Nobody expects international service work to be easy, but in 1988, the idea of launching a charitable outreach in a tiny town at the very southern part of Coahuila was particularly challenging.
There truly aren't words strong enough to describe the darkness Gerardo experienced growing up the son of a drug cartel's hitman.
In Mexico, the term mamá luchona roughly translates to "scrappy mom," usually referring in a derogatory fashion to a young single mom who has to act as both mother and father to her kids. In recent years, children of single moms have reclaimed the term, telling everyone about their incredible moms who worked twice as hard to provide for their family.
Growing up in a small town in Central Mexico, Adolfo was no stranger to the two biggest problems plaguing his hometown: poverty and drugs.