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The collection of solid waste in garbage dumps (scavenging) represents one of the worst forms of informal labor in Mexico. Self-employment in this activity stems from conditions of inequality and poverty, as for certain segments of the population, it represents the only means of survival.

The extreme poverty rate among these workers is close to 80%, and their income is mostly insufficient to survive, this is equivalent to two dollars per day.

In order to contribute to the resolution of this issue, Dibujando un Mañana Foundation has established the Center for Comprehensive Community Development (CEDIC).

Since 2010, this center has been working to improve the quality of life for children and adolescents associated with the scavenging community of “Bordo de Xochiaca,” one of the largest landfills in Mexico. Through a comprehensive care model that provides them with playful education, nutrition, and healthcare, it promotes the holistic development of girls, boys, adolescents and young people.

Center for Comprehensive Community Development (CEDIC)

Center for Comprehensive Community Development (CEDIC)

The Center for Comprehensive Community Development (CEDIC) is dedicated in its mission to nurture the holistic development of underprivileged children and adolescents residing in the Chimalhuacán and Nezahualcóyotl communities, both integral parts of the broader urban fabric surrounding Mexico City. At the core of CEDIC’s mission are three foundational pillars: education, healthcare, and nutrition, each dedicated to providing these young individuals with essential resources.

This comprehensive approach undeniably elevates the quality of life far the children and adolescents entrusted to our care. Presently, CEDIC extends its reach to over 400 boys and girls annually, many of whom grapple with the challenges of poverty or extreme poverty, linked to the scavenger community of Bordo de Xochiaca. Notably, this community stands as Latin America’s largest open-air landfill, nestled within Chimalhuacán.

Make a difference today!

Make a difference today!

For just $85 Dollars per month, you can help a child to have a better life, through a scolarship we provide them:


  • School mentoring program.
  • Workshops to develop soft skills.
  • Parent education program.


  • A daily meal providing at least 70% of the daily intake.
  • A Values education program.


  • General medicine consultations and medication.
  • Psychology and Nutrition consultations.
  • General and specialty dental consultations.

About scavening and how we help

About scavening and how we help

children and adolescents access education, health, and nutrition
Our cause in numbers

Our cause in numbers

Break the Cycle

270 of 1,000 donors

Help us break the cycle of poverty. Through a monthly scholarship, you can become part of a community of friends who are helping improve the lives of girls and boys in Mexico.

Donors today: 270 people

Our target: 1,000 people



My journey at the center started when I was 9 years old, and it turned out to be a pivotal chapter in my life. During my formative years there, I relished every moment, acquiring a wealth of knowledge while having a lot of fun. The center not only imparted valuable life skills but also instilled in me the importance of sociability, healthy interactions, and a profound appreciation for life's blessings. Gratitude became second nature, and I learned to recognize the significance of acknowledging every person's effort.

Education was a cornerstone at the center, where they not only assisted with school assignments but also patiently explained complex concepts. The resounding message was clear: school was paramount, and my dedication to studying would be the key to unlocking the benefits of a top-tier education.

My time at the center was akin to finding a second home. Disputes with classmates were resolved through peaceful conversations, and the teachers were always available to offer guidance. They genuinely cared for each of us, creating an environment that felt like a nurturing family. The experience was profoundly positive, leaving me with cherished memories.

The center introduced me to remarkable individuals and fostered within me a profound sense of appreciation. This valuable lesson has been a guiding light as I approach the culmination of my Law degree, a journey that has been significantly fueled by the experiences at CEDIC. With only one year remaining, I am deeply thankful for all that CEDIC has done to pave the way for me to achieve this cherished goal.

Thank you!

Eva Belén
Chimalhuacán, State of Mexico
Photo gallery of CEDIC

Photo gallery of CEDIC

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