Born: August 29, 2002
Ubaldo is a boy who lives in one of the poorest areas of Juarez, Mexico with his elderly grandfather and little brother Álvaro. Ubaldo’s father died when he was six years old and sadly his mother abandoned the family. Ubaldo’s grandfather is very sick and needs help to make ends meet. Ubaldo enjoys studying physics, and would like to have a career of Criminology when he grows up.
Because of Sponsorship through Project Hope Worldwide Ubaldo is safe, has nutritious meals, attends school, has access to medical attention and receives spiritual/character mentorship.
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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.