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Mexico

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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.

Kinkajou!

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

Stats

Mexico 🇲🇽 United States 🇺🇸

Population

124,574,795 326,625, 791

People Living in Poverty

46.2% 15.1%

Languages

Spanish, native languages like Mayan and Nahuatl

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

Religions

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

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Road Trip Bingo

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Pop-tastic Paletas

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Missing Traditions

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Ready to Learn

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Toothy Traditions

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Sponsored Kids’ Artwork

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Works of Heart

Reverend Mireku, leader of GH 312 - Shiloh Child Development Center, with 296 children, created a way for families to secure and generate an income by raising and selling rabbits in their community. He educates each child and family the basics of rearing rabbits for sale and food. This money is to help secure future and high education for the children. Through the center he teaches the importance of higher education and how to develop the business of selling rabbits. Reverend Mirekyu has also purchased through the center a plot of land in which his goals are to raise livestock and farm to benefit the center and the children.  A child, boy, youth, wearing a blue shirt, smiles as he holds his hand and gives a plant leaf, green food, feeding, taking care of, rearing, raising, rabbits, bunny, farm animal, brown and white bunny in a wooden cage, box, outside, outdoor bunny cage.  The cage is open and there is a lock on the side door.

Creatures Great & Small

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Wild Mushroom Soup

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Spinach Mushroom Quesadillas

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Flan