Working With Children in Mexico

Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on World Vision operations

In support of public health recommendations outlined by the World Health Organization, some sponsorship program activities have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. Activities may include sponsor queries and correspondence, sponsor visits, gift notifications and gift deliveries. These temporary suspensions may affect the information you receive from us in the coming weeks and months. Learn more about our response to COVID-19.
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:
  • 446 children's groups are active in the community
  • 6 action plans were created by Impact clubs 
  • 4 activities planned with local partners took place

Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Mexico funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
  • 2,392 hygiene kits including soap, jerry cans, and handwashing supplies were given to community members
  • 1,273 health facilities were given training or supplies as part of our COVID-19 response
  • 128,692 information materials about COVID-19 were shared in public places, in print, and online
  • 55,665 community members were given food assistance as part of our COVID-19 response
  • 43,331 people learned how to use measures like handwashing and social distancing

Results of World Vision Canada’s covid-19 response in Mexico, in partnership with other World Vision offices, from March to September 2020
  • 4 training courses were provided for our local partners who work with severely malnourished children
  • 661 people were reached by local health campaigns

Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Mexico funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
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