Able to meet many people and hear all of their

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able to meet many people and hear all of their stories and problems (Peron 71). She was especially interested in the lower class,
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the working class of Argentines. Coming from a family among the working class, she knew what they were going through. She had a special understanding of the working class and felt comfortable working with them to improve their situation (79). Eva considered each worker that came into her office a friend, and she was a loyal friend to each of them (81). In all of this, her main purpose was to give justice to the poor. In 1945 she married Colonel Juan Peron, who became Argentina's president in 1946 (Taylor 39). Eva helped him a great deal with his campaign and she won the hearts of the lower class citizens. When Peron took office, Eva, nicknamed Evita by the descamisados, acted as de facto minister of health and labor (Mc Henry 301). She also continued her work in the Secretariat for no salary. Her only earnings were the love and affection from Peron and the Argentine people (Peron 125). On June 19, 1948, Evita founded the Maria Eva Duarte de Peron Foundation, or EPF. This foundation was created to provide national safety where the government was weak (To Be II). The Foundation's work was necessary in the lower class areas of the country, rather than in the cities. Eva believed that the descamisados were the base, the foundation, of the revolution. They were an essential part of the country's people (Peron 80). The Social Help Crusade created housing and neighborhoods that were affordable for the poor. The crusade also created jobs for the unemployed and school food programs. It provided inexpensive hospital supplies and free medication. Workers' unions donated many of these materials. Evita began The Eva Peron Hospital Train, which provided free check-ups, vaccinations, x-rays, and general medical care to people who either did not have access to hospitals or who could not afford a visit to the doctor (To Be II). Twelve hospitals and two
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