Context: Las Tunas is a highly impoverished neighborhood outside of Buenos Aires. Many of its residents are undocumented and live in extreme conditions of poverty in precarious houses. The problems facing the residents of Las Tunas include high school dropout (50%), unemployment, malnutrition and high rates of adolescent pregnancies. With few spaces or activities for them, young people hang out on street corners, plazas and along the public road, exposing them to drug use and violence.
Organization: Fundación Nordelta was founded in 2002, the organization’s mission is to improve the quality of life of the residents of Las Tunas in four areas: Health, Education, Community Development and Employment. The Foundation on average reaches over 4,000 people annually.
Current Grant: EMpower’s third grant to Fundación Nordelta provides 80 youth with life skills, sports, employability workshops, and a recreational space to increase their skills and future prospects.