The earthquake that struck Mexico in September 2017 devastated the lives of many, with countless children and families still affected by the impact. We're supporting the community surrounding our partner school in Jonacatepec and addressing the immediate needs of students and their families.
A school is a vital pillar of any community and for our partner school, Colegio Montefalco, in Jonacatepec, Morelos, which was set up to provide education to women and girls with few opportunities, it stands as a beacon of hope — hope for the local community to escape poverty for good and create a brighter future.
The destructive impact of the earthquake that struck last Mexico year in September has meant that the school requires urgent repairs with many of the homes destroyed or deemed unsafe. We are in the process of repairing and restoring the damaged school and addressing the immediate needs of students and their families by rebuilding their homes.
Surrounded by rubble, Maria (below) and her family have no choice but to call this collapsed building their home. Imagin being left with no little choice but to house your family in a broken down and unstable building which offers little shelter and security from the elements and other potential dangers? With your generous support, we can ensure that the local community of Jonacatepec gets back on their feet with a safe and secure place to call home.
Giving to a locally-led charity means your money goes further. The school already has local connections and understand the local area because they are already leaders in the affected areas and speak the local language. As a focal point for the community, they are also able to mobilise many local volunteers, which saves times and money in logistics and distribution. We believe that sustainable poverty relief is about empowering local communities to support themselves.
Let's give local people in Mexico the chance to prove this and lift up their families. Donate now: