The area was inhabited by many ancient civilizations before centuries of colonization and war. Mexico finally gained independence in 1917, but these many years of unrest have resulted in great economic inequality.
Nearly 12,000 people in Mexico die every year from malnutrition, and 28 million Mexicans suffer from food poverty. Three out of ten children are suffering from severe food shortages. Over 26 million people in Mexico are living on less than $4.00 a day, and over 700,000 students drop out of school, making it nearly impossible for them to have a secure future.
Childcare Worldwide has been working in Mexico since 1982, and provides school lunches and Love Paks to children in Mexico.