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Today, more than 1.5 million children are sponsored through Plan, but many more are waiting for heroes like you.

Plan offers a smart and tested way to form an inspiring connection with a child through child sponsorship. When you become a sponsor, your tax-deductible contributions are pooled to support community-led, self-sustaining projects that address urgent needs in your sponsored-child’s country. This maximizes your impact, allowing you to develop a meaningful connection with a brave, determined child, while improving the lives of many.

When you choose to sponsor a child, you can form a life-long bond that inspires and transforms entire communities.

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My Name is Tahir

I am a 15 year old boy from Ethiopia

Tahir and family live in a community in the southwest of Ethiopia. In each family, on average, there are seven to ten family members living under one roof. Most people depend on farming for income. Houses are round shaped huts made of wood, mud and straw. There is only one health center in the area. When people get sick many prefer to go to nearby traditional practitioners or use herbal medicines. Schools are poorly furnished, and classrooms are overcrowded. There are no preschool centers for children under age seven. Safe drinking water sources are limited. Many people drink water from polluted rivers and streams. Sickness from waterborne diseases is common. Sanitary waste facilities are needed. The families are working hard to improve their lives. Your help is greatly appreciated.

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About Tahir

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

Tahir's family lives in a house made of bamboo and mud with a thatched roof and an earth floor.

Health

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

My Name is Yanri

I am a 16 year old girl from Indonesia

Yanri and family live in a community in province of Nusa Tenggara Timor. The terrain is covered by low scrub bushes, and rocky hills. The area can be extremely dry as the region sometimes goes without rain for extended periods of time. Very few roads are paved and they are often impassable during the rainy season. Houses are poorly ventilated and usually made with hard mud floors and palm leaf walls and doors. Primary schools are available but the distance, heavy rain and the family's need for additional labor can hamper a child's attendance. Health centers need more medical supplies and equipment. Electricity exists in very few villages. Safe water resources and sanitary waste disposal facilities are lacking. The families are working hard to improve their lives. Your help is greatly appreciated.

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About Yanri

Access To Water

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

How They Cook

The family uses wood for cooking.

Type of House

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

Health

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

My Name is Carmen

I am a 13 year old girl from Ecuador

Carmen and family live in a community in the south of Ecuador. The area's terrain is mountainous and conditions are rugged. Houses are made of adobe and have tiles roofs. Most people farm and raise animals to earn money and feed themselves. Health centers have inadequate equipment and medical supplies. Some villages have schools but they are understaffed and equipment and supplies are needed. Safe water resources are limited. Sanitary waste facilities and sewage disposals are needed. The families are working hard to improve their lives. Your help is greatly appreciated.

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About Carmen

Access To Water

The family's water is piped into their dwelling.

How They Cook

The family uses liquefied petroleum gas for cooking.

Type of House

Carmen's family lives in a house made of adobe with a tile and slate roof and an earth floor.

Health

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

My Name is Dania

I am a 13 year old girl from Honduras

Dania and family live in a community in the southwest of Honduras. Most men work as day laborers or farmers growing coffee, corn, beans, and rice, or raising farm animals. Many women work at farming or have part-time jobs sewing, or selling bread, eggs or fruit. The majority of the population has access to running water systems, but some people get water from unprotected sources such as streams and rivers. Very few homes have access to electricity and most community members use candles or gas burners to light their homes. Schools are overcrowded and lack basic equipment and supplies. The families are working hard to improve their lives. Your help is greatly appreciated.

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About Dania

Access To Water

The family's water is piped into their dwelling.

How They Cook

The family uses wood for cooking.

Type of House

Dania's family lives in a house made of adobe with a metal roof and a cement floor.

Health

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

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