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When would you jump off a train?: Margarita Barrientos at TEDxRiodelaPlata
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Added Jan 11, 2013
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“I did the best thing I could think of, and jumped.”

Growing up in poverty in small-town Argentina, Margarita Barrientos lost both her parents by age 11. After a harrowing cross-country trip to Buenos Aires to reunite with her brother, Barrientos started a shelter to provide her neighbors with work and basic services to ensure that fewer people would have to face the struggles she faced.