Cases & Deals

Jones Day Mexico helps an organization dedicated to feeding low-income people

Client(s) Un Kilo de Ayuda, A.C.

Jones Day Mexico has been working very closely with Un Kilo de Ayuda A.C. in a relationship started in 2003 by current Jones Day attorneys prior to joining the Firm. Un Kilo de Ayuda is an organization dedicated to feeding low-income people, especially children. In 2011, after an in-depth analysis revealed the importance of this organization's work in Mexico, the Firm decided to expand the relationship. Currently the services provided by our lawyers in the Mexico City Office, including Mauricio Castilla and Rodrigo Gómez, focus on corporate and tax restructuring to optimize fundraising and minimize administrative costs.

The roots of Un Kilo de Ayuda can be traced to a visit to Mexico by Mother Teresa of Calcutta in 1982. She was invited to visit the country by José Ignacio Ávalos, the founder and current president of the organization, along with an enthusiastic group of young professionals. By 1994, thanks to the implementation of innovative methods, Un Kilo de Ayuda was able to feed entire communities living in extreme poverty; since 1999, the program has served more than 40,000 children in over 1,600 communities.