Articulate, outgoing and personable – fifteen-year old Rubi exudes confidence. She loves people and enjoys helping care for the younger children at the orphanage she calls home. In her spare time, she dances to traditional Mexican music.
Each child at Salvation Army Children’s Home in Mazatlan, Mexico bears a story that is all their own. Fifteen-year old Rubi is no different. She arrived at the orphanage after fleeing an unsafe situation in another state in Mexico. Now, at Salvation Home, Rubi has a safe place to live, hot meals, nurturing care and a warm bed. For the first time in her life, Rubi has access to education and space to dream of what her future might hold. She hopes continue her studies at a culinary school and one day become a great chef. Rubi, and other orphaned teens like her will have the opportunity to pursue their dreams through the Hope Education Program in Mazatlan.