Sr. Frances E. Smith is a member of the Sisters for Christian Community. She has ministered in Villa Garcia, Zacatecas, Mexico, for the last 22 years. Other ministries include a mobile school for migrants sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy; the diocesan office for Spanish-speakers in Toledo, Ohio; pastoral minister in Alamo, Texas; the United Farm Workers; and guidance counselor, teacher and hermit. 

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Insecure and inadequate housing in Zacatecas

Here in the community of Villa García, Zacatecas, Mexico, there is little or no government help at present. Yet many live with poor housing conditions, or are robbed of the little they have.

Weavers of Hope: Austin, Texas, USA, and Villa García, Zacatecas, Mexico

Every student who is accepted into the Weavers of Hope grant program in Villa García, Zacatecas, Mexico, has a story.