Where We Work

Snapshot of Mexico

38

mothers die from pregnancy related causes per 100,000 births

7%

of people can’t read or write

15%

of people lack access to proper sanitation

Omar J Villagran

Letter from Compassion Mexico Director, Omar Villagran Arjona

Warm greetings, dear brothers and friends: My name is Omar Villagran; it is a joy to write to you and thank you for the support you provide to our programs. I have been the Compassion Mexico Country Director since 2004. I live in Toluca with my wife, Jeza; we have been married for 30 years and have two daughters, Melisa and Ingrid.

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Pastor Samuel’s Answer

Ixmiquilpan, north of Mexico City, is a large town in the middle of a desert valley. From its outskirts stretch long, dry expanses of land, empty but for rocky formations and all kinds of cacti. In this region, more than 60 per cent of the population lives in poverty. Most of the families here are either dedicated to the fields as day labourers, or else work as cooks, janitors or low-wage employees.

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