Today our taco tasters took a break from eating their way around Mexico City and paid a visit to Ednica, the charity who we have been supporting at Wahaca for the past 5 years.
Ednica is a UNESCO backed charity that helps to feed and educate kids whose parents work and often live on the streets of Mexico City, and who without the right kind of support, it’s likely would continue living and working on those streets and not realise half of the massive potential that we saw from them today.
We met and chatted with kids and their teachers from Ednica’s 3 centres in Ajusco, Xochimilco and Morelos, and after each giving a talk about their region and its local cultures, we tried dishes that they prepared for us, including some seriously zinging carrot tinga tostadas and beautiful caramelised cactus nopales. It was a real inspiration to see the work that the guys at Ednica are doing and to hear the success stories of kids who have gone on to study to university level truly shows the amazing difference they are making.
To do our bit to help them out, we donate 20p from every Street Food Specials dish you order, and that money adds up to help provide salaries for the coordinators and educators who work with these kids’ every day. So please keep ordering those dishes, so we can help these tiny little legends to have the best possible chance to turn their lives from something fairly desperate into something truly great.