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Classrooms for
Trigo y Miel

Provide a safe and healthy environment where at-risk children living in extreme poverty can receive the tutoring and guidance they need to break the cycle of poverty and build brighter futures.

The poverty in Oaxaca, Mexico is at a staggering 53.2%, where most families are dealing with severe unemployment and very poor education. Children are starved for food and affection, suffering from malnutrition, neglect and abandonment. Childhood is often cut short as children are forced to quit school to find work. The average child doesn’t finish 7th grade, and less than 14% make it past 8th grade.

Forward Edge’s program in Oaxaca, Trigo y Miel, invests in the lives of more than 140 children, from their health to their education, to their spiritual salvation. This ministry provides a healthy meal once a day, five days a week in addition to safe water, health care, Bible study and tutoring.

Currently, Bible studies and tutoring are accomplished in the open-air covered area of the feeding center. This is not a suitable environment for learning, and is unusable when it’s raining. These classrooms will serve as a venue for the following activities for the children in the program, their families, and potentially, others in the local community:

Educational Opportunities: Tutoring, computer training, English lessons.

Vocational Skill Training: Lessons in cooking, sewing, jewelry-making, art, music and more will be taught to provide future employable skills to the children in our program, as well as their families.

Mission Teams: This expansion will also serve as usable space for short-term mission teams to stay during their visits, ultimately saving cost and travel time for their trips.

Cost to complete project: $22,500

Annual operating costs: $600

Your gift of any amount will help towards the goal!

Meeting the real needs of real people

We partner with credible, indigenous leaders to complete need-based assessments within the communities we help, ensuring all our projects meet the most crucial needs of people living in extreme poverty.

Meeting the real needs of real people

We partner with credible, indigenous leaders to complete need-based assessments within the communities we help, ensuring all our projects meet the most crucial needs of people living in extreme poverty.

You can trust that your money is making a real and lasting impact.

Eight-five percent of all you give goes directly toward programs that help vulnerable children, disaster victims, and communities in need (15% to administration and fundraising).

All your gifts to help vulnerable children go directly toward effective programs dedicated to long-term, holistic transformation.

All your gifts to help disaster victims are used to help the most vulnerable return to their homes (widows, low-income families, single moms, etc.)

Your investment empowers credible, indigenous leaders caring for their own people.

Eight-five percent of all you give goes directly toward programs that help vulnerable children, disaster victims, and communities in need (15% to administration and fundraising).

All your gifts to help vulnerable children go directly toward effective programs dedicated to long-term, holistic transformation.

All your gifts to help disaster victims are used to help the most vulnerable return to their homes (widows, low-income families, single moms, etc.)

Your investment empowers credible, indigenous leaders caring for their own people.