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Your sponsorship story is a powerful tool

Your sponsorship story is a powerful tool

Why did you choose to sponsor a child? Maybe you traveled to an impoverished part of the world and were inspired to share what you have with those who have less. Maybe you saw a child’s face on our website and couldn’t stand the thought of him or her going without...
Why won’t my sponsored child answer me?

Why won’t my sponsored child answer me?

“Do you know Michael Jordan?” “Have you ever met Bill Clinton?” I’ll never forget these questions from my first international pen pal. We were both in grade school, and she lived on the other side of the world. I thought her questions were silly at the time. Now,...
Emmanuel’s dreams are in danger

Emmanuel’s dreams are in danger

The teachers came. Desks and books arrived. But when the new school opened in Emmanuel’s village, he didn’t know how much it would change his life. Emmanuel grew up in a family of poor laborers. Both of his parents work in the fields — harvesting, weeding, planting,...
How does school differ around the world?

How does school differ around the world?

Here in America, most kids are halfway through their summer break. Before we know it, though, binders and pencils will go on sale, and stores will be packed with parents and their children filling up their carts with new notebooks and backpacks. That can only mean one...
Child sponsorship: What your monthly gift provides

Child sponsorship: What your monthly gift provides

Maybe you’ve just received your sponsorship packet in the mail, or maybe you’ve been a child sponsor for years. Either way, you may be wondering, “What does my $35 monthly gift actually provide?” While it varies a bit from program to program, every sponsored child...
Eve is waiting for a sponsor

Eve is waiting for a sponsor

When I was 5 years old, I wanted to be a teacher just like my mom. Eve wants to be a teacher, too. I loved singing and often sang in church with my family. Eve also enjoys music, and she loves to sing and play with her sisters. I was the oldest child in my family, and...
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