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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 Mama

I am a 14 year old boy from Senegal

Mama and family live in a small, sparsely furnished house. Lack of water for drinking and poor sanitation make disease and ill-health common for most children and their families. Although the common diet of rice, fish and vegetables is nutritious, most people, especially the children, do not have enough to eat. Most of the family income is spent on food. Malaria and stomach ailments are common. Schools are overcrowded. Health centers need more equipment, medicines and supplies. The families are working hard to improve their lives. Your help is greatly appreciated.

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About Mama

Access To Water

The family's water is piped into their dwelling.

How They Cook

The family uses wood for cooking.

Type of House

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

Health

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

My Name is Juliet

I am a 16 year old girl from Ghana

Juliet and family live in the area of Central. Central is located in Winneba, the Central Region of Ghana. The Central Region is the fourth poorest region in Ghana. The land is generally flat with few mountain stretches along the cost. The dominant religion in the area is Christianity, with a few practicing Islam and traditionalists. They live in mud houses with aluminum roofing sheets, while few others live in concrete houses with similar roofs. Lack of health facilities and negative socio-cultural beliefs is a big threat to the wellbeing of children. High infantile death due to malaria, inadequate knowledge between hygiene and health also affects children in the area. Children have to walk daily for almost an hour to back and forth to school. Pre-school children who cannot walk long distances do not have easy access to early learning childhood development which forms part of their basic education. Plan office in the Central area was officially established in October 2011. With the construction of over 100 schools and the provision of teaching and learning materials more children especially girls have been enrolled and retained in schools. The construction of a medical laboratory furnished with medical equipment and training for medical health workers has provided the people in the area with quality health services. The village savings and loans groups in the area are helping mothers to improve upon their incomes to enable them take good care of their children.

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About Juliet

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

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

Health

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

My Name is June

I am a 15 year old girl from Kenya

June and family live in a community located near Lake Victoria. Most people work as farmers. They use some of their produce for their families' consumption and sell the rest at the marketplace. There are very few primary schools in the area. Attending high school requires traveling long distances outside of the communities. Inadequate textbooks and school furniture make learning difficult for students. Most families do not have access to safe water and adequate sanitation facilities. Outbreaks of malaria are common, particularly among the young. The families are working hard to improve their lives. Your help is greatly appreciated.

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About June

Access To Water

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

How They Cook

The family uses wood for cooking.

Type of House

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

Health

According to the family June has been ill in the last 12 months, she received treatment at the hospital and is now fully recovered.

My Name is Samira

I am a 16 year old girl from Niger

Samira and family live in a rural community. Acute respiratory infections, malaria, meningitis, and measles are some of the diseases that are prevalent among children under age five. Poverty is great and educational levels of the general population are extremely low. Schools are overcrowded. Medical facilities need more equipment, medicines and supplies. The families are working hard to improve their situation. Your help will bring welcome relief.

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About Samira

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

Samira's family lives in a house made of covered adobe with a turf roof and an earth floor.

Health

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

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