7 years ago we set out to create programs that would bridge the gap between business and the children
and youth and of both, a given region and were abandoned, abused, and lived in poverty.
Now in 2019 we’ve ‘broken ground’ right here in Mendoza, Argentina. I’m Mariagrazia Lauricella, the
founder of Humanity Del Sol, Inc. a USA Federally accredited 501 c(3) Non-profit Organization.
In February of 2012 I was invited by the founder of a children’s home in San Roque, Mendoza, Dr. Charles
Travis. Invited to meet the children of the Quinta Betel children’s home, I was to explore all
options in which I could lend support through my art and tourism background.
You see, Quinta Betel and 8 others like it, is a home where children are taken from the state
away from their high trauma situation. The children in this home and others like it are then
left there by choice of the child’s family.