For 9 years Casa Hogar Hijos de la Luna, Oaxaca, MX, has given a safe home to children of single mothers who work at night. Many are sex workers. Now Casa Hogar finds themselves with 53 children in a 2 bedroom space. This project is raising funds so that Casa Hogar may purchase the adjoining land to build a new building so they may continue to serve these kids. This cause is urgent. Without more space the older kids must return to homes - often brothels where they have been abused before.
9 years ago Maria discovered numerous children of her community were being left alone overnight because their single mothers worked (many in the sexual service industry) and were unable to care for them. Maria opened her home at that time to one child. Today Maria's family is caring for 53 children in 2 bedrooms. Without more space the older children must return to their homes, often brothels where they may have been abused. They need funds to purchase the neighboring lot and build a new home
We are raising funds to purchase the lot neighboring Casa Hogar and build them a new home. With the added space these children can continue to develop in a safe environment until they are ready for independence.
It is impossible to measure the impact of saving a child from an abusive environment. The impact is not only to them but also to their families and to the societies in which they live. By allowing the children to remain at Casa Hogar, they will be assured of a safe environment, adequate nutrition, and education through their high school years. Their mothers also benefit from education programs through the house. There are currently 53 children and their respective mothers.