Mexico

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.  
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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. 
 

  • 10 children received birth certificates, ensuring their access to basic rights and services like health and schooling
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

 

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

  • 44 people received information about how to properly care for children
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

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

  • 800 farmers received livestock, seeds or tools to improve productivity and help meet their family needs
  • 30,940 animals were given to families in need, providing them new means to feed their children and earn income
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

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

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

Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

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