Please support our ongoing projects. This is a very important project for the indigenous people of the northern region of Mexico. Every dollar you contribute really does count! Our Foundation is a non-profit 501(c) 3 charitable organization. All contributions are tax-deductible.
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- To maintain and improve the health and educational services we currently offer the Raramuri-Tarahumara people as well as extending these services to more and more people.
- To improve the programs for early detection and attention of health problems, mostly among children. To promote a more accurate knowledge of their causes, symptoms and consequences as well as available remedies. To increase awareness of the need to protect and restore the soil and water quality, to protect the forest and to implement better crop-growing systems.
- To improve and diversify our water supply programs as well as our well drilling capacity.
- To improve, accompany and follow up for our “Food for Work” projects in a closer and more systematic way, mainly in regard to the method and efficacy of its distribution.
- To keep the Rejogochi Grammar School functioning as a more culturally adapted and accessible alternative for the Raramuri children while providing them with food, healthcare, school supplies and clothes.
- To continue to raise awareness in Chihuahua, Mexico and abroad about the Raramuri culture and their needs.
Where we work
Tarahumara Children’s Hospital
In 1964, a young, ambitious and compassionate Jesuit Catholic priest, Fr. Luis G. Verplancken, S.J., started putting into action a wellness ministry in the Tarahumara Copper Canyon region of the Sierra Madre Mountains in the State of Chihuahua in Mexico.
Working with the Tarahumara for over 50 years, we have been improving the lives in the Tarahumara. This care continues with the generous support of many loyal Tarahumara Mission friends.
- No longer are 4 out of 5 children dying before the age of 5.
- The 75 bed hospital and its dedicated staff has dramatically improved the life expectancy of children who now grow into a mature life of 60-70 years.
- Food is distributed in lean years, clean water is becoming more readily available, children are educated and health care can be administered in Creel in support of the surrounding communities.