Cancun is situated on the Yucatan Peninsula on the Carribean Sea. Cancun is mostly known as a tourist destination, a reputation that is in stark contrast to the high rate of poverty. The area is home to many street children and vulnerable orphans who are at-risk of falling victim to the child trafficking business that is thriving in Cancun. It is difficult to break the cycle of poverty since public education ends after the 9th grade. Unemployment rates are high, and the national minimum wage is less than five dollars a day, with many making even less than this. Back2Back began working in Cancun in 2010, and along with caring for orphans there, focuses on preventative orphan care by ministering to single mothers in the community.
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The Community Center in Tres Reyes, an impoverished, rural community outside the city of Cancun, Mexico is a newer building which offers counseling opportunities, tutoring for community children, educational resources, medical and dental care, after-school programming, and sports leagues for Tres Reyes families. By offering resources to a struggling community who may not otherwise have […]
Bonfil is an impoverished urban community, south of the city of Cancun, Mexico. We are partnering with Rossy, who has been serving the children and families in Bonfil for almost 20 years. Rossy’s after-school program serves as a refuge for children and moms throughout the week. We help Rossy provide Bible teaching, singing, a craft and a […]
Cancun Strong Families is made up of several families around the Cancun area. Back2Back Strong Families have a caseworker who works directly with the family, assessing and meeting needs through in home visits. Through sponsorship, Cancun Strong Families may receive services such as food assistance, home repair, school supplies, tutoring, therapy, high school tuition assistance, […]