Pan de Vida was founded in 1990 with the purpose of helping abused and abandoned children. They started with only 12 children and now Pan de Vida is the largest Children of Hope home.
Pan de Vida obtained a 3 hectares (7.5 acres) of property in 1999 through donations. Construction began in 2001 on the boy’s dormitory. Over a period of seven years dormitories, a dining hall, a school, workshops, and storage areas were built with the help of volunteers, businesses, foundations and the state and federal government of Mexico. In January 2014 a new boys’ dorm was completed with the help of Sika Mexicana and Banamex. The old boys’ dorm has been transformed into a kindergarten, storage area, and housing for volunteers.
A bachelor’s degree in Pedagogy was started in 2005 with the purpose of better preparing our teachers for the challenges of Christian teaching.
At this point we have graduated over 150 students from elementary school, 50 from junior high school and 40 from high school. There are 15 full-time volunteers and 20 other part-time volunteers to help care for around 80 children.
Pan de Vida offers abused and abandoned child the possibility to be in a place that they can call home.