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During 2022 we accompanied

1200 families

Our programs

Our programs are mainly aimed to:
Ensure the adequate nutrition and comprehensive development of children from 0 to 5 years old.
Accompany, train and empower women and mothers since their pregnancy onwards.
Strengthen families and communities.
The families that participate in Haciendo Camino’s programs receive personalized assistance that allows them to identify risk factors affecting their children, as well as strengths and family resources that can be mobilized in order to achieve their objectives. The integral approach of our programs guides the planning interventions to co-create effective solutions that respond to the problems that affect families in situations of social vulnerability within Santiago del Estero and Chaco.

Family Child Development Program

Family Child Development Program

We work on malnutrition diagnosis and prevention as well as nutritional recovery of children aged 0 to 5 years old. We follow the CONIN methodology, which sets forth a comprehensive approach to the social problems leading to malnutrition.

We have interdisciplinary teams of professionals specialized in pediatrics, nutrition, and early stimulation, as well as social workers, professors of trades and skills, health educators and kindergarten teachers, offering treatment, care and support to mothers and children.

Mothers participate weekly in health education talks and training workshops in trades.

Kids receive nutritional control and early stimulation, and participate in recreational and educational activities in our kindergarten rooms. Nutritional and social surveys are carried out in kindergartens, dining sectors, and rural areas in all surrounding areas in order to detect and identify children that require treatment.

Treated children are given milk which is often individually specialized to include necessary vitamins according to each child’s nutritional requirements.

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Pregnancy

Pregnancy Program

We accompany pregnant women living in social risk conditions, and promote the care and development of mother-child relations from pregnancy. Pregnant women are monitored by professionals and participate in maternity preparation talks. In addition, the Centers organize workshops where pregnant women make clothes, toys, or accessories for their babies.
Preemptive activities during pregnancy significantly decrease the risk of low birthweight babies, prevent malnutrition and illnesses caused by lack of knowledge, and avoid social complications stemming from the failure to establish the mother-child bond.

Trade Skills

Trade Skills Program

We offer mothers in vulnerable families training courses which involve crafts, sewing, weaving, knitting, gastronomy, carpentry, iron works and hairdressing. Additionally, the association seeks to train mothers as entrepreneurs and partner with them in the marketing of their products, so that these trades can become the means of self-support for their homes.
Likewise, these mothers participate in health education, and their children under 5 years of age, receive periodic nutritional checks.

homes

homes Program

"Refugio Madre Teresa de Calcuta"

We have a transit home in the city of Añatuya, which houses children between 0 and 18 years who are in various situations of social risk. Here, necessities such as food, clothing, housing, education, health, and recreational play are covered for children. The home also has school support classes, organized recreational workshops, trips, and pedagogical proposals so that children can display their natural talents.

"Casa de mothers"

In the city of Añatuya we also have a house designated for mothers and their children who have had to leave their homes due to various situations of violence or high social risk.

Health

Health Program

A group of volunteer doctors travels regularly to our Centers in order to take preemptive and recovery action through the early detection of diseases, the proper treatment and the promotion of healthy habits. Several specialists in medicine, pediatrics, gynecology, otorhinolaryngology, traumatology, family medicine and ophthalmology offer medical assistance and teaching.

ALLIANCE "EL IMPENETRABLE"

In coordination with Cuerpo&Alma, Monte Adentro and Aéreo, this project, which began in 2021, seeks to achieve the comprehensive sustainable development of rural communities in “El Impenetrable”, Chaco province, (“Misión Nueva Pompeya” and the rural areas “Güemes”, “Pozo del Toba”, “Laguna Araujo” and “Nueva Población”), promoting and accompanying programs in four priority axes: education, health, training for work with an entrepreneurial imprint and community strengthening.

From Haciendo Camino, we intermediate with our Family Child Development and Trades Programs.

With the aim to prevent and eradicate child desnutrition, a nutritionist from our team helds nutritional attentions, alimentary counseling, pregnancy follow up and health training workshops for mothers in the communities.

As regards the Trades Program, once a week two types of workshops are held: cooking and sewing for women, with the objective of strengthening ties and providing practical training and support, so that they can undertake enterprises with the capacity to generate income and improve their lives.

For its part, Cuerpo&Alma makes monthly trips using doctors from different specialties to provide care in each of the places and coordinates an annual campaign in which more doctors and surgical specialties are added.

Monte Adentro provides school support classes and sports spaces aimed at children and teenagers in the communities.

Aéreo association deals with the monthly transfer of doctors to the Impenetrable and patients who need referrals.

Together, the four organizations worked towards community strengthening. We have a local coordinator and two family operators who visit homes in order to generate bonds, relieve needs and accompany families towards their own management of problem solving and development of local projects.