For some time Marcia has lived with her daughter in the Garrahan House of the "Dr. Juan Pedro Garrahan Pediatric Hospital Foundation" in Buenos Aires. There, she is a daily witness to the affection with which its employees attend and support the patients and relatives who temporarily make this their home.
The Garrahan House shelters, feeds, and attends to the needs of sick children and their mothers -or caretakers. It is a home for patients from rural Argentina, who do not have the resources or social coverage to pay for their expenses, while they perform outpatient medical treatments or await diagnoses of complex diseases. This important social work, one of the most loved and valued by Argentine families, is sustained thanks to the contribution of sponsors and collaborators, among which is the Enel Group.
On the occasion of Enel Generación Costanera’s last anniversary, and its philosophy that seeks to open energy to more people, the company carried out solidarity actions in this hospital center, which mainly involved the optimization of energy in the building.
Light in seeking health
Today Marcia was met with a surprise when she got up. Like every morning, she went to the kitchen to serve breakfast to her daughter, and she found a lot of people working there. They were the volunteers from Enel Generación and Central Costanera, who came there to renew the energy of the building by replacing the fluorescent lights with LED lighting. They removed the deteriorated lamps and changed and adapted the new lighting. The result: a drop in the temperature and consumption of electricity throughout the building, in addition to a substantial improvement in the light output per square meter.
"What we are doing is for the children. We are all parents and you put yourself in the shoes of these parents who have their children in the hospital," said Lucio Vázquez, Enel Generación Costaner volunteer.
The Garrahan House is full of stories of love and struggle. Being there, transmits the feeling of being in your own home. Today, Marcia and many Argentine families can benefit from this new lighting; a necessary energy that will illuminate new hopes and will lead to a better recovery of health for the children of Argentina.