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Families in Ethiopia, Guatemala and India live in extreme poverty. Every day, they fight off hunger, disease, violence and the instability that threatens to tear them apart. Children are the most vulnerable of all, and they don’t deserve to live in fear and without hope. They wonder: What will happen to my family? Will I eat today? Can I go to school? When will my life change for the better?

When you become a sponsor, you do more than show your child that you care. You change their life. Your support provides customized, one-to-one support and resources that your child and their family need to thrive. You’ll stay connected with your child through photos, letters and personal updates. The impact your kindness is making will warm your heart, knowing you’re personally helping a vulnerable child and their family change the course of their future.

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Name: Agegnehu

Country: Ethiopia

Age: 10

Agegnehu


Country: Ethiopia

Age: 10


Agegnehu loves to play with the children his age in his village. He is active and thought of by all as very respectful and sociable. His mother is raising him and his younger brother alone and works hard, but struggles to meet their basic needs for living. Agegnehu helps to care for his brother if his mother is able to earn income as a day laborer and also helps his mother in her attempts to grow food for the family of three to eat. These limited opportunities for resources and income have been all but eliminated with COVID-19 and the current unrest in Ethiopia. A sponsorship for Agegnehu would bring the basic nutritional resources necessary for survival to him and his family. Are you the sponsor who changes this young boy's life?
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Name: Cherinet

Country: Ethiopia

Age: 11

Cherinet


Country: Ethiopia

Age: 11


Cherinet is described by his mother as a happy and sociable child. He and his mother live together in Hawassa inside the church compound in a room given to them by the church. Cherinet’s mother was working hard for their family of two, but was unable to meet their basic needs for living before the pandemic and the current unrest hit their country. Now those factors have greatly compounded their need for food and other very basic supplies. Please help change Cherinet's life by sponsoring him.
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Name: Melat

Country: Ethiopia

Age: 5

Melat


Country: Ethiopia

Age: 5


Melat is five years old. Our staff in Ethiopia report that she is happy, active and kind. She lives with her parents in Hawassa Town in a small cooperative of families -- their income has never allowed them to rent a house on their own. Her father used to be employed as security guard and her mother as a house cleaner. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic and the unrest in Ethiopia, they hadn't been able to cover basic needs such as food or school supplies for Melat. Now without any income coming in, things are dire. By sponsoring Melat, you would bring life-changing support for her and her family during this unsettled time.
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Name: Emely

Country: Guatemala

Age: 4

Emely


Country: Guatemala

Age: 4


Emely lives in the rural community of Las Minas with her parents and four siblings. Her family of six lives in a home on her grandparent’s land made of wooden planks and sheets of aluminum. Emely is four years old and loves learning in preschool and playing with her friends and older siblings. Both of Emely’s parents were fortunate to finish middle school, an unusual accomplishment in their community. However, their family’s income is less than $100 per month and although education is very important to them, they struggle to pay for their children’s education. Sponsorship would enable Emely to continue in school and would be life changing for her.
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Name: Ana Maria

Country: Guatemala

Age: 5

Ana Maria


Country: Guatemala

Age: 5


Ana Maria is 5 years old. She lives in the small rural area of Las Minas with her parents and three siblings. Ana Maria’s father works as a bricklayer in their small community. Her older sister dropped out of school after sixth grade, which is common in this community, for lack of supplies and the family’s need for her to begin working. Ana Maria’s parents dream of her going further and graduating from high school. Sponsorship will be very important, even life changing, for this little one and her family.
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Name: Betelihem

Country: Ethiopia

Age: 11

Betelihem


Country: Ethiopia

Age: 11


Betelihem lives in a small rented house with her mother and her siblings. She is the middle child of three. Her father is deceased and her mother suffers from serious illness and is rarely able to work. Her wages do not provide stable food access or basic necessities for the family. Betlihem enjoys learning but the family cannot provide the simple materials necessary for school so she must borrow a classmates pencil in order to do her work. Your sponsorship would bring life-changing support to this child.
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Name: Haben

Country: Ethiopia

Age: 14

Haben


Country: Ethiopia

Age: 14


Haben lives with his mother and brother in a small hut in Mekelle zone in Ethiopia. Haben’s mother is unable to work – leaving the family with no means to meet even their basic needs.Haben enjoys learning and attends school but does so without any of the supplies required for the classroom and often arrives on an empty stomach. When he is able to attend school he receives lunch there – however he has recently missed over four months of school and lunches due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Your sponsorship would provide life changing relief to this child and his family.
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Name: Ararsa

Country: Ethiopia

Age: 14

Ararsa


Country: Ethiopia

Age: 14


Ararsa enjoys school especially the areas of reading and research. He is one of the top ten students in his class and often helps his younger brother with schooling as well. His mother works as a daily laborer, but due to illness is often unable to work. Her sporadic wages are not enough to buy food and fulfill basic needs for the family. This means Ararsa often goes to school with an empty stomach. Your sponsorship would help provide him with enough food and access to basic life necessities.
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Name: Mahalaxmi

Country: India

Age: 14

Mahalaxmi


Country: India

Age: 14


Mahalaxmi is 14 and lives with her mother, father and older brother in a 10' x 10' rented room in Shivshakti Nagar slum community in India. They are able to use a small place in the building for bathing indoors but their living space has no bathroom and they must use a public pay toilet. Before COVID-19, her father worked as an assistant cook in a hotel and her mother as a house cleaner, and their income did not enable the family to meet basic needs. With the pandemic, work and income has decreased. Despite devastating financial hardship, the family prioritizes the education of the children. They see that Mahalaxmi regularly attends school. Her teacher notes that she is a child with great potential – who works hard to reach it. She works to overcome self-esteem issues but has strong friendships with her classmates.
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Name: Yogansh

Country: India

Age: 10

Yogansh


Country: India

Age: 10


Yogansh lives with his mother, father and grandmother in a one room rented apartment in the Masjid Bandar slum community in India. He is an active young boy who likes to play outdoor games like cricket and football. This past year, his father became ill and has been unable to work steadily. This compounded the already dire financial situation the family was in. His mother has been able to find part-time work in an office, but must split her time to take care of her young son, ill husband and the elderly grandmother. Despite the family’s hardship, Yoganesh attends school regularly and is a good student. Our partner social workers in India report that his parents are very proud of their son who is said to be “good, responsible, very good in studies and well mannered.”
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Name: Degenesh

Country: Ethiopia

Age: 13

Degenesh


Country: Ethiopia

Age: 13


Degenesh is a shy and quiet 13-year old who loves music and playing with her two younger sisters. Her favorite thing to do is read, but she is struggling in school because she doesn’t have supplies for class. With support from a sponsor, Degnesh can attend school with a book and pencils that ensure that she continues her education.
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Name: Million

Country: Ethiopia

Age: 13

Million


Country: Ethiopia

Age: 13


Million lives in Mekelle, in northern Ethiopia, with is mother and sister. He is a helpful child and assists his mom around the house. He is a smart boy and likes school, however, he does not have the proper materials. Your sponsorship will make it possible for him to have the school supplies he needs to stay in school and for his family to meet their basic needs.
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Name: Hayelom

Country: Ethiopia

Age:

Hayelom


Country: Ethiopia

Age:


Hayelom lives with his mother in Mekelle in northern Ethiopia. The mother is interested to start a business but has some health issues that impact her ability to have a reliable income. With the support and guidance provided through your sponsorship, Hayelom’s mother will be able to have an income, and Hayelom will be able to stay in school.
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Name: Natnael

Country: Ethiopia

Age:

Natnael


Country: Ethiopia

Age:


Natnael lives in northern Ethiopia with his mother. He and his older siblings all attend school, but the family struggles to meet their daily needs, including school supplies, If, given the proper support, Natnael’s mother would like to start a small business selling coffee and tea. Your sponsorship will give him the support and guidance he needs to meet his basic needs and possibly start a business.
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Name: Sainath

Country: India

Age: 15

Sainath


Country: India

Age: 15


Sainath lives with his mother, grandmother and siblings in Mumbai's Masjid Bunder slum community. Sainath's mother works full time as a domestic maid but struggles with the educational expenses for her children. She is described as being highly motivated towards her children's education. Sainath was referred by his teacher for sponsorship assistance. He is dilligent about his school work and participates actively in his education. By sponsoring Sainath you will allow him the opportunity to achieve his goals in life.
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Name: Mansi

Country: India

Age: 17

Mansi


Country: India

Age: 17


Mansi lives with her parents, grandmother and siblings in Mumbai's Colaba slum community. Her parents work on the docks and feel the stress of their limited income. Mansi's parents are motivated towards their children's education. Mansi is a strong student who understands the concepts well and asks her teacher clarifying questions. She is expressive and shares her thoughts. By sponsoring Mansi you will alow her the opportunity to achieve her dreams.
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Name: Prachi

Country: India

Age: 14

Prachi


Country: India

Age: 14


Prachi lives with her parents and siblings in Mumbai's Masjid Bunder slum community. Her parents work very hard but struggle to meet the family's needs. Prachi's mother has taken an interest in her children's education. Prachi is described as a friendly child who is good in her studies. By sponsoring Prachi you will enable her to dream of a brighter future.
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Name: Devika

Country: India

Age: 17

Devika


Country: India

Age: 17


Devika lives with her mother, grandmother and siblings in a Mumbai slum community. Her mother works as a domestic maid and finds it difficult to meet the family's basic needs and educational expenses. Devika is motivated towards her education and actively participates in school activities. By sponsoring Devika you will make her future brighter.
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Name: Karuna

Country: India

Age: 17

Karuna


Country: India

Age: 17


Karuna lives with her family in Mumbai's Colaba slum community. Karuna's mother is motivated towards her children's education. Karuna works hard and sponsorship will ensure her chances for continuing her education.
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Name: Ritesh

Country: India

Age: 15

Ritesh


Country: India

Age: 15


Ritesh lives with his parents and sister in a Mumbai slum community. He was referred by his teacher for sponsorship assistance. Ritesh is described as a happy and bubbly child with many friends at school. He works hard in his studies and sponsorship will allow him to continue towards a path of success.
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