The objective of the project “ PLAN OF POPULATION REDISTRIBUTION FOR FAMILIES FROM URBAN MARGINAL NEIGHBORHOODS: CONSTRUCTION OF SELF SUSTAINABLE RURAL PRODUCTIVE COMMUNITIES” is to construct a self sustainable, productive rural community with the families from “slums” around the city of Córdoba, Argentina.
Previous community work in the most poor neighborhoods of the City, have shown that families would like to go or return back to life in the countryside, and have shown the possibilities of living in the countryside to leave the vicious cycle they encounter in these urban settlements (addictions, crime, institutional violence, lack of public services, etc). Families begin gradually creating a new perspective of a dignified life through coexistence in a rural environment. With access to health services and education, families can create a productive self sustainable community, emphasizing the need for tools and the necessary roads for their personal and family development and also collaborating with a better distribution of the population.
The project works with young families with children, who live in urban marginal settlements in precarious situations, but also with other people in other actualities. While the children have access to recreational activities, sporty and educational, their parents can strengthen or develop their skills in a healthy environment and continuous contact with nature, in an environment that incorporates them.
The families become part of social community that has a considerable difference to the circumstances or their actual life . A rural, agricultural, sustainable and organic environment is the developmental goal. And we are part of a growing ecovillage in Villa Albbertina, a very small village with a population of 71 people. Together with another families, we create a community garden, a sistem of garbage recycling and different channels of cooperation and education for a sustainable and resilient ways of living.
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