“If you can't feed a hundred people, feed just one.”
- Mother Teresa
“You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.”
- William Wilberforce
The idea of Zapatos Rotos was born out of the desire to help those begging in the streets and the less fortunate who, somehow seem to have become invisible to many. We felt that by taking the time to stop and talk with some of them will give us the opportunity to understand a bit more about their life stories.
That's why, we at Zapatos Rotos wanted to create and validate people’s profiles and tell you their stories to help humanize their needs and make them more visible, just as a friend would.
A HELPING HAND
Celina & her son Bryan
Celina is Bryan’s mother, a 13-year-old with cerebral palsy - a disease that impairs his walking ability. Bryan comes from a family of four with a mother, father, and two brothers. His father works long hours to provide basic needs and his mother has a part-time job to help with the housing expenses. The extra money goes toward special services Bryan attends during the week...
Singing For Hope
Mexico City - Here at Zapatos Rotos (ZR), we recently learned of a group of 18 young girls who live in an orphanage. The group gets together with a music professor every Saturday to rehearse singing and they enjoy this time very much. We contacted the orphanage to setup an appointment and just completed our first visit with the group.