Ama International Inc. is a local nonprofit with a global purpose. Ama International seeks to empower poor children in Mexico through education and holistic resources. We do this by creating safe spaces for children to expand their learning, opening up their opportunities for knowledge. Knowledge is power and opportunity brings hope. Through hope and empowerment, children can break the cycle of poverty and rewrite the landscape for future generations.
Ama International Inc. has a dual impact. We bring teams of American people to the areas we serve giving them exposure to a different way of life and forever changing their worldview. Equally as important, we have built and established a community center, The Connection Center, in Zapopan, Mexico, where we continue to support children receiving an education in this safe space. We installed a 500 book library in this space, giving children who have never seen a library a place to go an adventure through the power of reading.
Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children. – Walt Disney
Zapopan is the San Fernando Valley of Mexico, and though it has areas of extreme poverty, it also has areas of great wealth and opportunity. The Harvard of Mexico is in Zapopan, meaning, Mexican children have the world at their fingertips. Because of this, it is the perfect place to be the bridge for children in poverty to receive this education. It’s our vision to shrink the chasm between those with and without opportunity through education, love, and support.
Why Mission Trips
Through short-term mission trips, we are able to connect people to one another and create bonds. We are also able to share what we are doing in an effective way. Most importantly we are able to do really big things with all the hands working together. We seek people with specific skills and people who just want to make a difference to come together, working alongside the team in Mexico to impact the communities who have lost hope in breaking the cycle of generational poverty.