Mision Mexico

Mision Mexico

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  • Children / families

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Misión México (UK) is a registered charity established to support Albergue Misión México in Tapachula. Albergue Misión México is situated in Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico, and is a registered charity in Mexico. Children are referred by the Government Welfare Department and we provide a loving and stable home for them for as long as they need it.

The refuge receives no ongoing financial support from the Mexican State or Federal Government. We are supported by people from all over the world and by formal groups of people in Mexico, Australia, USA and the UK.

Our mission statement is: to provide a loving, secure family home for children of all ages who have been abused, neglected, orphaned or abandoned, and mostly from backgrounds of extreme poverty.


Since it was established in 2001, Misión México has helped transform the lives of more than 250 children, giving them a much deserved second chance at life. All are regaining a sense of confidence and self respect having found Misión México.

The refuge resembles a family home rather than an institution, where the children feel loved and secure. The children attend school, something most of them had not experienced before. They also have access to tutors who help with their studies as many of the children find it hard to learn due to their abuse or never having been to school.

The children are also learning to swim and surf and are the only surfers in Tapachula! Surfing is a previously unknown activity in the area, yet it has become a uniquely transforming sporting activity for these children.

Our surfing programme is being introduced to enable the kids to find confidence in themselves and a belief that they can achieve anything they want.

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