There are 75 children from our home that have a story that is unique and full of tradition. They come from small communities located in the mountains of Guerrero. Here, they lived isolated from mainstream Mexican culture and the government support for needed infrastructure is rarely seen.
Their indigenous name, Mixteco, means “people of the rain,” and they are the third largest group of indigenous people in Mexico. The majority of the people from this village only speak Mixteco, which isolates the community further. According to the Mexican census, they are the second poorest community in the country.
When children from this community join our family, they often come in a state of malnutrition, due to living an impoverished life. Attending school is hard for them at first because they don’t speak Spanish, but also because they generally have not attended school regularly. For this reason, they start with intensive Spanish classes before they integrate fully into our school. We are extremely proud of the achievements of these members of our family.
Violence in the state of Guerrero has increased in recent years, and in 2015, 60% of all the children we welcomed into our home came from this region. We have built a beautiful community at our home in which the oldest Mixteco children help the new arrivals. They support and mentor them with Spanish classes while keeping the Mixteco language and their culture alive.
This project is meant to support the 75 children that come from the Mixteco community for a whole year, supporting their food, education, clothing, healthcare and basic needs.
If you have any questions about this project, please contact your nearest fundraising office. Click "Sponsor Project" to give an online donation. We are very grateful for any amount you can donate.
Note: the project cost includes a 10% premium to support the general needs of NPH and its children.
NPH New Zealand has been registered by the charities commission as a charitable entity. Charity number CC48254.
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