Creating communities and systems of support for mothers and children.

Honoring and celebrating our shared humanity.

Who We Are

Our organization began in November of 2020 after our founder, Laurie Benson, took several trips to the border of Arizona and Sonora, Mexico.


During her trips, Laurie witnessed three different groups of mothers and children who had crossed the border and were trying to disappear into the endless desert of Organ Pipe National Monument. Being a mother herself, Laurie felt the weight of the choices these women were facing. Understanding the extremes they must be fleeing in order to make the vast desert the better option.


It was from these interactions and experiences that Madres e Hijos came to life.

Our Projects

Our Artisan Project

At the core of this program, we partner with retailers and women artisans creating partnerships that are changing lives.

Creating Safer Journeys

We are creating pathways of connection between organizations and the opportunities available to facilitate safer journeys for those who need to migrate.

Larger Than Borders

This story sharing project amplifies the voices of the people and work that are larger than the borders being imposed on our physical and non-physical spaces.


The Ripple Effect of Our Collective Work

When we have the ability to zoom out from our current state, we recognize that the problems we are experiencing are shared by others across the globe. 

We recognize our shared path, our shared humanity. 

Our work begins with ourselves, honoring our own journey and the path that brought us to this work. From this space we occupy today, our work grows to include you, mothers and children in their home countries, those on a treacherous journey across many borders, and those already here in the U.S. working to create new homes and connections.


Get Involved

Become a Mission Ambassador

Our Mission Ambassadors play a crucial role in expanding our outreach and sharing the stories of mothers and children and their journeys.

Start a Fundraising Campaign

Are you ready to engage your community in greater support? Start a fundraiser and share this work with your family and friends.

Follow Us On Social Media

Stay up to date on our projects and important news events by following us on Instagram and Facebook.

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PO Box 6320, Buena Vista, CO 81211 USA

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