One year after the earthquake of September 19, 2017, attention to the emergency in Tetela del Volcán and Jojutla, Morelos, continues. During this time, AMEXTRA has not only limited itself to the reconstruction of homes and the reactivation of family businesses, it has also helped victims rebuild their lives, at an emotional and community level.

To one side of the restaurant ¨El Portón de Carmelita¨ there is debris from what used to be the residence of the Morales family. Pieces of concrete, broken water pipes and wooden rafters are the remains of four generations of work. In front of this scene are Carmen and the machines that are removing waste from the homes that the 7.1 magnitude earthquake left behind in Jojutla, while dozens of people come and go.

Guadalupe Ortega Montés y Claudia Hernández Ortega

Jojutla, Morelos

In an outdoor basketball court, turned into a temporary shelter, we found Guadalupe Ortega Montes and her daughter Claudia Hernandez Ortega. Both are survivors of the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that shook Jojutla, Morelos. Off to the side, their home is in ruins.

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