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Newsletter 67

Current Newsletter from the Sierra Madre

Our Current Newsletter [Dec. 2010 pdf 5.5Mb]

Children of the Moon
A Haven for Children of Sex Workers in Oaxaca, Mexico
David Werner

nl67-p1-kidsAfter the close of the 2nd Continental Congress on Community Based Rehabilitation, in Oaxaca, Mexico, last March*, a friend took me to visit “Casa Hogar – Hijos de la Luna” (Home Shelter – Children of the Moon), in a poorer barrio of the city. What I had the privilege of observing there was so elevating and heartwarming that I wish to share it in this newsletter.  

Casa Hogar – which has the welcome feeling of an easygoing child-centered family home – is run by a middle-aged woman named Socorro, who is from a modest, working class family. Her name, which means Rescue or Succor, is most appropriate. She is called “Coco” for short, but her full name is María del Socorro Ramirez Gonzalez...

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This newsletter comes out 2 to 3 times a year. It contains essays and observations on community based health and disaility initiatives in Mexico and many parts of the world. It also includes "situational analyses" and discussions concerning the politics of health at the micro and macro levels. Many of the groundbreaking articles that first appear in this newsletter are picked up and republished in other magazines and journals.

David Werner has been reporting on his groundbreaking health and disability initiatives through this Newsletter since 1967, and we are happy to continue publishing it.

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