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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mexico provided humanitarian aid to more than 1 million people in 2023, according to an annual report presented at the multistake center on Temple Square in Mexico City on January 25, 2024.

The report, given by Lilian Guzmán, manager of Welfare and Self-Reliance of the Church of Jesus Christ in Mexico, highlighted the organization’s efforts to help people in need throughout the country. Representatives of more than 40 foundations as well as private and public assistance organizations attended.

“As followers of Jesus Christ, we make a commitment to serve others. We believe that all of God’s children should have access to the services and resources that allow them the basic needs of life, and we are committed to helping,” Guzmán said.

At the event, Elder Ranulfo Cervantes of the Mexico Area Presidency said, “The true purpose of the Church welfare plan also includes promoting self-sufficiency as a way of life,” explaining that self-sufficiency “encompasses various facets of a balanced life, including academic training, health, employment, food production and storage at home, the family economy, and spiritual strength.”

A Strategic Approach To Comprehensive Aid

The report summarized the efforts of humanitarian aid projects including the following:

Food and water: The Church donated food and water to more than 800,000 people in Mexico in 2023 through various organizations. This includes the distribution of canned foods, rice, beans and other basic products, as well as the delivery of drinking water to rural communities and migrant shelters.

Education: The Church provided study aid to more than 100,000 students. This helped young people continue their education and achieve their academic goals.

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