Our very small program in Mexico began in 1978. We currently sponsor only a few children of pastors who work in the most impoverished areas. Sponsorship supports their school-related needs and fills in gaps for their daily living expenses like food and clothing.

facts about mexico

Languages: Spanish only 92.7%, Spanish and indigenous languages 5.7%, indigenous only 0.8%, unspecified 0.8% note: indigenous languages include various Mayan, Nahuatl, and other regional languages (2005)

Religions: Roman Catholic 82.7%, Pentecostal 1.6%, Jehovah’s Witnesses 1.4%, other Evangelical Churches 5%, other 1.9%, none 4.7%, unspecified 2.7% (2010 est.)

Population: 124,574,795 (July 2017 est.)

Median Age: 28 years (2017 est.)

Literacy: (age 15 and over can read and write) Total: 94.5%, Male: 95.5%, Female: 93.5% (2015 est.)

School life expectancy: Total: 13 years Male: 13 years Female: 13 years (2014)

Percentage below poverty level 46.2% note: from a food-based definition of poverty; asset-based poverty amounted to more than 47% (2014 est.)