Children in Poverty
We have a special group of over 112 children who call Pasitos de Luz their "home from home".
Some of them we have been helping since our inception in 1999 but even more are recent additions to our extended family. The disabilities and disadvantages they face are sometimes overwhelming for their families. Many of their parents are single mothers who need to work just to provide their families with a home and meet their basic needs.
All of our children come from low-income families and several live in extreme poverty. If you put their disability into the mix, they have a lot of challenges to face day-in and day-out.
Our Kids' Homes
Currently we do not have the facilities to offer residence to our children or to give their parents long-term respite from the burden they carry. At the end of each day they return to their humble homes.
Here are some of the challenges they face in their home environment:
- Unsafe living conditions
- Dangerous neighorhoods, sometimes run by drug cartels
- Lack of basic hygiene, including clean water for drinking, cooking and bathing
- Lack of electricity
- Inaccessible to wheelchairs.