A resident of the Mexican town of Tijuana was homeless at the age of 65. She does not remember her real name, so the locals call her Hole. During her time in the street, she made friends with stray dogs whom she fed, treated paying her last money and took care of them.
Hole slept in a huge trash bag. The dogs were always next to her and in cold weather they warmed her up. After a while, the Mexican social service noticed the homeless woman. They suggested shelter, but Hole refused – she was thinking about her dog’s future, as one of them was about to give birth.
Representatives of the social services managed to persuade the homeless woman to at least spend the night in the center, where she met a volunteer named Alejandra Castro. It became clear to Alejandra that Hole would never give up on her tailed friends and she decided to help her. First, she bought all the necessary things: warm clothes, a normal mattress, bedding, dishes and a lot of dog food.
Then she persuaded the woman to move to a tent shelter, so that she has at least some kind of roof over her head and the pets would be able to stay with her.
One day in such a shelter costs 50 pesos, which is the cost of one cup of cheap coffee.