Nalbandian, Gonzalez Join Un Techo Para Mi Pais In Fight Against Poverty
by ATP Staff|
$100,000 raised to help millions living in extreme poverty in Latin America
David Nalbandian, Fernando Gonzalez and Nicolas Lapentti joined WTA stars Paolo Suarez and Gisela Dulko at the third edition of BreakPoint, an event created by Un Techo para mi País (TECHO), a non‐profit organisation that works to eradicate the extreme poverty that affects over 80 million people in Latin America.
The reception and dinner was held Tuesday night at Novecento, a fashionable venue in downtown Miami. Amongst the auction prizes was racquets signed by Rafael Nadal, Nalbandian and Gonzalez.
Lapentti said, "There is always good people willing to help and lend a hand. It is a long road ahead, but helping everything is possible."
TECHO ambassador Guillermo Canas added, "To see all of these young people united to attain a change is inspiring and it motives me to have the same energy that they have, and the willingness to want to change this reality. With your support we can help expose the reality in which more than 170 million families across Latin America are living in."
Over 280 guests attended the event and the funds raised will be used to build 55 transitional houses across Latin America.
About Un Techo para mi País
Through the construction of transitional houses, TECHO works with families living in extreme poverty in 19 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, in a social inclusion process that allows them to develop as a sustainable community. For more information about TECHO's efforts to eradicate poverty in Latin America, visit www.untecho.org.