Luz del Alma was CDUK’s very first project in a shantytown in Quilmes on the outskirts of Buenos Aires. Ros, our chairman, was asked by a social worker to help this project and this was how Compassion Direct UK began.
An ancient building was being used as a soup kitchen to feed at least 130 children twice a day.
Here you see the building with new security gates fitted by CDUK and below some of the volunteers who provide the service in their community.
CDUK built a homework and sewing room with a computer so the children could do their homework and their parents could learn a trade.
CDUK also built a storeroom to keep safe the large sacks of dried foods that were donated by Caritas that previously got spoiled or stolen, and we set up a local group to take over the support of this valuable resource for the community.