Born: December 1999
Maria is a teenage girl with special needs who lives in one of the poorest areas of Juarez, Mexico with her mother. Maria’s father passed away from health issues leaving her mother as her sole caretaker. Maria attends a special needs school farther away and her mother struggles make ends meet.
Because of Sponsorship through Project Hope Worldwide Maria is safe, has nutritious meals, attends school, has access to medical attention and receives spiritual/character mentorship. Maria enjoys going to church and playing with other children.
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As recently as 2009, Juárez has been known as the most violent city in the world that was not a war zone. This has been largely due to the ongoing drug wars between competing cartels. Juárez is located just across the border from El Paso on the Rio Grande. In an area 20 km outside Juárez, Project Hope Worldwide has established a program for orphans amongst the poor and displaced people living in what is called “Colonias.” This program insures that children have access to a safe home, food/clothes, education, medical care and spiritual/character mentorship.