Natty Petrosino is now 82 years old (2021). For the last 52 years, she has dedicated herself to helping the poor, the sick and the destitute in Argentina and in other parts of the world. She was born in a Argentina to a German rural family. As a young woman, thanks to her extremely good look, she became a fashion model and even played in some movies in Buenos Aires. She married and had two sons. After a cancer surgery she changed her life completely and started helping all those in need in the streets and slums of Bahía Blanca, Argentina.
Nowadays, she still travels up to 4,500 miles a month in her country helping the poor, mainly in northern Argentina, in the province of Formosa, where she takes now care of the Wichi aborigines.
The Company GIRA Solidário was founded on January 26, 2002, at the initiative of Swiss publicist Stephan Hofmann, journalists Patrícia Nascimento and Moema Urquiza. It was born with the purpose of becoming a communication agency specialized in the rights of children and adolescents.
However, in the second year of activities, he expanded his work front and also started social projects for direct assistance and actions to mobilize society, with the objective of actively promoting and defending children's rights.
In 2006, the GIRA Solidário branch in Switzerland was founded as a non-profit association. The main objective of the that branch is to promote the work of GIRA Solidário Brasil, establish contacts with international organizations and mobilize resources in Europe for Brazil's programs and projects.
Gira Solidário - Promotion and Defense of Children and Adolescents is a Non-Governmental Organization, non-profit, certified as OSCIP (Civil Society Organization of Public Interest) that operates in Mato Grosso do Sul.
After the assassination of his daughter Maria Graziele, he decided to be a part of the fight against femicide.
I barley remembered Stephan, despite having been an important part of my life as a little girl, when, 20 and some years later, I have met him again at the funeral of my uncle. So, he re-entered into my life just enough time to accompany my marriage and then disappear again. Some years ago, I visited my aunty and learned that Stephan is living in Brazil for the last 15 years… We reconnected again, and this time for good. I learnt that he opened a company in Mato Grosso do Sul, and that, after having seen the "favelas", he changed his life! I admire his amazing commitment and work that he and his staff are doing.
Real love a mother would give...
"Amici di Adriana" is a solidarity project for Cape Verde that started in 2016 by the Tabanka non-profit association.
Adriana is a kind lady, always smiling, who, on the island of S. Nicolau, gathers fifteen children around her, from a few months to 14 years. They are not her children, but she treats them as if they were: a roof, a bed, clothes, food, hygiene, school, and recreation ... all a healthy child needs, and above all a lot of love.
But, Adriana lived in a house that was about to collapse...
...Tabanka onlus has restored the house thanks to the generous contribution of many friends.
Today, after five years of commitment and interventions, the house is modernized and enlarged, and it lacks only the tiles for the roof, everything else is well finished, bright, clean; the basis for a dignified life, where abandoned and orphaned children find a real family life again.
Lourdes and Marzio, the heart of the initiative, hope and wish for a little last help, to have the missing tiles on the roof as quick as possible. Last step to transform the house in a real home.
If you want to be a part of the family's final happiness ...
Scott Neeson is the Founder and Executive Director of Cambodian Children's Fund. Neeson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. At age 5, he and his family moved to Elizabeth, South Australia. Neeson dropped out of high school at the age of 16 and found employment with a drive-in cinema company. Neeson moved up the ladder to film promoter and then to film buyer, eventually becoming managing director of the distribution arm at 20th Century Fox Australia in 1986. Neeson emigrated to Los Angeles in 1993 to accept the role of Vice President of international marketing with 20th Century Fox. Neeson spent 10 years at 20th Century Fox, culminating in tenure as President of 20th Century Fox International.
At "The ONE' Award ceremony. Scott was one of the 4 finalists
Krishnan was an award-winning chef with Taj Hotels, Bangalore and was short-listed for an elite job in Switzerland. After witnessing a distressing incident in 2002, he quit his job and began feeding the homeless and mentally disabled in his hometown.
Krishnan founded the Akshaya Trust organization in 2003, which helps to feed the homeless and mentally-disabled in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. He serves breakfast, lunch and dinner to 425 indigent and elderly people in Madurai.
He also provides haircuts and shaves to give dignity to those he serves. He was selected as one of the Top 10 in "CNN heroes 2010" list.
At "The ONE' Award ceremony. Narayanan was one of the 4 finalists