Since its creation, the Nuria Garcia Foundation has been partnering with local NGOs in Africa, Asia and Europe on fighting poverty by providing free health care, quality education, and vocational training to the locals. Their mission is to help lift under privilege societies by targeting women and children by educating them with means of sustainable living to be self-reliant. The Nuria García Foundation works with like-minded organisations around the world on projects that bring lasting benefits to underprivileged women and children. It is active in the following areas:
- healthcare: pre-natal and paediatric assistance, providing vaccines, antibiotics and incubators etc
- disease prevention: adoption of hygiene practices, improving breastfeeding practices and providing insecticide-treated nets
- improving access to drinking water: creation of clean water wells and improved sanitation
- fighting malnutrition: food shipments, micronutrient supplements and nutritional assistance for children
- providing humanitarian assistance to emergency zones after natural disasters.
Project in 2018
This year, another partnership has been established to help a Nuria Garcia Foundation project in Africa. In the poverty stricken province of Gambassa, Guinea Bissau, TFWA Care will fund the reconstruction of an old health centre called Casa de la Infancia run by a local association, Association SILO. In this rural area where health care is almost nonexistent, Casa de la Infancia will serves multi-purpose to its local population. Besides being a source of basic medical and maternity care, Casa de la Infancia is also used as a classroom to provide free vocational training to teach the locals on better hygiene, how to fight disease and malnutrition and sustainable gardening during off patient hours.
Casa de la Infancia before reconstruction in a state of ruin.
The interior of Casa de la Infancia with outdated and broken furnitures.
Restoration of Casa de la Infancia.
Construction on the way of Casa de la Infancia.
Newly reconstructed Casa de la Infancia with dual purpose as a health clinic and training centre.
Exterior of the newly constructed Casa de la Infancia.
The doors of Casa de la Infancia are open to locals in need of health care.
Casa de la Infancia prioritizes women and children with special nutrition program and training.
Restoration at Casa de la Infancia
Happy children at Casa de la Infancia
The TFWA Care donation will help many women finally receive the proper maternity care and basic health care for their children. In addition, the aid will also employ locals to work at Casa de la Infancia and help the economy at a macro level. Overall, the partnership will contribute to eliminate rural poverty and improve community health. Progress may have been slow in Gambassa but with the proper health care and education on how to be self-reliant thanks to TFWA Care, each step taken will make a difference as the province move forward.
Child health care is the primary objective of the Nuria Garcia Foundation
Health checks that take place in the surrounding villages.
The children that suffer from severe malnutrition will be treated in the clinic with their mother.
Proper health care provided by the Nuria Garcia Foundation with Association SILO.
Child care at Casa de la Infancia
Health ckeck has been provided
Stunt in child growth is widespread in rural Africa
Maternal and child health care is now accessible
Local staff training
Casa de la Infancia is now operational
Happy faces at Casa de la Infancia
Making a difference at an early start