VAMOS! (Vermont Associates for Mexican Opportunity and Support)
is a registered charitable organization based in the U.S.
We began in 1986 when our founders, Bill and Patty Coleman
and Ike Patch visited Cuernavaca, Mexico and were shocked by the
contrasts between the rich and the poor.
Cuernavaca has been the summer home of Mexico's
rich and powerful since the time of the Aztecs. Today, it is also
home to a nearly million poor people who flocked to the city looking
for work and opportunities for themselves and their children.
Work, when it is available is poorly paid, often
less than $10US per day but basic living expenses can be as high
as in the US. Imagine trying to live and feed a family on $200 or
$300 dollars per month!
VAMOS! helps by helping communities build schools
and community centers and by feeding upto 2200 children and their
mothers per day.