MIGRANT CAMP INITIATIVE
Migrant Mexican families from the southern Mexican state of Guerrero come to work the sugar cane fields which surround Project Amigo. The sugar cane factory supplies the workers with substandard housing resulting in very poor living conditions. Project Amigo supports the children who live in two of these camps with education, clothing, and essentials.
In 1997, Project Amigo began working at a camp on the outskirts of Queseria. Our work there progressed from helping a teacher sitting under a tree with a small group of migrant children to building a two-room school, a kitchen, bathrooms, water filtration, a playground, and finally to a four-room school that is now an official part of the Mexican educational system.
We’ve also provided services, goods, and even food (during a management strike that forced the migrant workers to be unemployed through no fault of their own) to other migrant camps in the region.
Become part of the change with a donation of any amount. The funds are pooled to serve the needs of all the children in the camp with books, educational supplies, new tennis shoes, clothing, food and field trips for the children.