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Hope in the rubble: a sponsorship story

Hope in the rubble: a sponsorship story

Lakpi was 15 when an earthquake destroyed her Nepali village in 2015. For most people, a massive earthquake hitting their home qualifies as the biggest moment in their lives. But Lakpi had already experienced her “biggest moment” several years earlier. Lakpi was born...
What will I get when I sponsor a child?

What will I get when I sponsor a child?

Child sponsorship is so much more than just providing a child with essentials such as education, clean water, and healthy food. It’s about forming a relationship with one special child in a small corner of our world — and changing his life. And when you make the...
Doctor. Artist. Superman. What was your dream?

Doctor. Artist. Superman. What was your dream?

Doctor. Firefighter. Artist. Superman. When you were a kid, you probably had big dreams about what you wanted to be when you grew up. A child living in poverty is no different. No matter where they’re from, children around the world love to dream. But many children...

The Case for Sponsoring an Older Child

I want you to join me and think back to your teenage years—hopefully this is not a painful exercise—and think about how you’ve changed since then. A quick poll of my coworkers revealed that most of us now consider ourselves “very different” than when we were...
Correspondence Tips: Share Your World

Correspondence Tips: Share Your World

As you correspond with your sponsored child, you probably ask a lot of questions. You want to know all about them . . . about their life, their family, their hobbies, and interests. But did you know that your sponsored child also wants to know about you? Although...
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