Chronic hunger affects one billion people around the world on a daily basis. How are aid groups, rural farmers, and other innovators working together to feed the planet? Find out in this special from Bread for the World and ViewChange.org.
Faced with a lack of opportunity in their homeland, Mexican farmers Marvin Garcia Salas and Santiago Cruz have both been forced to migrate north to provide for their families. Now, thanks to several organizations that are responding to the root cause of illegal immigration by working towards sustainable development practices in rural Mexico, they are able to stay home.
Hundreds of Central American migrants cross into Mexico every day in their attempt to reach the United States. The Mexican authorities detain 200,000 of those travelers every year in the southern state of Oaxaca, where the government has installed two security belts. There, in the middle of the main train routes from Central America, is the Ciudad Ixtepec migrant shelter, an oasis on the road of the undocumented. Meet Father Alejandro Solalinde, founder of this unique shelter.