Our Affiliated Site: Casa Hogar Santa Inés in Mexico City, Mexico
Today, Mexico is the world’s tenth most populous nation — and largest Spanish-speaking country by population — with a growing, diversified economy and a relatively stable democratic government. However, despite the country’s wealth of culture, history, natural resources and beauty, many natives and immigrants are plagued by impoverished living conditions. Crime and murder rates in the country are high, and corruption and drug cartel activity are constant sources of concern despite efforts to eliminate them.
Mexico City is no exception to these maladies. Nearly four million people in Mexico City live in abject poverty with little or no help from the government with basic needs. Thankfully, for some young girls in the Coyoacán neighborhood of Mexico City and surrounding areas, our affiliated site, Casa Hogar Santa Inés, offers a much-needed refuge from dire circumstances. Girls in attendance are cared for and supervised by Sisters of the Franciscan Order of the Immaculate Conception, where they receive assistance and encouragement in a loving environment.
Finding Family for Mexico’s Most Vulnerable Children