As we approach the launching of the “Reciclando Hogares” (“Recycling Homes”), we are delighted to be adding suppliers to our list of supporters! Amongst the first of these is the Argentine steel company, Acindar Grupo ArcelorMittal. A major advocate of Argentine industry since its founding, the company is responsible for manufacturing the many essential steel products that make up our country, from the smallest nail to the strongest beam.
We have been very lucky to count Acindar Grupo ArcelorMittal as a friend of HPHA, having hosted their enthusiastic corporate brigades in our communities regularly over the course of the past 4 years. And Fundación ArcelorMittal International has supported our work through donations to a number of different HPHA projects, including the purchase of the lot for the first Recycling homes project in La Boca. In addition, last year the company sponsored an HPHA Global Village brigade, made up of employees from Mexico, Costa Rica, India, Colombia and Argentina, for their corporate Solidarity Holiday program.
The relationship between Habitat Argentina and Acindar Grupo ArcelorMittal has been reinforced through the latter’s commitment to the “Recycling Homes” project. The company has shown its support and faith in our initiative by contributing all of the steel and iron materials needed for the new building! The result will provide local families with access to a safe, adequate house in line with fair rental conditions. With the help of important donors like Acindar Grupo ArcelorMittal, we believe this project will be an important contribution to a livable and sustainable Buenos Aires and will change the face of urban housing solutions for low-income families, in La Boca and beyond.