The orphanage we visited is named Casa Hogar, Galileo. It is in Monclovo, Mexico. This orphanage is a little different because not all of the children are actual orphans. Many of them are sibling groups and they have parents they see from time to time. The parents decided to send the children to Galileo because they are so poor they cannot provide for their children. They see the children once or twice a year. The orphanage offers the children a way to go to school and provides for their basic needs. They are also very Christian based and have Bible studies for the children everyday. I am ashamed to say, I am sure those children know the Bible much better than my own.
The building we stayed in didn't have hot water, and the toilets only worked part of the time. All over Mexico, you can't flush the toilet paper, so you put it in a trash can by the toilet. There is no heat or air conditioning. It was fine while we were there, but I can't imagine how hot it must get in the summer. Here are a few pictures of the orphanage. It is more like a compound with about 7 different buildings.
This is where their pig lives. They fatten it up until they eat it.
This is one of the many communities we saw as we were driving through Mexico. These houses are tiny, and made of cinderblock. The black tank on the top is their water tank. Water is not a given on any certain day, there are many days when the water just isn't there.
P.S. My brother and SIL are in PA right now adopting a brand new baby girl who was born yesterday!!!!!