The Hope Border Institute and Bishop Mark J. Seitz of the Diocese of El Paso have partnered with San Matías Migrant Shelter in Juárez on a major project to promote human and environmental sustainability in our sister city.
Organizers say the project will enable migrants in Juárez to sustainably produce vegetables and tilapia both to provide food for migrant families and generate income.
Dylan Corbett, executive director of the Hope Border Institute, said, “This project is a source of hope at a time when governments in the region are taking even more extreme approaches to migration. People on the move are bringing new life to our community and helping us to realize that we can build a border community that is more compassionate, more sustainable and more sensitive to the environment. I’m grateful to Father Trejo and all of our partners in Ciudad Juárez who are showing us the way to a more just world.”
Father Héctor Trejo, director of San Matías and Espíritu Santo shelters in Ciudad Juárez, said, ‘We are grateful for this generous support which will contribute to a more dignified life for migrant families by helping them meet their basic needs.’
The Border Refugee Assistance Fund, a partnership between the Hope Border Institute and the Bishop of El Paso, is dedicated to supporting the humanitarian needs of migrants at the US-Mexico border.