Living in Mexico is a blog intended to inform followers on living and traveling in Mexico. Ken and Debbi have visited 50 cities in Mexico over the last 40 years. They now live in San Nicolas de Ibarra, a small village 45 miles south of Guadalajara on Lake Chapala. Ken and Debbi are 5 miles east of the town of Chapala and 10 miles east of Ajijic. They are avid hikers and Debbi loves to ride her horse.
Friday, January 13, 2012
Six years ago, Pablo and Elena Cooper started Pasos Milagrosos, Miraculous Steps. They live here in San Nicolas. The goal of Pasos is to help special needs children through the magic of horses.
There are about 15 kids in the Lakeside area who come on Saturdays from 8 a.m. til 2 p.m. Their parents bring them to the Ranch, or volunteers pick them up. The Coopers have a perfect horse set-up for the kids.
Debbi wanted to volunteer for a horse related organization. Pasos is less than a mile from our house. She works with the kids every Saturday and, I do the clean-up when everyone is gone.
Pablo and Elena put their hearts and souls into Pasos. There are many volunteers who help them, but, they are the glue that holds the project together. Thank you Pablo and Elena for your dedication to these special children and the positive changes you have brought to their lives.
Many expats look for a volunteering opportunity. El Ojo Del Lago, the Eye of the Lake, is a monthly magazine. On page 88, they list all of the opportunities for volunteer work in the Lakeside area. The magazine is a treasure trove of information, and is printed in its entirety online.