Current Newsletter from the Sierra Madre
Children of the Moon
A Haven for Children of Sex Workers in Oaxaca, Mexico
After 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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