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Amigos de San Cristóbal

MEF has worked with Amigos de San Cristóbal since 2004. This active NGO seeks out and supports local projects that help to improve formal and informal education, health, and the living conditions of the poor in the area.

Recent projects include: Tierra Roja Cuxtitali, a comprehensive, multicultural and multi-generational educational project that serves children, young people, and indigenous and mestizo adults from the city’s periphery; Ángeles de Amor, an eco-educational training center for adults with disabilities; and Hogar Comunitario, an educational program and refuge for pregnant mothers and their children.

“Throughout the pandemic, we had to distance ourselves physically, but socially we were closer than ever. We feel hopeful about making a positive impact on the lives of children, young people, and families in this region. Over the course of 17 years, we have been able to help 51 local nonprofits that are focused on community development. We have raised more than 25 million pesos (US$1.27 million), strengthened 151 projects and served 102,180 individuals.”

Corinne Pierre-Louis, Amigos de San Cristóbal’s Chief Operating Officer

Amigos de San Cristobal
MEF supports educational projects that our partner Amigos de San Cristóbal selects each year to benefit people in need in and around San Cristóbal de Las Casas.

MEF supports educational projects that Amigos de San Cristóbal offers to the youth of San Cristóbal de Las Casas.