International
Benito Baranda
Executive President
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Benito Baranda

When I began studying psychology at university in 1977 I was lucky enough to have met Lorena. After two years of friendship we became a couple. We met people who had been excluded by society and from then on our outlook on life changed. Today we share our lives with our children. Another wonderful gift! I spent over 20 years at the charity Hogar de Cristo and with other organizations for social justice. Now I make my home at America Solidaria. I am dedicated to the collective job of making this grand dream of integration and equality in the Americas a reality.

International
Sebastián Zulueta
Executive Director
International
Sebastián Zulueta

I am happily married to Ignacia and am the father of Simon, Valentin, Teodoro and Horacio. I am a vegetarian, enjoy cycling and love poetry. I studied business and have a master’s degree in sociology from the Universidad Católica de Chile. I am a member of two boards; President of the parents association at the Alter Ego Foundation; and Secretary for my neighborhood organization. I find peace in small victories every day. The people at America Solidaria inspire me and teach me that when working together solidarity is not a scarce resource but a chain reaction. This fills me with happiness.

International
Gloria Farfán
Board and Executive Directorate Coordinator
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Gloria Farfán

My name is Gloria Farfan, I came to America Solidaria after leaving the charity Hogar de Cristo which had been my home for many years. While working there I witnessed the most difficult aspects of poverty. Working with the poor made me realize that my own personal efforts can help those in need.  If you want to find me outside of the office, you can look for me on any dance floor where they are playing salsa or the tango, glued to a book, in a theater or anywhere there is art.

International
Verona Rodríguez
Coordinator of technical equipment and technical adviser familiar economic development
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Verona Rodríguez

(Español) -Perfil en progreso-

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Sebastián Quiroga
Donor Program Coordinator
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Sebastián Quiroga

Hey! I am Sebastian Quiroga and I have a degree in business from the Universidad del Desarrollo. In my final year of school I implemented an innovation project at the Padre Hurtado Hospital. It was there that I learned the importance of working with communities to bring about change and improve the lives of the poor. Today I work to keep America Solidaria up and running. I answer to our donors. I enjoy cooking, telling stories and above all else I like to be happy.