During the 1985 earthquake that shook Mexico City, thousands of
people lost their loved ones and homes. For more than
eight months, young men and women from the Anáhuac University,
including the administration staff, professors, alumni, and parents, united together
to support the afflicted.
|Construction of one of the CIDECO houses in Mexico City|
The Anáhuac Social Foundation, founded by
the Anáhuac community, has assisted many families affected by the
tragic incident through the establishment of the Integral Center of
Community Development, better known as CIDECO. Construction of CIDECO began
on a spacious plot of land in the town of
Lerma, Mexico in March 1987.
Today CIDECO consists of 200
houses providing homes to 1,200 people and forming an exemplary
community that works constantly for better living conditions. The Anáhuac
Community thought it crucial to build a school and clinic
for CIDECO children right from the very beginning.