housing for the masses: microbarrio san vicente de paul, 1912

Buenos Aires, Nueva Pompeya, Microbarrio San Vicente de Paul,1912

Social assistance in Argentina was not limited to private donations like that of Azucena Butteler. One important group did as much as all other organizations combined—the Catholic church. Under the guidance of the Unión Popular Católica Argentina, nationwide fundraising drives gave Catholic organizations lots of cash to assist the poor. The government highly valued their contribution, mainly administered by women’s groups.

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