Since 1994, Faith Ministry volunteers and mission work groups have built over 2,000 houses for families in need. The cinderblock and cement houses we build provide families with the shelter, warmth and security they need. Mission work groups spend a week in Mexico building a house alongside our staff and volunteers, laying blocks and creating a home.
Almost half (45%) of Mexico’s 120 million people live below the national poverty line. With a minimum wage of $4 an hour, many families in Mexico struggle to make ends meet on a daily basis. We work on the border in the state of Tamaulipas, an area of the country trapped in the cycle of poverty in Mexico but just a stone’s throw away from the luxuries of the U.S. A lot of the families in the colonias where we work live in homes pieced together by spare pieces of wood and corrugated aluminum, many times fitting a family of 6 or 7 in a 200-square foot space.
How You Can Help
Bring a mission work group down to Mexico and build a house for a family in need! Spend a week with us building a cinderblock and cement house from the ground up alongside volunteers from the families themselves. While the final result will be a home for a family in need, you will build so much more in the process. By working alongside the family themselves, as well as a team of Mexican volunteers, you will build unforgettable relationships along the way.