El Desafio Foundation is a NGO based in Rosario, Argentina & The Netherlands. We challenge poverty and social exclusion in Argentina by investing in innovative social programs, creating public spaces that bring people together & training our future leaders.

Mission & Vision

Our mission is to create an inclusive society in Argentina with equal opportunities of development, by fighting the roots of poverty and promoting civic participation. Read more

Our History

They said we were dreamers, that it couldn’t be done. We have come a long way, but look at us now. In 2015 we will celebrate El Desafio Foundation’s 10th anniversary. And we will go for more! Thanks to the talented and brave people who already accepted the challenge to make the social change. Read more

Our Team

El Desafío Foundation started as a small NGO, forming a group of brave people of different ages and backgrounds. Today we work with a big group of volunteers all around the world. Every day these people give us their full effort and support. We believe in the power of diversity. Meet our team! Read more

Our Founders

Mario Raimondi & Jorn Wemmenhove founded NGO El Desafío Foundation in 2001 at a young age. It all started with small ideas that are nowadays creating big social changes in the city of Rosario. In 2013 Mario Raimondi won the ‘Premio Abanderados’, a well known social award in Argentina. A proud moment for our NGO! Read the story of Mario & Jorn here. Read more

Management Team of El Desafio Foundation

Mario Raimondi

Co-Founder & Executive Director

Jorn Wemmenhove

Co-Founder & Creative Director

Luz Amuchastegui

Program Director

Meet our team in Argentina