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Part of the recreation living space in Montegudo.
View of Parque Patricio, 1928, present day Monteagudo is located on the right side of the chimneys.
Hector Piñol, age 75, He was out on the street before coming to live into the community . He lived in Monteagudo for 6 years. He passed away in 2014.
Bath and lavatory
Man eating bread inside one of the dormitory rooms.
Small gadgets and posters held on the wall.
Eduardo Castro, 32 years old, he is the head cook in Monteagudo and has been working there for the last two years. Previously, he worked in ONG in the south of Buenos Aires, helping kids on the street. He is not involved in drugs
Horacio Diaz, 53 years old, he is a helper and cook in Monteagudo. He has been involved in drugs as cocaine and paco since he was 16 years old. He has been working in Monteagudo since he was 6 years old. He is now in therapy for his addiction.
Men’s Dormitory in Monteagudo , 2016.
Man walking into the dormitory. He has lived in Monteagudo for 7 years. He did not want to reveal his face or name.
Gustavo Pereyra(left) 22 years and Leo Pereyra (right) 21 years old, are two brothers who work on the street selling light drugs in the “bidonville.”* For the last 1.5 years, Monteagudo provided them with food and mental health services. *Argentinian for “slum.”
Alberto Maria Sirica, 54 years old lives in Monteagudo for the past 6 years. He suffered a severe burn and he cannot provide for himself. He used to work in leather fabrics in the popular working area called “Boca”. It was there that he was injured.
A man holding his friend’s ID paper, after that someone steal his belongings.