Six-year-old Juan* and seven-year-old Monica* live with their 24-year-old mom. Their home life involves violence, abuse, and extreme poverty. Their father is an alcoholic and works in a very poorly pa
- Mexico is considered a source, destination, and transit country for human trafficking, whereby victims are sent from, to, and through Mexico for the purposes of labor and sex trafficking.
- In 2012, Mexico implemented a comprehensive federal anti-trafficking law. Many of the states have also incorporated anti-trafficking regulations. In Mexico City, they have begun to train hotel staff how to look for signs of human trafficking. This all points toward a growing effort on the part of Mexico to combat human slavery.
- Men, women, and children are exploited in forced labor in agriculture, domestic servitude, child care, manufacturing, mining, food processing, construction, tourism, forced begging, and street vending in Mexico and the United States.
Our Current Work in Mexico
We are located in Oaxaca, Mexico, which is considered to be a crossroad for human trafficking as a source, destination, and transit state for this crime. We are beginning our work with Child Trafficking Prevention. Our goal is to spread awareness of child trafficking first as most Mexican citizens are largely unaware of the child slavery around them.
Awareness and Education
Raising awareness online, at conferences and events, and in schools
Partnering with E Kids Global School to provide education in a safe environment for children who are at risk of trafficking in Mexico.
Human Trafficking Curriculum
ZOE has created a human trafficking prevention curriculum to be taught to schools in vulnerable communities throughout Mexico.
Child Trafficking Victims
ZOE is planning to expand rescue efforts in the future as the Lord opens doors. For now, we will continue praying for and supporting local authorities in Mexico.
ZOE is collaborating with the Mexican government to build a safe home for the restoration of survivors of child trafficking.
In Mexico, extreme poverty fuels human trafficking. The ZOE Mexico team partners with local churches and NGOs in Oaxaca to help educate citizens about the atrocities of human trafficking. Thirteen-yea
Like most countries, many of Mexico’s citizens have never heard of human trafficking. ZOE Mexico is working on innovative ways to educate its citizens about human trafficking. Currently, the team is f
Our Mexico Staff & Missionaries
Pastor Mauricio Ruiz
National Director of Mexico
Pastor Virginia Ruiz
Assistant National Director of Mexico