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Madres e Hijos

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Our organization began in November of 2020 after our founder, Laurie Benson, took several trips to the border of Arizona and Sonora, Mexico.


During her trips, Laurie witnessed three different groups of mothers and children who had crossed the border and were trying to disappear into the endless desert of Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. Being a mother herself, Laurie felt the weight of the choices these women were facing. She understood the extremes they must be fleeing in order to make the vast desert the better option.


It was from these interactions and experiences that Madres e Hijos came to life.

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