, ECELA - Escuela y Centro de Español en Latinoamérica, IBERO Spanish School, EBS - European Business School London, Volunteer Latin America, Expanish, EVS European volunteer service.

 A very special thank you to www.estudioqu.com for creating our last version of L.I.F.E. website.

Funding

L.I.F.E. Argentina has the unique distinction of having no paid staff, which means that all of our programs, projects and activities are carried out completely by volunteers.

 We presently finance ourselves through small donations from current and former volunteers and various collaborators, fundraising campaigns, and special donations from members of the Executive Comittee. We also receive generous material and food donations from private companies.