The Other Side of Cabo


By John & Teresa Bodle




Only 30.1% of the total population of Los Cabos, aged 15 and over, have a High School Degree.

Giving them the skills and knowledge to pursue a successful career and break the cycle of poverty is our mission.

We are committed to providing educational opportunities and resources to those who need it most, helping them to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to achieve their full potential and break the cycle of poverty. Your support will help us further our mission to empower individuals and families with the educational resources they need to succeed.

some of the things we do every year

Our projects

Back-to-school supplies

Each summer we provide our 50 children with back-to-school supplies. We seek sponsors for each of our 50 backpacks filled with school supplies (uniforms, paper and pens).

Young Adults

Each fall we seek to meet the needs of our young adults of high school age— school uniforms, safety from gangs, transportation, and loss of a household income. Finishing high school and learning English means a probable escape from poverty.

Christmas gifts

We hold a Christmas party each December to bring a little hope and happiness to the lives of our 50 children. We supply a set of clothes, shoes and a toy. This party also becomes a place to begin our commitment with each child which last through the end of high school (and beyond, we hope). We seek a sponsor for each of our 50 children.



Yes, Cabo San Lucas is a tourist mecca. But the other side of Cabo isn’t. Our Cabo kids face pressures. Many want to stay in school, but feel they must quit to help their families pay for their essentials of life. Without a high school diploma and the ability to speak English, the cycle of poverty often continues.

Cabo San Lucas is a city of about 200,000 people and growing fast because of the active tourist-based jobs. The average Mexican worker in Cabo earns about $8 per day. While that’s higher than the country’s average, it is still below the poverty line. Life is rough, and the people must be resilient!

Our commitment is to see our 50+ children complete high school and learn English. A high school diploma in Mexico means the likelyhood of an above poverty-level job and a decent, hurrican-proof home, made of concrete block—not pallets and plywood

– John & Teresa Bodle



There are a lot of physical and spiritual needs in Cabo. Most local people are paid about $5 per day, with expenses similar to what we experience here. Our goal with our 501c3 (“The Other Side of Cabo”) is to help poor kids graduate from high school and/or learn English; either will help them find work that pulls them up to jobs that pay more in this tourist town.

Imagine your organization spending a week or two in Cabo…Yes, time for volunteers to enjoy the beach and tourist activities, but also meeting the physical and spiritual needs of the residents (as detailed on our website)—bringing clothing we have to Mexico for children and families (two free suitcases via Southwest Airlines); or home improvements (laying concrete blocks, etc.); or hanging with the kids and their families; using our home as a free place to stay in Cabo.

Interested? Please let us know!



615 971 1047, The Other Side of Cabo


“The Other Side of Cabo”
614 Saratoga Drive, Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Non-profit status (501c3) EIN #84-1973111,
Approved June 4, 2019

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