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Today, more than 1.5 million children are sponsored through Plan International USA, but many more are waiting for a hero like you.

Plan's child sponsorship program offers a smart and tested way to form an inspiring connection with a child. 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 become a sponsor, you can form a life-long bond that inspires and transforms entire communities.

You're just moments away from a gift that can change a child's life forever.

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My Name is Sofiya

I am a 16 year old girl from Rwanda

Sofiya and family live in a community in the eastern province of Rwanda. Many of the houses are built of mud and wattle. The most common methods of transportation are walking or bicycling. The majority of the population works as farmers. Soil quality is poor and a contributing factor in low crop production. Firewood is used as fuel for cooking. Water sources are contaminated and situated faraway. Illnesses from waterborne diseases are widespread, particularly among the young. Classrooms are overcrowded and school buildings are in disrepair. There are shortages of desks, chairs, teaching materials and qualified teachers. There are few health facilities available. People with serious medical conditions must travel to a hospital located quite a distance away. The families are eager to improve their lives. Your help is greatly appreciated.

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About Sofiya

Access To Water

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

How They Cook

The family uses straw for cooking.

Type of House

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

Health

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

My Name is George

I am a 16 year old boy from Zimbabwe

George and family live in a community in the southern region of Zimbabwe. Crop farming and cattle rearing are the main sources of income for people. Houses have mud walls and floors, and thatched roofs. Access of safe drinking water is a challenge. Many people use unprotected river and streams. Waste disposal and garbage collection are non-existent. Schools are in disrepair, overcrowded and there are shortages of desks, materials and textbooks. Health centers have insufficient medicines and medical equipment. The families are eager to improve their lives. Your help is greatly appreciated.

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About George

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

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

Health

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

My Name is Suide

I am a 16 year old girl from Ethiopia

Suide 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 Suide

Access To Water

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

How They Cook

The family uses wood for cooking.

Type of House

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

Health

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

My Name is Essognim

I am a 16 year old boy from Togo

Essognim and family live in a rural community. Farming is the main occupation of the population. Houses usually consist of one or two rooms and are made of mud bricks and covered with straw. Roadways are unpaved, making travel particularly difficult during the rainy season. Health centers are located far away leaving people to travel long distances to receive medical attention. Communities lack safe water resources and sanitary waste facilities. Schools are overcrowded and there are shortages of supplies and teaching materials. The families are working hard to improve their lives. Your help is greatly appreciated.

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About Essognim

Access To Water

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

How They Cook

The family uses wood for cooking.

Type of House

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

Health

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

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