Stated simply, one of the biggest problems Mexico faces is a lack of social programs. Unlike in the U.S., Mexico does not have foster care or welfare system. The only way to care and support children in need is through a network of private orphanages, funded entirely through individual and corporate donations.
We carry the solution– the ability to help fund these orphanages. Through the simple act of funding orphanages, we will be able to care for orphaned and abandoned children for years to come.
Every day is a threat when tomorrow isn’t guaranteed. Our supported orphanages give abandoned children what they would otherwise never have access to: security, nutrition, and shelter. During their stay, children grow in a positive atmosphere designed for playing, learning, and loving.
Once the survival needs of the children are taken care of, we can move on to improving their quality of life by funding special projects. These projects include facilities upkeep, construction, as well as medical, dental and psychological services, to ensure that the children are not just surviving, but thriving in their new environment.
Children just south of our border daydream of doing something great one day. However, poverty makes dreams like theirs seem unrealistic. Your support can change the odds. Every child deserves an education and an opportunity to have a career or learn a trade that will lead to a life of purpose and contribution.
At the end of the day, the amount of money we raise, orphanages we support, and children we sponsor are not the only way we measure our success– we ultimately measure our success through lives changed.
Griselda and her sister entered an orphanage when she was 8 years old, fleeing an abusive situation at home. Her educational journey was filled with setbacks but her determination was stronger. She earned a degree in Business Administration and is currently working at the Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education CICESE of Ensenada. She provides administrative support to the Marine Ecology Postgraduate program coordinator and researchers. Griselda has expressed how much she loves what she does. Her desire to cultivate peace and stability is an inspiration. Read her full story on our blog.
Fernando officially arrived at an orphanage at three years old where he remained throughout his childhood and adolescence. As a teen, he would help out with many home improvement projects. His interest was sparked, so he studied hard to obtain a degree in Civil Engineering. He is currently employed at an engineering firm in Tijuana, working on several build projects in Valle de Guadalupe and managing a crew of 20+ construction workers. He is truly a natural-born leader! Visit our blog to read his story.
Marlene struggled with drug addiction at the young age of 12 and it eventually led her to overdose. After that difficult time, she decided she wanted a better life for herself. Her sobriety journey brought her to an orphanage where she soon learned about responsibility and independence. Her love for soccer motivated her to be involved with it off the field, so she pursued marketing for which she earned a degree. As fate would have it she is now working for Corazon de Vida as our Social Media Content Creator & Community Manager! Read her full story on our blog.
A resilient Eliza arrived at an orphanage when she was 6 years old. As the years went by she developed a passion for studying law and everything that came with it. She has since obtained a law degree and now works in immigration law, and criminal and tax litigation. Eliza hopes to one day establish an immigration law firm of her own, fulfilling the dream of forging a path marked with success. Visit our blog to read her story.
Alberto was 11 years old when he arrived at an orphanage due to domestic abuse. He enjoyed helping the younger kids with their homework and advising them on various topics. He was soon inspired to pursue a degree in education. His dedication led him to receive a Bachelor of Science in Education and he is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Education. He works at CUT University, Ensenada Campus as a coordinator and a writing and reading teacher, continuing his love of sharing knowledge with others. Read his full story on our blog.