Mexico: Crecencio Morales

Crecencio Morales's Community News

Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families. These are a few of the areas we focused on in the past year: 2017

Child Protection and Care

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

  • Girls and boys are more engaged in their communities. Through reading spaces, 1,005 boys and girls had the opportunity to have fun and express their ideas and feelings.
  • Children are safer in their communities. After training, volunteers took appropriate action to address 8 reports of child abuse.

Healthy Children and Families

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

  • Boys and girls eat more nutritious food. In total, 255 children eat healthier meals after their parents planted fruits or vegetables.
  • More children live healthy lives. Nutrition monitoring, hygiene education, referrals and workshops on health and addiction are helping 1,767 girls and boys live healthier lives.

Education for Better Lives

Children have opportunities to learn and to develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future, and families and communities support children's education.

  • Students are improving their reading comprehension skills. After 21 volunteers, mothers and teachers learned how to make reading interesting and fun for children, 402 boys and girls are improving their ability to read and write.

Love of God and Neighbors

Children and families are growing spiritually, local churches are strengthened to demonstrate Christ's love in practical ways, and people are living at peace with their neighbors.

  • More boys and girls are developing strong Christian values. A total of 581 children learned how to respect one another and live in harmony.
  • Children are learning more about their faith. In total, 3,558 children and their families took part in Christmas celebrations, a Bible festival and group birthday celebrations.

Because World Vision believes in a holistic community development approach, the statements and numbers above, recorded at a point in time, reflect not only our aspirational goals for these communities but are based on all children within the community that benefitted from the specific activity that's identified. Together, in partnership with you, we will work to make these goals a reality.

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The needs in Crecencio Morales, Mexico

In September 2017, two high-magnitude earthquakes hit 10 states in Mexico, affecting thousands and leaving hundreds dead. On top of this, multiple hurricanes and tropical storms hit various regions, weakening already-vulnerable communities. We responded with relief like food, water, and damage repair. Your support helped us create dozens of Child-Friendly Spaces, havens of childhood where kids’ physical and emotional needs can be met during trauma. Violence toward women and gender inequality in the workplace are pervasive problems that we’re addressing with programs to transform harmful attitudes. Half of Mexico’s population is impoverished, although each year the poverty rate falls steadily. Keeping children in school and encouraging stable home lives goes a long way toward breaking cycles of poverty. Despite the terrible events from natural disasters this year, the Mexican people joined together as brothers and sisters to show love and empathy for their affected neighbors. Our programs are strengthening leadership among adolescents and advocacy participation among children, and we’re seeing kids lead the way in transforming their communities. Your support is giving kids capacity to love and serve their vulnerable neighbors just like they’ve been loved and served.

Life cycle of a sponsorship community

World Vision has been in this community for 18 years.
Crecencio Morales, Mexico is in Phase 3

PHASE 1: Years 1-3

  • Listen to desires and concerns of community leaders
  • Partnership with community begins
  • Outline needs and resources
  • Child sponsorship begins

PHASE 2: Years 4-9

  • Community members equipped and empowered to bring change to their own lives
  • Children benefit from life-changing projects
  • Community embraces project ownership

PHASE 3: Years 10-close

  • Years of hard work continues to transform lives
  • Community self-sufficiency grows
  • A sustainable plan for the future is determined
  • World Vision leaves

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