Aleimar in the world
Aleimar has projects in 13 countries.
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Aleimar has been present since 1993 in the cities of Abomey, Boukoume, Condji-Lokossa, Cotonou, Kpossegan, Natitingou, Perma, Tanguieta and Toucountouna. Benin is one of the poorest countries in West Africa and ranks 167th on a scale of 189 countries for Human Development Index. The territory is devoid of raw materials; its economy is being based on subsistence agriculture, cotton cultivation, export and small regional trade. The climate and the poor sanitary conditions in which the population lives favour the spread of numerous diseases such as malaria, yellow fever and hepatitis. Malaria and HIV are still widespread. The state of malnutrition in which the inhabitants of many rural villages are forced to live reaches very serious levels and affects children more. The mortality linked to childbirth is still very high, affecting both women and new-borns in equal measure. Aleimar is especially committed to the defense of the most vulnerable population: children orphaned, abandoned or from extremely poor families who cannot provide for their children.
In Benin we have been recognized as a local NGO since 2004.
Aleimar ha been present in Brazil, in the city of Manaus, since 1985. Brazil is the largest country in Latin America and the fifth among the largest countries in the world and is ranked 79th in a scale of 186 countries by Index of Human Development. After the serious economic crisis of the 80s it has recorded a steady growth. Thanks to a policy aimed at strengthening education, the rate of schooling has gradually improved markedly, and today stands at 95%. Despite the slow but progressive growth, 3.7% of the population still lives below the poverty line. The most affected area is mainly represented by the north of the country, where many people survive in tin barracks. Aleimar is engaged in Brazil in initiatives to defend the weakest sections of society, especially children, coming from very poor families in situations of serious family and social hardship.
In 2011, Aleimar Brazil NGO was founded in Manaus, located within the "CSELA" (Lago do Aleixo Educational Social Centre).
Aleimar has been present in Colombia in the city of Bogotà since 1994 with educational and defense projects for minors, and environmental and land protection. Colombia, a state in the north-west region of South America, is ranked 95th on a scale of 186 countries by the Human Development Index. The national conflict, which has been opposing government forces and groups of guerrillas for over fifty years, generates a large number of displaced people every year, forced to move from their own land. Many of them migrate to large cities and Bogotà has always been the chosen destination. The city has about 8 million inhabitants, located at 2,600 meters above sea level and has a very harsh climate. The constant migratory flow has led to the accelerated development of slums composed of poor and abusive homes without drinking water, sanitation, heating, sewers, roads and services. The redemption opportunities for these people are very limited, most of them living in extreme poverty with very little hope of change.
Aleimar is present in the city of Lubumbashi in the Congo and in the territory of Kipushi 30 km from the city, since 1994. In recent history wars and dictatorships have prevented this country to develop and address their social and economic problems. Although the Congo is one of the countries with the highest rates of natural wealth in the world, it is estimated that 63% of the population lives below the international poverty line, which amounts to $ 1.25 per day. Social insecurity, lack of services and infrastructures, poverty and malnutrition, place the country in 176th place for the Human Development Index, which is the lowest standard of living in the world.
Aleimar is present in Congo with projects to protect minors and the weakest sections of society, to try to guarantee them fundamental rights such as food, health, education, work, housing, the right to play and 'identity.
Eritrea is a country on the Horn of Africa overlooking the Red Sea and has a very ancient history: it was an Italian colony and fought an independence war that lasted 30 years and ended only 26 years ago. The country has just over 4 million inhabitants divided into half Christians and half Muslims. All young people, once they have reached the age of majority, are forced to carry out their military or national service for a long time and have no freedom to build a future autonomously, nor to contribute to the development of the country. Eritrea is a very poor country: it occupies the 179th (out of 189) place on the scale of the Human Development Index and is among the countries in the world with the highest global hunger index: more than 60% of its inhabitants are adequately fed. Its economy is based on subsistence farming and pastoralism. 80% of the population live in rural villages, less than 60% have available drinking water and only 16% have sanitary facilities. Average income is less than 2 euros per day. Aleimar has been present in the country since 2014 and is committed to supporting development activities in rural villages in favour of children and women living in conditions of serious economic and social hardship with the aim of improving the quality of life and providing for their essential needs.
Aleimar has been present in India, in the cities of Mumbai and Nagercoil, since 1996. India is the second most populated country on the planet: the estimated population is about 1.28 billion people. Although the country's economy ranks among the fastest growing on a world scale, there is a massive slice of rural population still poor and illiterate. India is in fact ranked 131th on a scale of 189 countries for Human Development Index. Over the last few decades, population migration to large cities, such as Mumbai and New Delhi, has led to an increase in slums: overcrowded slums, consisting of poor and abusive homes without drinking water, toilets, sewers, roads and services. Poor sanitation, overpopulation, lack of health services and malnutrition, give rise to infectious and epidemic diseases such as typhus, cholera, tuberculosis, HIV and leprosy that carry thousands of victims every year.
Aleimar operates in this context with projects to protect the weakest sections of the population: education and training of minors, social support and empowerment of women.
Alongside the projects carried out abroad, we have always carried out awareness-raising and training activities in Italy on the theme of international cooperation and in the field of global citizenship education (ECM) in schools and community centres. In 2007 we set up the Tuendelee Foundation which today directly manages projects aimed at children and families in difficulty, Italian and foreign, living in Lombardy.
Italy ranks 26th on a scale of 189 countries for Human Development Index.
LEBANONAleimar has been present in Lebanon since 2007 and since 2011 has started a project in favor of disadvantaged and marginalized families in the Damour area, south of Beirut. In Lebanon religious affiliation indicates ethnic origin; in the territory, there are about twenty religious confessions that reflect a great variety of people. The history of Lebanon is marked by large emigrations and by as many immigrations of people belonging to neighbouring areas. Recently, aid has been intensified towards Iranian refugees and above all Syrians who, for political or humanitarian reasons, have left their country taking refuge in Lebanon. This situation has imposed a path of forced social integration that, when it fails, generates deep divisions in the population. The situation of political and social instability is directly reflected in the quality of life of the population: 28.6% live, or survive, below the poverty line and Lebanon occupies the 76th position on a scale of 189 countries per Development Index Human (ISU).
Aleimar is present in Malawi, in the district of Mangochi, since 2014 with projects aimed at protecting the rights of minors and the weakest sections of the population, aimed at improving the living and health conditions of the population and ensuring greater economic self-sufficiency. Despite the wealth of its natural resources, Malawi is at the 170th place on the scale that indicates the Human Development Index and is one of the poorest countries in Africa. Among the main causes of death we find diseases such as HIV / AIDS, which affect above all the age group that goes from 20 to 40 years and that usually characterizes the slice of productive population of the country. The spread of diseases such as malaria, typhoid fever and dysentery, contribute to increasing the mortality rate in the country. There is also a high rate of illiteracy, which is one of the main factors of underdevelopment in the country. Children are the most vulnerable group in society: they are often neglected, exploited and forced to work without having the opportunity to attend school.
Aleimar has been present in Palestine since 1988, with projects in Bethlehem and neighbouring villages. The current political situation combined with the conditions of instability and isolation in which many people live due to cultural and religious subordination generate serious repercussions on the social and economic conditions of many families, as well as on their psychological and emotional well-being. Palestine ranks 114th in a scale of 189 countries for Human Development Index. Many children do not find safe and suitable places for their growth within the family and in public institutions. In the face of all this, Aleimar is committed to supporting the country mainly through distance support projects, in order to improve the living conditions of children and to help families cope with economic and social difficulties.
Aleimar has been present in Ghana since 2018, in a small village called Kwamoso in the district of Akuapem, in the South East of the country.
Ghana is classified at an intermediate economic level and, according to data provided by the World Bank, ranks 139th on a scale of 189 countries per Human Development Index. Well endowed with natural resources, Ghana has more than double the per capita exports of the poorest countries in West Africa, but the better situation of this country compared to others of the African continent makes the gap between those who live with dignity and has even more serious. access to resources compared to the poorest classes or to the most fragile categories of children. In Ghana, Aleimar is committed to combating the social exclusion of disabled children and improving their living conditions.
Ethiopia's per capita GDP is one of the lowest in the world; agricultural productivity is low and this is caused by frequent droughts. Population growth, migration and urbanization have made it increasingly difficult and complex to provide people with traditional basic services such as education and health services. Ethiopia ranks at 174th position, on a scale of 189 countries, as far as the Human Development Index is concerned. Furthermore, violence and sexual abuse are a frequent phenomenon in this country. Aleimar together with Il Sole Onlus and the local organization Integrated Family Service Organization (IFSO), engages in the capital Addis Ababa and in the village of Gubrye, located in the Gurage area, carrying out activities to support abused minors and their families. In the village of Gubrye, in southern Ethiopia, training, socialization, recreation and literacy activities are offered to the population managed by the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians that Aleimar supports.
We are present in Kenya since 2018. Kenya is a State of East Africa and is in 146th place in the Human Development Index (out of 189 countries). Its economy, after a period of prosperity, fell into a deep crisis and worsened during the last years of the Moi dictatorship. Today Kenya has a strong inequality in the distribution of income and about 50% of the population lives below the poverty level. The economy of the town is based on the agricultural cultivation of coffee, tea and pyrethrum (a plant used for insecticides and pesticides) in the plateau and oil palm and coconut plantations on the coast. All these products are then exported abroad. An important contribution to the economy is also given by tourism and the breeding of sheep and goats.