The U.S. is a new home for many who made the sacrifice of leaving their families behind to support them financially. When they send money to Mexico these unsung heroes deliver on their promises to take care of those they love and provide them with upward mobility, improving their quality of life.

Why people send money to Mexico

Raul, sends money to Mexico to pay for his sister’s cancer treatment. Lazaro “returns the love” to the grandmother who helped raise him. And Dali shares her paycheck with her family back home to make daily life easier—and birthdays extra special.

Their stories are as different as they are. But they’re all united in one purpose: To deliver on the promises they made to those left behind.

We created #WhyISend as a place to share your inspiring stories behind why you send money to Mexico and to build community with others supporting family and friends from afar.  Many of you have already written in, with messages of love, gratitude, and determination.

“My girl and our newborn son are why I send to Mexico.” – Jose C. in Tucson, AZ

We send money to Mexico for things we take for granted here. I wish I could send more.” – Celia V. in Greeley, CO

Unemployed and with 4 kids to feed, I send to my sister in Mexico to help her out.” – Alejandro in Manteca, CA

Why do you send money to Mexico? Join the conversation! Share why you send money to your loved ones by posting on social media using the hashtag #WhyISend or submit it below.