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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.

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

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My Name is Mommina

I am a 16 year old girl from Ethiopia

Mommina 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 Mommina

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

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

Health

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

My Name is Miguel

I am a 11 year old boy from El Salvador

Miguel and family live in a small house in a rural community. The walls of their house are made of adobe, the roof of tile. The house is sparsely furnished. Rice and beans are the staple of the diet. Most of the family's monthly income is spent on food. Meat is too expensive to eat except on very special occasions. Although the family works very hard, it is difficult to make ends meet. Your sponsorship can help change their lives.

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About Miguel

Access To Water

The family's water is piped into their dwelling.

How They Cook

The family uses wood for cooking.

Type of House

Miguel's family lives in a house made of cement blocks with a corrugated asbestos sheeting roof and a cement floor.

Health

According to the family Miguel has been ill in the last 12 months, he received treatment at the health centre and is now fully recovered.

My Name is Jacqueline

I am a 11 year old girl from Togo

Jacqueline 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 Jacqueline

Access To Water

The family's main source of water is a borehole, up to 5 minutes away.

How They Cook

The family uses wood for cooking.

Type of House

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

Health

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

My Name is Karishmar

I am a 13 year old girl from Zimbabwe

Karishmar and family live in a community in the eastern region of Zimbabwe. Most people are subsistence farmers. Much of the land is infertile and together with severe drought causes poor harvests and food shortages. Paraffin lamps and candles are used to provide lighting at night. Schools are overcrowded and have shortages of textbooks, desks teaching materials, and sports equipment. The lack of sanitary waste disposal systems spreads disease and sickness among people, especially young children. 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 working hard to improve their lives. Your help is greatly appreciated.

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About Karishmar

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

Karishmar's family lives in a house made of brick with a corrugated asbestos sheeting roof and a cement floor.

Health

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

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