IPODERAC's Children Fund (ICF) is a U.S.-based nonprofit organization committed to the work of IPODERAC in Puebla, Mexico. IPODERAC is a home for abandoned, homeless children ages 6-18 that ensures they get an education and training for jobs, combined with life skills to be self sufficient. A social enterprise, IPODERAC, raises 75% of its operating funds from the sale of artisan goat cheese, goat’s milk soap and carpentry items.
Over the past several years, dozens of friends have traveled to Puebla, met the boys, and have gotten to know IPODERAC and the heart of what makes people love the organization and want to be a part of it. They have then become not just friends of ours, but friends of IPODERAC as well.
That's what we're here for. We share with others a deep concern for the many young people who are either living or working on the streets in Mexico. Some are with their families on the streets, but many are alone. We support programs and organizations that will help children and families get off the streets, out of vulnerable situations, and reintegrate into society as healthy, productive, happy adults.
- Raise awareness of the plight of children, including their families, who live and/or work on the streets of Mexico and have been socially excluded.
- Support the development and implementation of effective programs for the reintegration into society of socially excluded children.
- Identify and support projects and organizations which focus on children and families in vulnerable situations.
We appreciate your support and thank you for getting to know our work and our purpose. If you would like to contact us for more information about IPODERAC or want to know more about how you can help, click here.
- Photos copyright Max Davis Company, 2014