About the Area
The dusty town of Vicente Guerrero is part of the larger "San Quintin Valley" that sits about 175 miles south of the U.S./Mexico border at San Diego. It is a coastal agricultural region that produces millions of dollars worth of fruits and vegetables every year, mostly for export to the U.S. and other countries. The majority of the population here are field workers and day laborers. Many migrated to this region from even poorer southern parts of Mexico in search of jobs and a better life. Some of these migrants are from indigenous Mexican populations and speak a native language such as Mixteco and Triqui. In general, it is very hard for fieldworker families to make a living because the wages are so low and they often earn barely enough just to get by.
Oasis "Las Misiones"
The first Oasis opened in 2011 and is located in the small neighborhood called "Las Misiones" in the town of Vicente Guerrero, Baja California, Mexico, about 175 miles south of the San Diego/Tijuana border.
Oasis "Las Aves"
The second Oasis campus opened in 2015 and is located in a community center about 15 minutes north of the first Oasis. The neighborhood is called "Las Aves" and is in the small town of Ejido Emiliano Zapata, Baja California, Mexico.
Oasis "Lomas de San Ramon" (aka Triqui)
The third Oasis campus opened in 2021 and is a quick five minute drive southwest of the first Oasis, in a small neighborhood called "Lomas de San Ramon," often referred to as "La Triqui." The Oasis building is on the second story of a church and sits on top of a hill with an ocean view!