Oaxaca, Mexico is among the poorest regions in Latin America. Three out of four people here lack access to basic necessities like food, water, education and health care. Most have nothing more than a third or fourth-grade education, and many families are forced to live in one-room, dirt-floor shacks.
Children here suffer from malnutrition, neglect and abandonment. They’re often forced to drop out of school to get a low-paying job that traps them in an endless cycle of poverty. This cycle often brings with it drug use, gang membership, and teen pregnancy.
Our child-focused community development program in Oaxaca is called Trigo y Miel, (Wheat and Honey). Here, over 100 children receive nutritious meals, safe drinking water, medical care, tutoring, and emotional support. Most importantly, they’re learning how loved they are by God.
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