An orphanage in Agua Prieta, Mexico takes care of children whose parents have perished while they attempted to cross into the United States. The parents sometimes expire from the desert heat and give the last of the water to the children. Other times, families are separated when they encounter the Border Patrol and the group the children are traveling with scatter.
Armando Bermudez installs barbed wire at Casa Pepito. The orphanage houses children returned to Mexico by the U.S. Border Patrol after attempted border crossings. Some parents die during the journey, having given the last of their water to their children. Other children become separated from their parents during the crossing. The wire is used to keep the children inside the orphanage for their own safety.