Hurricane Patricia made landfall on Mexico's central Pacific coast on October 23, 2015, packing winds of 165 mph. The people of Puerto Vallarta, the city initially thought to be the target, were spared, while poorer towns and villages further south were hit with record-setting rainfall and flooding. Families in these already vulnerable fishing and farming communities sustained significant damage, including the loss of their homes, farmland, and crops.

We worked with local partners to deliver desperately needed water, food, blankets, and temporary shelters to hundreds of affected families in 11 communities. In four of the most devastated communities, we provided building materials to restore homes that were demolished by the storm.

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School Life Expectancy:
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