Carballo family: The picture is of us with our handsome sons, David and Gabriel.
Crossing the border illegally into this country was the wrong thing to do. I arrived in the United States at the age of 20 with a backpack and nothing else. While crossing through the desert, I was robbed at gunpoint and saw dead bodies. When I finally arrived in the U.S. I was alive but had nothing. I didn't know anyone. I didn't speak the language. I didn't know anything about this country. I felt scared and like a complete stranger. This was a strange and different place. I didn't know where my life was going to go from that point.
I took on various small jobs in landscaping and picking strawberries and oranges out in the fields. I also started working at restaurants. I was on my own and had no support from family or friends. By the age of 24, I had lost both of my parents. I had gone back to bury my dad, I was stabbed 9 days later, and eventually recovered and came back again through swamps and tunnels. I was so lonely! I questioned God. I didn't know He had a plan for me.
There are many more details to this story. It’s like a movie, and it's all true. I am always happy to share it over coffee.
I met my beautiful wife Sacha in Denver, and she introduced me to Jesus. Eventually, I gave my life to the Lord and found purpose in my life.
I am from the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, in Oaxaca, Mexico. It's a small town in rustic Mexico. The state of Oaxaca has the highest number of indigenous peoples. Poverty and every need imaginable is the norm. When I went back for the first time and took my wife and sons to visit, we all saw so much poverty. The need the people of Oaxaca have is hard to miss. We immediately felt that we could do something to help. We first started taking used sports equipment to the children playing in the streets. We then continued to take and ship anything we could, and the rest is history.
I am writing this bio to tell you that you can help too. The United States is a blessed country. We can help our native brothers and sisters next door have better lives. We have so many blessings here that we can share with them. It may be through things we no longer need or want. It may be through your time and attention. It may be through your financial support or an ability/vocation that can improve their lives.
I am proud to tell you, I am no longer a stranger. I am now a citizen of the United States and of Heaven. Great people helped me and my family when we needed it most. We are now in a position to help others and pay it forward. I have a connection to my hometown and my people. We are establishing relationships with the most marginalized groups and are helping them in any way possible. They were not lucky enough to be born in America, but they are lucky that people like you love them. We love people. Come join us and meet Oaxaca’s humans.
Hi, I’m Sacha. My life is not nearly as interesting as Fabricio’s story. I currently work as a Spanish Interpreter and love helping the less fortunate. Since I first went to Tehuantepec, I have had the dream of being able to do more for the people of Oaxaca. I am a first-generation American, and I know first hand the struggles of people in Latin America. We pray that you partner with us and together we can make a bigger difference. I also love coffee.
You can make a big difference in the lives of the people in Oaxaca through your donation.