The people we serve in Mexico have a name, and they have a face. More, they have a story. Carlos is an orphan who used to live on the streets, begging for someone to give him food. Juanita has six children and no husband. She works long hours to try to make ends meet and her children are often left unsupervised.
The culture and country of Mexico is beautiful and vibrant, but many challenges face children and families as well. High numbers of working children live in the streets of Mexico, particularly in Mexico City. Mexico is home to several indigenous groups such as the Aztecs, Zapotecs and the Mayans that are often ignored by the government and sometimes lack access to education and clean water.
When you travel to Mexico with Buckner, you will join in the daily ministry of Buckner Mexico staff who work tirelessly to help families like Juanita's and children like Carlos. You will learn names and stories. You will pray for these families long after you leave. It's a ministry unlike any other.
In Mexico, we offer:
Foster group homes
Some of Buckner’s most established programs in Mexico are its foster group homes. These homes provide a safe, family environment for children who might otherwise be on the streets. They are often children’s only ticket to family, safety and an education.
Buckner Family Hope Centers
Buckner Family Hope Centers are child-centered, family-focused places where families go to find hope, support and empowerment in their community to reach their fullest God-given potential. The key to the Family Hope Center’s success is found in combining effective programs and passionate people to help families that are experiencing poverty, family issues and lack of services.
Our programs seek to engage through family assistance and community events; equip families through education, financial empowerment, child and youth development and spiritual development; elevate families through family coaching, counseling and spiritual enrichment. Feeding ministries at the Family Hope Centers are an important part of the work Buckner Mexico is doing. The free meals provided at our centers are sometimes the only meal a child gets that day. We know that without nutrition, it is not possible for children to develop properly or focus in school.
Do you want to make an eternal impact in the lives of people like Carlos and Juanita? If you're ready to change the world one life at a time, visit our trip calendar to see when you can go.