Working With Children in Mexico

Recently World Vision reported that, in some states, the malnutrition levels of children in Mexico was as high as 36.4 per cent. Limited access to clean water is a major cause of malnutrition because of the relationship between health and nutrition—as when sick children lose their appetite or their capacity to absorb nutrients. We address this issue by providing rainwater collection tanks, improving sanitation and infrastructure and promoting nutritious vegetable gardens.

Mexico has progressive child rights laws in place but implementation is always a challenge. We work to empower children and youths networks, giving them a voice to influence decisions at community, state and national levels.

Your impact in Mexico

Together, we’re making real change in the lives of children, families and communities. Just some of what was achieved with the support of Canadian child sponsors in the past year:

Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared-for by their families and participating in their communities as agents of transformation. 

  • 14,456 people participated in campaigns to educate the public about child rights and safety
  • 265 children and youth are participating in community decisions and advocating for the protection and wellbeing of children
  • 41 children with disabilities were supported with medical care, accessibility upgrades and equipment
  • 53 child parliaments are empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
  • 602 people learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018


Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease and have access to essential health services.

  • 1 health facilities was improved to better care for children and families
  • 48 women were counselled on how to properly care for themselves and their babies during and after pregnancy
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018

Adults and youth acquire knowledge and skills, and gain access to resources, to help them increase their family income.

  • 415 people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018

Children and families have access to safe water and sanitation facilities, and training in hygiene practices to stay healthy.

  • 137 children learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy

Results achieved from October 2017 to September 2018

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