IN ARGENTINA & PORTUGAL
Population: 44 Millionen
Member union: AGA (Asociacion De Iglesias Bautistas Germano-Argentinas)
Areas of work
Children at risk | 26
Church development | 8 Campacity building | 1
In Latin America, many children live on the streets either partially or completely. Drug trade, crime, and sexual abuse – these are the biggest dangers for them. In Argentina and Brazil, thousands of them are involved in child labor. The majority of these children are poor and the majority of the poor are children.
The most common reason for the children being neglected and the parents not being able to care for them are bad family circumstances for example the parents are drug or alcohol addicts or the mothers do not want their children and therefore abandon them, or poverty in general. There are many reasons for children to end up in a children’s home. Only few of them are orphans.
The neglected, abandoned, and abused children find refuge and a home in a children’s home supported by EBM INTERNATIONAL. They all have to cope with heavy deficits. Without any help, they would not stand a chance in life.
In children’s homes, these children get everything they need for their development as well as their heart and their soul. This includes an invitation to faith in God. It is so important to let them know that they are loved and accepted.
„Our“ children’s homes are:
Children’s home „Norberto F. Haase” in Alem/Argentina
Children’s home in Porto/Portugal
The children’s home in Argentina is designed for a group of up to ten children in a house with their house parents or a housemother. On the premises are playgrounds, administration buildings, kitchens etc. The standards for the children’s homes there are similar to the ones in Germany. They need social education worker, child psychologists, doctors, chefs, and of course house parents. The range of the staff qualification is quite big and therefore expensive.
We are always excited to hear news from the homes and the about positive developments in the lives of the children.
You can help these children by starting a sponsorship for families or individual children or you can support our children’s homes directly.