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What makes an effective child sponsorship program?

At Plan International USA, we offer a smart and tested way to form inspiring connections with amazing children, while empowering communities all around the world.

We focus less on feeding, clothing, and sheltering communities, and more on equipping them with the tools to feed, clothe, and shelter themselves by allocating funds to where they are needed most. This approach maximizes impact while allowing our sponsors to develop meaningful connections with brave, determined children.

Through this unique partnership, both sponsors and sponsored children are continually inspired and reaffirmed in their commitment to making the world a better place.

My Name is Rosalie

I am a 16 year old girl from Burkina Faso

Rosalie and family live in the area of South West, Burkina Faso. South West is approx. 381 kilometers from the capital city of Ouagadougo. The land is very wide and rough with hills and two rivers-Bougouriba and Mouhoun. Families live in traditional houses built with mud and sticks, called “Sukala”. More than 56% of all households in South West live below the poverty line which is estimated at about $165/year/adult. Many children particular girls do not have access to primary and secondary school due to few classrooms and the poor living conditions of their parents. The majority drop out of school because of difficult conditions, violence, walking long distances, food shortage, forced or early marriages, and unwanted pregnancies. Plan since 1993, has made a significant difference in the lives of the people. Plan built and rehabilitated over 300 classrooms for primary and secondary schools. Students were provided with school supplies and classroom desks. This led to an increase in enrollment of children especially girls. Plan supported child vaccinations and provided all households in the region with treated mosquito nets. Plan also supported the training of health professionals and village health workers, built 190 boreholes and 268 school latrines, protecting children from preventable diseases. Plan will continue to work on malnutrition problems, primary education, child rights and develop communication skills of children thru capacity building programs.

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About Rosalie

Access To Water

The family's main source of water is a borehole, up to an hour away.

How They Cook

The family uses wood for cooking.

Type of House

Rosalie's family lives in a house made of dirt with a turf roof and an earth floor.

Health

According to the family, Rosalie has been healthy and not suffered from any serious illness.

My Name is Marjati

I am a 15 year old girl from Indonesia

Marjati and family live in a community in the East Nusa Tenggara province. Beaches, low scrub bushes, rocky hills and mountains make up the landscape. Very few roads are paved and they are often impassable during the rainy season. Most houses are made of wood and bamboo. Medical services are not readily available. Many families have their own plots of land. The main crop grown is corn. There is a primary school in each village, but distance, heavy rain and the family's need for additional labor can hinder a child's attendance. The families are working hard to improve their lives. Your help is greatly appreciated.

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About Marjati

Access To Water

The family's main source of water is rain water collected.

How They Cook

The family uses wood for cooking.

Type of House

Marjati's family lives in a house made of adobe with a thatched roof and an earth floor.

Health

According to the family, Marjati has been healthy and not suffered from any serious illness.

My Name is Mannford

I am a 16 year old boy from Zimbabwe

Mannford and family live in a community in the southwestern region of Zimbabwe. An average homestead consists of six members. Almost all the families depend on farming for a living. The poor soil and lack of rainfall produces meager harvests. Houses are made of wood, clay soil and grass-thatched roofs. Instead of electricity, they use wood fuel and parafin lamps. Safe water resources are scarce. The lack of sanitary waste disposal systems increase the spread of disease outbreaks. Schools are in disrepair, overcrowded and lack textbooks, teaching materials and school furniture. There are few health centers available. They have insufficient supplies of medicines and medical equipment. People must travel long distances to reach a hospital for treatment of major illnesses. The families are eager to improve their lives. Your help is greatly appreciated.

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About Mannford

Access To Water

The family's main source of water is a public stand pipe, up to 30 minutes away.

How They Cook

The family uses wood for cooking.

Type of House

Mannford's family lives in a house made of covered brick walls with a thatched roof and an earth floor.

Health

According to the family, Mannford has been healthy and not suffered from any serious illness.

My Name is Edgar

I am a 14 year old boy from Honduras

Edgar and family live in a community in the southwest of Honduras. Men work as farmers, or day laborers. Women also work in farming or have part-time jobs baking bread to sell or sewing clothes. Very few homes have access to electricity and people use candles or gas burners to light their homes. Most people have access to running water systems but some get water from unprotected sources such as rivers or streams. Common methods of transportation are walking, horseback or bicycle. There are health facilities and schools. However, basic equipment and supplies are needed. The families are eager to improve their lives. Your help is greatly appreciated.

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About Edgar

Access To Water

The family's water is piped into their dwelling.

How They Cook

The family uses wood for cooking.

Type of House

Edgar's family lives in a house made of bamboo and mud with a metal roof and a cement floor.

Health

According to the family, Edgar has been healthy and not suffered from any serious illness.

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