Our project Manos Abiertas is being implemented!
The Shelter Home Madre de la Ternura (Mother of Tenderness) of the Manos Abiertas (Open Arms) Foundation in Mar del Plata (address: calle Corrientes 3264) offers shelter and protection to mothers and little children in fragile situations. The house in which the shelter is established is owned by the Manos Abiertas Foundation. It is located three blocks from the Maternal and Children’s Hospital, which facilitates medical care for the mothers and their children. The surface area of the house is 325 m² and is more than 60 years old. It has a kitchen-refectory, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a living room, a storage room, a laundry room, a covered arcade and a courtyard. The roof is made of fibre-cement and metal plates. Due to ageing of the materials the roof is deteriorated, causing water leaks in the house. On the other hand, there are plans to expand the facilities, in order to be able to attend more mothers in a vulnerable situation. Therefore, the proposition of the project is the reparation of the roof and a stone construction.