Argentina

Hecho Club Social

Team Argentina is organised by Hecho Club Social, the street football subsidiary of Buenos Aires street paper Hecho.

HCS offers socially marginalised people the opportunity to practice sports and be part of a group three times a week, in an environment where diversity is encouraged and everyone is accepted. Their goals are for players to increase self-esteem, develop a sense of belonging, strengthen relationships, and recover a positive outlook in life.

Participants

Socially marginalised adult men and women, children, and young people

Locations

Buenos Aires

Homelessness Statistics

11,000,000
People live in poverty in Argentina
15,000
People are homeless every night in Buenos Aires
4,500
Children are homeless every night in Buenos Aires

The Argentine Catholic University estimates that 11 million people live in poverty in Argentina. An additional challenge is inflation – between 2007 and 2013, prices in Argentina climbed by 337.6%, with food and beverage prices increasing by 597% (MercoPress, 2013).