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We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. 

- Winston Churchill

For every home that is bought or sold with me,

a child in need is sponsored.

2024

David 

A 4-year-old boy in Dominican Republic

Birthday: June  21st, 2019 

David lives with his mother and has no brothers or sisters. His mother is unemployed and struggles to provide for the family. Despite their efforts, it is difficult to meet the family's needs.

David is growing up in an industrial hub of the Dominican Republic notorious for its pollution. Despite the industries located in this coastal port town, economic opportunities are limited, and the city is marked by drug trafficking and violent crime. Families often rely on government welfare programs to get by, but many are ineligible for even this assistance because of their immigrant status.

 

Children especially face difficulties with education because of the area’s violence and poverty, and they sometimes have to leave school and work instead to help their families. David is not in school at this time because he is still too young.

 

He likes to run foot races.

He is in satisfactory health.

Sponsorship helps protect David from the dangers of child labor, instead giving him the chance to go to school. It will also help boost the community’s healthcare services, ensuring the needs of the most vulnerable children are met. Together with partners, our focus will be on strengthening the existing schools and community services like child protection and healthcare.

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Cynthia

A 10-year-old girl in Guatemala

Birthday: September 18th, 2013

Cynthia is growing up in a humid, mountainous region of northeastern Guatemala that has been affected by prolonged drought in recent years. It’s one of the poorest areas in Guatemala, with more than 8 in 10 people living in poverty. Families rely on agriculture for food and income, but soil erosion and poor land management make it difficult for them to grow enough to provide for their families.

 

Children and families don’t have access to clean water, which contributes to poor health, and many kids are malnourished. Because of widespread poverty, children often must work to help make ends meet instead of attending school, and schools are under-resourced for students’ needs.

 

The majority of people who live here are Indigenous people groups, but historic discrimination toward them means they’re widely excluded from resources that could empower them to lift themselves out of poverty.

Cynthia lives with 2 brothers and her parents, her parents struggle to provide for the family. Her father is a farm laborer, and her mother a housewife, but despite their efforts, they struggle to meet the family's needs.

Cynthia helps at home by babysitting.

She likes to play with dolls.

She is in satisfactory health.

Sponsorship helps Cynthia, her family and her community get better access to resources and support that will empower them to break the cycle of poverty, such as access to lasting clean water, to help prevent illness, training in business skills and economic development, to aid in increasing their ability to provide for their basic needs. Children are also provided with access to quality education and healthcare for kids. 

Mayamiko

A 8-year-old girl in Malawi

Birthday: October 25th, 2015 

Mayamiko lives in Malawi, East Africa, which is one of the world's least-developed countries, and whose economy is heavily based on agriculture.

Mayamiko lives in a rural area with her mother and has no siblings. Her mother is an agricultural farmer who struggles to meet the family's needs. Like any 8 -year old girl, Mayamiko like to play with dolls. She helps at home by sweeping the floors.

In addition to high rates of Malaria, HIV and AIDS, a lack of proper hygiene and sanitation cause Mayamiko's community to suffer from preventable diseases. Children must travel long distances to attend overcrowded schools which struggle to provide quality education. Abuse at home and school have been reported, and sadly, child labor and marriage cause many students to drop out of school. 

Sponsorship helps Mayamiko and other children in the community with health monitoring, nutrition support. Families receive education on sanitation and good hygiene practices and schools receive support to provide improved education to all kids. Funding of clubs for students, promote positive and healthy life choices that help children remain in school.

 

As a result of sponsorship, children will grow up in a more loving environment where parents, teachers, faith leaders, and village elders will learn the importance of child protection and nurturing children with positive discipline.

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Sponshership through  World Vision

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Kids in Church

World Vision Inc., is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization sponsorship program that addresses the root causes of children’s vulnerability, empowering children, their families, and their communities to break free from poverty.

 

This organization takes a comprehensive and integrated approach to community development, using evidence-based interventions in our programming that are externally validated. They partner with communities, by inviting them to identify their greatest needs. Then work together to develop a plan, equipping them with resources to address their specific challenges—like improving water and sanitation, health and nutrition, education, child protection, and spiritual nurture. And it’s effective!

 

A holistic, community-empowering approach is helping kids and families transform their own lives. Places where World Vision Inc works:

  • Kids are healthier: Over a five-year period, 89% of the World Vision Inc. severely malnourished children treated in severe relief environments made a full recovery. This expertise informs our nutrition programs in all the communities World Vision Inc. works.

  • More children have local health services: In Zambia, moms in areas where World Vision Inc. run health and nutrition programming are 6X more likely to get healthcare that is designed to boost newborn survival, compared to mothers in areas World Vision Inc. haven’t yet reached.
     

  • Kids are thriving in school: In Bangladesh, children’s reading comprehension was measured at 68% in schools using World Vision Inc literacy program, compared to 4% in schools without the program.

  • Water solutions are long-lasting: A study conducted by the University of North Carolina’s Water Institute found that 8 in 10 of World Vision Inc wells drilled in Ghana were still functioning at high levels after nearly two decades. This is 33% higher than the industry average of 6 in 10.

  • Young people are growing in their faith: In World Vision Inc sponsorship programs in Central America, 85% of children say they experience God’s love and almost 90% of children and youth are taking part in activities like Sunday school and youth ministry

World Vision is proud to be reviewed and held accountable by these independent third-party organizations:

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