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Sponsors have helped Mexican children since 1979, when Compassion teamed up with churches in Mexico to fight poverty.

Where in the World?

North America

Favorite ...

sports: soccer, baseball, bullfighting

foods: corn, beans, tacos, flan

celebrations: Independence Day (Sept. 16), Day of the Dead, Christmas, Easter

Claim to Fame

birthplace of chocolate

Wild Residents

volcano rabbits, gray whales, iguanas, flamingoes

Poverty Pitfalls

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Many people don't have clean water to drink. Sponsored kids learn to drink only purified water so they don't get sick.
Earthquakes and volcano eruptions ruin homes. Compassion helps families rebuild homes.
Gangs, crime and violence are common. Sponsored kids learn about Jesus and His teachings about loving one another.


Fun Facts

almost three times the size of Texas

money: peso

world's most populated Spanish-speaking country

was home to many Amerindian civilizations like the Olmec, Toltec, Maya and Aztec

part of North America but stretches into Central America

traditional music styles: mariachi, banda, ranchera

Stat Snapshot


Mexico ?? United States 🇺🇸


124,574,795 326,625, 791

People Living in Poverty

46.2% 15.1%


Spanish, native languages like Mayan and Nahuatl

English 79%, Spanish 13%, Indo-European 3.7%, Asian and Pacific Island 3.4%, other 1%


Roman Catholic 82.7%, Pentecostal 1.6%, Jehovah's Witness 1.4%, other evangelical churches 5%, none 4.7%, unspecified/other 4.6%

Protestant 46.5%, unaffiliated 22.8%, Roman Catholic 20.8%, Jewish 1.9%, Mormon 1.6%, other Christian 0.9%, Muslim 0.9%, Jehovah’s Witness 0.8%, Buddhist 0.7%, Hindu 0.7%, other/unspecified 2.4%

Typical Family Income

$19,500 per year $59,500 per year

MAIN SOURCE: World Factbook, 2018


Piñata Party


Welcome to My Central American Neighborhood


Road Trip Bingo


Pop-tastic Paletas


Missing Traditions


Ready to Learn


Toothy Traditions


Sponsored Kids’ Artwork

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Works of Heart