The Abbotsford charity Casa de Luz Ministries works with single-parent families in Primo Tapia, Mexico. (Submitted photo)

The Abbotsford charity Casa de Luz Ministries works with single-parent families in Primo Tapia, Mexico. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford charity helps impoverished families in Mexico

Casa de Luz Ministries is continuing to offer support throughout pandemic

An Abbotsford charity is continuing to help impoverished people in Primo Tapia, Mexico.

Casa de Luz (CDL) works with single-parent families to help them keep their children, instead of the alternative — leaving them to full-time orphanage care. They provide safety for vulnerable children and youth, hot meals, education, health and hygiene care and more.

Since the beginning of 2021 alone, the Christian-based Casa de Luz has welcomed 24 new children into their safety and care, which includes helping mothers find consistent work, assisting with basic food and clean water, and ensuring families have the emotional support they need to carry on in these difficult times.

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Gary Stephens, executive director of CDL Ministries, said these families live in the midst of struggle and uncertainty every day – not just during the pandemic.

The makeup of the work force is largely casual – vendors selling produce or goods on the streets. Staying home for them is not an option if they want to eat that day.

“We have the capacity to care for these families, to help them lift out of the generational poverty they’ve always known, but we need others to come alongside us to sponsor these children and families each month, to help us raise the funds for ongoing support,” Stephens said.

Visit casadeluzmexico.com for more information about how to sponsor a child in Primo Tapia, Mexico.

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