Our Affiliated Site: The La Luz Children’s Home in Guadalajara, 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.
The city of Guadalajara is no exception to these maladies. Here, our affiliated site, the La Luz Children’s Home, serves as a beacon of hope for many impoverished boys and girls. The Home’s mission is to provide shelter for children who have one or both parents serving time in prison. Founded by Father Ramon Aguirre in 1986, La Luz is run by an order of nuns who provide a stable environment for children to live while receiving a well-rounded education.
Finding Family for Mexico’s Most Vulnerable Children