Mensajeros de la Paz is a non-governmental organization declared of public interest and with national and international scope. It was founded by Father Angel García Rodríguez in Spain in 1962. In its beginnings, Mensajeros de la Paz created homes to receive girls, boys and and youths without a family or abandoned, giving them the closest to a family. As time goes by, it expanded its activities to other unprotected social areas: women suffering gender violence, people with disabilities and elderly people who lived alone, were abandoned or lived in indigence. Over the years, and considering broad unsatisfied social demands in other countries, the organization expanded its task, implementing projects and programs in over 50 countries: Afghanistán, Angola, Algeria, Belgium, Benín, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ivory Coast, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopía, Guatemala, Equatorial Guinea Ecuatoria, Haiti, Holland, Honduras, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Lebanon, and other countries and territories.
Mensajeros de la Paz arrived to Argentina by the end of 2001, in the middle of a social and economic crisis. In this context and alarmed by the serious situation and cases of undernourishment in children that were televised in the media all over the world, a delegation travelled from Spain to bring the first donations. This humanitarian aid campaign was the starting point for the development of Mensajeros de la Paz Argentina, which has been working for more than 18 years in our country.