Help Argentina: Women’s Microenterprises and HIV/AIDS Education

Help Argentina is an NGO that has as its goal to strengthen non-profits that work for social change; they aim to increase confidence in the public sector and to promote a culture of giving among Argentines. We will visit two of their organizations: Nuestras Huellas, which promotes women’s microenterprises and helps to finance community banks in vulnerable neighborhoods and Fundacion Huesped, which responds to AIDS/HIV and the challenges of improving information, education and prevention access, expand public support and educate health professionals while preventing discrimination.

Academic Objectives:

1. To understand the gendered issues related to the role of women in economic development

2. To see the impact of HIV/AIDS and the community response using a gendered lens

3. To attempt to determine the gendered differences in NGO organizations