Elderly sex workers live in appalling conditions on the streets of Mexico City. Independent sex workers have the need to come together to hold seminars, organize reflection groups, and take primary- to high school-classes. Casa Xochiquetzal, a community center in one of the poorest and most marginalized neighborhoods in Mexico City, will give older and independent sex workers the space and opportunity to gain dignity and learn about their human rights.
Casa Xochiquetzal will offer housing for 63 elderly sex workers and develop income-generating projects, such as handicrafts and cooking. It will offer workshops and classes for sex workers.
Casa Xochiquetzal gives sex workers a place to empower themselves through alternate forms of income-generating activities and education.