• Monterrey is the capital city of the northeastern state of Nuevo León in the country of Mexico.
• Monterrey is an industrial city. Per capita, more goods are produced here than in any other Mexican city, about 25 percent of Mexico’s total manufacturing base.
• Monterrey is located 150 miles south of the U.S. border. It sits surrounded by the Sierra Madre Mountains.
• There is a large separation between the wealthy and poor in Monterrey, with very few people considered “middle class”.
• It is difficult to break the cycle of poverty since public education ends after the 9th grade. As a result, unemployment rates are high, and the national minimum wage is less than $5 a day, with many earning even less than this.
How We Serve
Back2Back serves children’s homes and impoverished communities, by partnering with individuals, schools, churches, civic groups, and businesses to create a bridge between people in need and people with resources. This is accomplished through partnerships and short-term mission trips, in which individuals and groups work alongside staff members who serve at each of the ministry locations. Back2Back invests in the future of each child by meeting their spiritual, physical, emotional, educational and social needs through a unique 5-point Child Development Plan so that they can become self-sustaining individuals who give back to their community. Our goal is that each orphan we serve would experience restoration. This is accomplished in part through you, our ministry teams and partners, who visit year-round and help provide basic necessities.
We are excited to deepen our partnership with local pastors and churches to develop additional long-term volunteers, nationals from within the community. We also provide educational opportunities and scholarships to orphaned children through the Hope Program and our Child Sponsorship Program.
Mission trip guests stay at modern facilities on the Back2Back campus, at the base of the beautiful Sierra Madre Mountains. All water on campus and during work projects is purified and safe to drink. Electricity is the same as the U.S. Our five acre campus includes several dorms, staff housing, a medical clinic, large kitchen and dining hall, six teen homes for Hope Program students, basketball court, soccer field, and two swimming pools, which are available for outreach pool parties with orphans during the day and relaxation for mission trip guests in the evening. For security purposes, our gated campus has surveillance cameras and a night watchman.
- The cost for a 7-day trip is $650 (not including airfare).
- The cost includes housing, food, projects, in-country transportation, and emergency medical insurance.
- Airfare and immunizations are purchased separately and are the responsibility of the team. Including airfare, the average cost of a trip to Monterrey is between $1200 – $1500.
- The minimum age to serve in Monterrey is 8.