About the Fundation

We have been helping women facing motherhood on their own for 21 years. All this time along we have noticed the difficult living conditions of many of these one parent families, how little society know about them, how scarcely they are supported and their high risk to suffer from social exclusion processes which set them on the edges of society. Single Mother Association "Isadora Duncan" was founded in the year 1984, in the city of León, by a group of single mothers with the main aim of vindicating and defending the rights that they, as women and families, have been given by Spanish laws, fighting against obvious or hidden discrimination, suffered by their condition. In its statutes it is expressed the need of being single mothers to belong to the board of directors. This clause was set as safeguard to avoid the association losing its protest character and would end becoming a ghost association, pure recipient of subsidies, as it often happens unfortunately. From this perspective, activities carried out by the association during these years have aimed to pay attention to all the aspects incorporated in the single mother because of her condition of one parent family and of woman. Many of these aspects are shared by the rest of women’s collectives, so developed programs have always been accessible to any woman willing to take part in them. There are even specific programs which are being developed addressed to minors (boys and girls). This association has also attempted and will attempt to be caring with the other women organisations, by collaborating or integrating with all those initiatives being abordable from this area. The creation of the company “Isadora Duncan SL” in 1992 was the option chosen to be able to finance the association on its own. This company is composed of members directly related to the association, and its main objective is to provide women with family charges with a job. As it is set in the statutes, benefits will never be distributed, in case there were any, and will be wholly assigned to the non-lucrative organization “Isadora Duncan”. Up to the year 2003 and by contract it took over house assistance in rural areas of the west of León province, also between 2001 and 2002 the same way as it managed House assistance of the north of Zamora province. Most of the services provided by this association are self-financed and free. Thanks to this self-financing this association has been able to make a dream true: buying a site in which to be able to carry out all the activities which will be later introduced. This purchase was made to Caja España.