Corazon gives families a solid, substantial 16x20-foot home built on a cement slab, which elevates the home to reduce illness and provide a much healthier and cleaner living space.
You will never forget the looks on the family's faces when they receive the keys to their new home after a day of hard work. For many, this is the first time they have a place to lock and store their belongings. It is the first time they can go to sleep at night and feel protected.
YOU CAN MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR A FAMILY TO HAVE SHELTER.
Mexico has the lowest education rate of any developed country.
The average adult only completes 8 years of education.
An astounding 62% of adults ages 25-64 did not complete their high school education.
Only 12% of schools have access to the Internet.
Children who are educated are empowered to change the world.
Each year, Corazón's community centers throughout Tijuana & Tecate provide
$120,000 in scholarships to 400 students
to help families afford school supplies, uniforms, transportation, and college tuition.
Tailored & accessible tutoring
to ensure that students will be academically prepared, excel in their studies, and complete their education.
Mexico is experiencing a health crisis.
Obesity is rampant.
32.4% of Mexicans ages 15 and over are obese, and this number is projected to grow to 39% by 2030.
Diabetes is widespread.
16% of the Mexican population has been diagnosed with this disease, and it is the #1 cause of death in Mexico.
Unhealthy food and drink consumption is pervasive.
The average Mexican eats 1,928 calories of packaged food per day and drinks 43 gallons of soft drinks per year.
To improve the health and well-being of communities in Tijuana and Tecate, Corazón facilitates a variety of programs that include:
Healthy Eating Seminars
Physical Activity Classes
Health Education & Promotion Programs
Support from Community Health Workers (Promotores de Salud)
Corazón is committed to frequently tracking the progress of its participants and ensure their recovery.