MISSION: to create a dignified, safe and empowering environment that will provide a foundation of hope for families living in extreme poverty.
HISTORY: Casita Linda is a Mexican non-profit in San Miguel de Allende, in the State of Guanajuato, Mexico. In 2000 San Miguel suffered a particularly harsh winter. The unusual freezing temperatures of this winter caused several deaths in the municipality because of the extraordinarily difficult living conditions in which many rural families found themselves. Jeffrey Brown, a San Miguel resident, stonemason and graphic artist, with the help of Irma Rosado, a local human-services consultant, secured a small donation and in 2001 formedCasita Linda, A.C., a Mexican non-profit.
The founders and those who work with Casita Linda are a wonderful team of foreigners and Mexicans working together to create hope for impoverished local families. Donations from people around the world make Casita Linda possible. In the years since Casita Linda’s founding, we have learned that a safe and secure home fulfills a very basic family need. Simple stoves for making meals, ready water for washing and laundering, basic things most of us take for granted, can change lives. Suddenly, there are fewer hardships, a brighter day, and renewed optimism that the future will be different and that anything is possible.