Why we created our foundation

Noemí's History

Noemí Frida Kraut was an example of struggle and resilience. She was born on July 25, 1949. She studied law at the University of Buenos Aires and worked as a lawyer and a notary public. She was married to Enrique Mirkin, with whom she had two children, Gastón and Carola.

When she was 27 years old, she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, a disease that affects the nervous system. At that time, little was known about the disease. From that moment, her life was deeply impacted by her diagnosis.

But she never gave up. She encouraged her children to find their own paths, supported them, cared for them and accompanied them, despite her limitations and the adversity that she faced. She kept her hopes up and her spirits high and managed to be an excellent professional and an exemplary mother at the same time.

Noemí passed away in May 2007. She was an example of life and the Foundation bears her name to honor her.

Gastón's History

Gaston is Noemí’s son. He grew up in a middle-class neighborhood in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He learned from his parents to take pride in any job well done, be it trivial or complex. Above all things, the most important virtue he inherited from them was honesty.

He took care of his mother – particularly as her motor skills limited her movements – from a very young age. His relationship with his mother generated a strong impact on his maturity and, at the same time, awakened in him a social need to do whatever he could to help others, in particular their health and well-being.


Isidoro and Musia

Isidoro Kraut and Musia Sujolitko were Noemí’s parents. Isidoro was born in Munich, Germany. At the age of twelve, he left for Argentina with his mother and sisters. He went to work when he was just fourteen years old to support the family home. Musia was born in Romania and came to Argentina when she was very young. Passionate about music and the violin, she enjoyed her outings to the Teatro Colón and her music lessons. She graduated as a lawyer, taught civil education and was the principal of a secondary school. Together, they had two children: Noemí and Alfredo Jorge Kraut.