Mexico

Street Soccer Mexico

Street Soccer Mexico A.C. is a private, non-profit organisation that uses sports as a social tool. They run the Mexico Homeless World Cup Teams in collaboration with Fundación Telmex.

The organisation is aided by national and civic institutions to organise tournaments and training sessions for the children and youth living in shelters, recovery homes, or marginalised communities.

Organisation Details

Participants

Children and young adults

Locations

Nationwide

Homelessness Statistics

50%
Of the population live below the poverty line (World Bank, 2014)
15000 - 30000
People are estimated to live on the streets of Mexico City alone (Inter Press Service, 2012)

Homelessness is strongly tied to high rates of domestic violence in Mexico, which is not properly dealt with by the legal authorities. Furthermore, many criminal gangs and drug cartels exploit women for prostitution and human trafficking, making homeless women particularly vulnerable (Women Under Siege, 2012).