The Mother Teresa of Mexico: Meet Ora Anekananda Hernandez, One of the 2013 Real Heroes of Mexico

The Mexico Report’s Real Heroes of Mexico: Meet Ora Anekananda Hernandez

Interlomas, Mexico City

Ora Anekananda Hernandez, a 2013 Real Heroes of Mexico

Ora Anekananda Hernandez, a 2013 Real Heroes of Mexico; photo by Richard Jacek

“Since I lived in Mexico for the past 31/2 years,I have met many people. However, the most amazing and inspiring person I have met was Ora Anekananda Hernandez. Since her husband passed away, she has dedicated her life to helping feed the senior citizens of San Fernando. She would prepare meals at her home and feed approximately 250 seniors once a month. She would raise money thru her cooking classes and garage sales to get money for food. She had arranged for Costco to give her food that was near expiration. All 250 dishes, cups, bowls, silverware, some pots and pans would be hand washed by her after feeding 250 seniors. It is a lot of work for a petite 73 year old Asian women. She is my Mother Theresa.” Ora was nominated by Richard Jacek.

See all of the 2013 Real Heroes of Mexico.

The Real Heroes of Mexico Books from The Mexico Report

The Real Heroes of Mexico Books from The Mexico Report

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Susie Albin-Najera is the creator and editor of The Mexico Report, an award winning travel blog showcasing news, deals and resources for the modern traveler. Najera is a writer, author, travel blogger, marketing and public relations specialist and producer. Najera serves on the host committee for Maestro Cares, founded by singer Marc Anthony and producer Henry Cardenas; and on the advisory board for Corazon de Vida, providing aid to children in Mexico. She is also the creator of 'The Real Heroes of Mexico' showcasing community heroes in Mexico and producer of Latino Thought Makers. Najera has been recognized by the Mexican Consulate and Mexico Tourism Board for fostering positive relations between countries and her dedication to showcasing Mexico as a premiere destination. She can be reached at

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