Amount Needed $5323.24 | Mexico | GPS 31.330182, -113.490635
Esperanza Marquez is a widow who lives in Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico. Peñasco, or “Rocky Point” is a small city on the Sea of Cortez where the main industries are fishing and tourism. A mere 100 KM from the US border, its beautiful sandy beaches make it a popular weekend and holiday destination for many living in the Phoenix area. Esperanza is originally from the state of Zacatecas, but has lived in Peñasco for the past seven years. She has been a widow since her husband passed away 26 years ago. She has nine children, eight of whom live on their own. Her one daughter and her 17 year old grandson live with her. In the past, Esperanza made and sold tortillas for a living. She currently has steady work in a local grocery store. She has been paying on her land lot for a while, but is completely without the means to build a home on her own. A home from 1MISSION would allow Esperanza to live her senior years in comfort and security and allow her to focus her limited resources on meeting her basic health and daily needs.
Our Earning by Learning initiative gives families the opportunity to build at their own capacity while at the same time, furthering sustainable development in their own community. Families can participate in classes centered on home budgeting, gardening, sewing, basic education and much more. Families also become connected with their communities by participating in projects such as building each other’s homes, cleaning their neighborhoods, and serving in local schools and churches. This sustainable approach results in community development that multiplies from neighbor to neighbor. By participating in their community, families not only work together, but they feel the support of their neighbors and develop relationships of trust and shared burdens.
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|Brian and Janet||2017 1MISSION||1MISSION||$30.00||06/26/2017||We came there in March of 2017 for the first time as part of a group from Phoenix. Such a wonderful experience!! We are looking forward to returning and hope to bring friends and family from PA!|
|James & Amy||The Lombardi Team||1MISSION||$200.00||06/26/2017||Thank you Jessika & Jason L!|
|James & Amy||The Lombardi Team||1MISSION||$100.00||06/26/2017||Thank you Alfredo & Letty B!|
|James & Amy||The Lombardi Team||1MISSION||$200.00||06/26/2017||Thank you Jeff & Chris!|
|Krystal||Krystal Staggs House to House||1MISSION||$146.76||06/25/2017||Tappan Family|