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Proyecto Rescate is a non-profit organization based in Monterrey, Mexico. Established in 2002 as a grass-roots endeavor, its mission is to relieve the suffering of children and youth entrenched in poverty, delinquency, social decline, drug addictions, depression, or insecurity; and to create a chain reaction of positive social change. The organization’s central goal is to guide children and youth towards a brighter future outside their present arenas of distress.
In a country where nearly half the population lives on an average of less than $3 a day, Proyecto Rescate’s programs help address essential needs of food, clothing, and medicine for impoverished communities.
Countless families and individuals in Mexico go without proper food, shelter, and essential medical care everyday due to a variety of factors that include extremely low wages, job loss, injuries, illness, domestic violence, and/or divorce. And while the adult population is susceptible to hard times, the children are the most vulnerable in these conditions.
Proyecto Rescate’s Primary Focus is to help Mexico’s Children
Vanguard of Values: Character development and anti-drug programs
The war on drugs floods young children with influences of corruption, drugs, and violence. Proyecto Rescate firmly believes that values education for children and youth must be at the forefront of the war on delinquency. Quality education is the only long-term solution to the problem.
Surrounded by corruption, drugs. and violence the decline into delinquency is a growing trend in marginalized areas of Mexico and Vanguard of Values works to reverse that trend in collaboration with local schools, institutions, communities, and drug rehabilitation centers.
During the formative years of childhood, children must be given the chance to learn about love, respect, honesty, integrity, conviction, and values that develop their consciences’ with good, wholesome values, so they can build foundations for future happy, healthy lives that contribute positively to society.
A personal account from an elderly great-grandmother:
Today was a different day in our small village. I have been around for so long; sometimes I lose my sense of time. Yet today was the first time that I experienced something like this.
I have many friends in this village, my home. We are poor but we are thankful for what we have. Yet sometimes, when times are very difficult and the children are hungry, it is hard to find hope. There is a lot of scrounging to make ends meet and the saddest of all, we have to see the children go without. – But it is not God’s fault. We know that because He sent us help today.
You drove up with your trailer. Amazed, I listened as you explained to me that God loved us and had sent us some of our needs. Then, you opened the trailer. My eyes were wide and full of tears as I saw it was packed full of desperately needed clothing, fresh vegetables and fruits, delicious- looking pasta, bags of beans, rice, oil, and corn flour, and –incredibly – there were even three boxes of toys for the children! I gathered the mothers together, about 20 in all, and we rather dazedly began to sort through the clothing and receive the distributed food.
After everyone had gotten what they needed I turned to thank you but you redirected it to God and His goodness. And I knew then that though we may sometimes feel forgotten, God never fails us!
— Sra. Angela de San Juan de Pacheco
Consider the Needy: Providing Humanitarian Aid
Supplying impoverished families, institutions, and medical facilities with essential basic needs of food, clothing, school supplies, and improved housing is an effective short-term relief strategy. It works as a stop-gap measure while longer term sustainable aid programs are implemented to improve lives permanently.
Persistent poverty has been one of the abiding challenges of the Mexican economy. A World Bank assessment (2010) estimates that over 51% of the population is below the National Poverty level. The median poverty line is less than 1300 Mexican Pesos per capita per month for urban areas and less than 700 Mexican Pesos per capita per month for rural areas (USAID, 2011). In other words a majority of Mexicans are living on less than $3 a day.
The national income is unevenly distributed amongst its population leaving 60% of the country’s population with only 26% of the country’s income (World Bank 2010). The economic disparity means the poor have limited access to good quality health, education, and housing services, which are vital to breaking the cycle of social stratification.
Consider the Needy is a program of humanitarian assistance to underprivileged communities and low-income families in Mexico. Distribution of humanitarian aid includes, but is not limited to food staples, hot meals, clothing, educational supplies, books, medicine, and children’s toys.
The main goal of the program is to help relieve suffering amongst marginalized demographics lacking access to quality social services and basic commodities. Consider the Needy identifies communities in extreme economically depressed areas, relying on our network of local business partners and concerned community members to help provide relief and address the most pressing needs.
Conéctate: Life Consultants and Coaches
Proyecto Rescate is passionate about helping people from any walk of life to find comfort and peace of mind by helping them identify a life plan for success and prosperity. Conéctate includes life coaching, seminars, workshops, and many other personalized programs designed to help adults and teenagers.
Charity Name: Proyecto Rescate
Directors: Miguel Bouchan and Christina Oehler
Location: Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico