tag:compassion.com,2011-06-09:5-48706 Mexico Stories 2011-06-09T18:13:10.227-06:00 Compassion International Out of the Trash Dump tag:compassion.com,2010-00-09:5-33699 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2010-08-09T00:00:00-06:00 Cesiah Magaña in Mexico

Rummaging through a trash dump is Ricarda's and Francisco's only option to support their families. But their children have been given an opportunity for a different future.

Change Comes to an Ancient Mayan Tribe tag:compassion.com,2009-00-27:5-32677 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2009-07-27T00:00:00-06:00 Cesiah Magaña in Mexico and Leura Jones, contributing writer
Few things can inspire change, especially within a community steeped in tradition. When the Filipos Student Center opened in Chiapas, the Lord moved in the hearts of the children as well as their families.
From Victim to Victor tag:compassion.com,2009-00-13:5-33492 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2009-03-13T00:00:00-06:00 Brandy Campbell, with Cesiah Magana in Mexico
Rosa was 3 when her stepfather began abusing her. Her mother left with Rosa. The only hope was the Compassion child development center, which slowly allowed Rosa to heal.   
Guiding Light of Love tag:compassion.com,2009-00-02:5-32835 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2009-02-02T00:00:00-07:00 Brandy Campbell, with Cesiah Magana in Mexico
Maria wanted her son to attend school, but the school made it difficult for Santiago, born premature and blind, to attend. Read how the Compassion Development Center turned difficulties into triumph.  
Finding Hope in the Midst of Poverty tag:compassion.com,2008-00-01:5-33368 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2008-04-01T00:00:00-06:00 Brandy Campbell, with Gersom Paredes in Mexico
For years Jose's family struggled to survive. There was never much money for food or clothes. Jose and his older siblings often went to bed hungry. But a group of Christians at Smirna Church in Coatepec, Mexico helped changed that.
I Want to Be Normal tag:compassion.com,2008-00-27:5-32567 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2008-02-27T00:00:00-07:00 Brandy Campbell, with Elvia Garcia in Mexico
As an infant, Daniel was diagnosed with flat feet and deformed knees. His bones grew at odd angles. While not life-threatening, his condition worsened over time, until his parents registered him at the Compassion-assisted Caminando Junto con la Ni񥺼/span> Student Center (ME-857).
A Heart for the Lost tag:compassion.com,2007-00-12:5-33692 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2007-02-12T00:00:00-07:00 Brandy Campbell, with Bianca Corral in Mexico
Compassion youth take the gospel to the remote villages of Mexico.
Little Victims of Disaster tag:compassion.com,2006-00-30:5-33783 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2006-11-30T00:00:00-07:00 Bianca Corral in Mexico with Brandy Campbell

A hurricane destroys their home, but the hope of Virdiana Flores who attends the My First Love Student Center was not lost. Soon after the disaster, her family was aided by Compassion and their local church in rebuilding their home and restoring their lives.

Compassion Helps Children Survive Hurricane Stan's Aftermath tag:compassion.com,2006-00-16:5-32623 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2006-05-16T00:00:00-06:00

José ¡nd his family were among 100,000 people who were displaced by Hurricane Stan last October. But thanks to your help, José ¡nd his family were not left alone to struggle with the tragedy. Thanks to generous donors like you, José ¡nd hundreds of other Compassion-assisted children and their families received assistance.

Teen Remains Faithful to God, Despite Hardships tag:compassion.com,2006-00-01:5-33183 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2006-03-01T00:00:00-07:00 Bianca Corral in Mexico
With no mother or father at home, Eunice Castillo must contend with more struggles than the average teen. Read how this 13-year-old leans on extended family and Compassion to help her face life's daily struggles.
Resilient Youth tag:compassion.com,2005-00-17:5-33763 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2005-05-17T00:00:00-06:00 Cesiah Magana, Compassion Mexico Sponsor Donor Ministry Supervisor

Like many children in Mexico, poverty forced Edgar Cedillo into child labor at age 12. A farming accident forced doctors to amputate his leg. But thanks to his Compassion project, his friends, family and God, Edgar's disability didn't destroy his life.  Read how he was able to return to school.

Weaving a Profitable Future tag:compassion.com,2005-00-08:5-32961 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2005-04-08T00:00:00-06:00 Janet Root, Contributing Writer

Joel Samuel Luis Vazquez, the third of seven children, is a gifted Zapotecan artisan. Compassion Mexico's vocational training classes exist to offer impoverished Mexican youth, like Joel, job training opportunities tailored to local economic and cultural needs.

Worth the Wait tag:compassion.com,2004-00-01:5-32817 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2004-03-01T00:00:00-07:00 Antonio Barranco López, Compassion Mexico Communications Specialist
When Ruth Brunner and her family traveled to Mexico, she took the opportunity to meet her sponsored child, Evelia Escamilla. Their 11-year correspondence has resulted in a close friendship that Ruth and Evelia were able to experience face-to-face for the first time.