Luz del Alma was CDUK's very first project in a shanty town 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.
Waiting with his mug for the soup kitchen to open.
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 & below some of the volunteers who provide the service in their community.
CDUK built a homework and sewing room with a computer so that the shanty children could do their homework - and their parents could learn a trade.
We built a store room 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.
Below a map of the shanty towns around the city of Quilmes in 2007. CDUK worked in Villa Lujan, El Monte, El Materadero