INCREASING OUR INVESTMENT
Mexico, like many countries where extreme inequality and injustice is present, is a country rife with social challenges. So many of our communities are broken and disintegrated with high levels of violence and insecurity. There is a palpable lack of leaders who look out for the well-being of their communities. The leaders that do exist are often corrupt and self-serving and actually exploiting their communities.
For the past decade we have been working with local leaders, but in 2019 we significantly expanded our hiring of local community leaders to drive change in their neighborhoods. We are investing in raising leaders that are healthy themselves and have a base of spiritual values and shalom, creating projects in their communities to raise up more leaders.
In the past year, we hired and trained 18 local leaders. As a result of this investment we have seen mothers, fathers, pastors and young people set free to be fully involved in seeking change in their communities. Hiring more local leaders, like Gaby, Abel and Daniel, has significantly deepened our impact and allowed us to grow our work throughout multiple neighborhoods in nine cities in Mexico and Colombia.