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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 Makoura
I am a 16 year old girl from Guinea
Makoura and family live in a community in the south of Guinea. Houses are small and made of "banco" (mud-brick). Most of the population works as farmers. They grow the food they eat, and rarely can afford meat. Health facilities are unable to provide sufficient care because of the lack of medical equipment and shortages in medicines and supplies. Schools are overcrowded. There are shortages of textbooks, teaching materials, and supplies. Health centers lack sufficient medicines and medical equipment. The families are working hard to improve their lives. Your help is greatly appreciated.Sponsor This Child
Access To WaterThe family's main source of water is a well, up to 5 minutes away.
How They CookThe family uses wood for cooking.
Type of HouseMakoura's family lives in a house made of brick with a metal roof and a cement floor.
HealthAccording to the family, Makoura has been healthy and not suffered from any serious illness.
My Name is Sheilin-marcela
I am a 16 year old girl from Colombia
Sheilin-marcela and family live in a community in the north of Colombia. Basic services such as safe water, health care, education, sanitary waste disposal systems are limited. There are high rates of acute respiratory infection, especially among young children. Most of the family's income is spent on food. Typical foods include coconut rice, and fish with plantains. Although your sponsored family works very hard to make a living, it is difficult to make ends meet. You can help to change their lives.Sponsor This Child
Access To WaterThe family's main source of water is from a tanker delivering to the community, up to 30 minutes away.
How They CookThe family uses natural gas for cooking.
Type of HouseSheilin-marcela's family lives in a house made of cement blocks with a corrugated asbestos sheeting roof and a cement floor.
HealthAccording to the family, Sheilin-marcela has been healthy and not suffered from any serious illness.
My Name is Mekdelawit
I am a 16 year old girl from Ethiopia
Mekdelawit and family live in a community in central Ethiopia. Many people are very poor and earn income from subsistence businesses or low paying jobs like daily wage laborers. Generally, the area is considered a slum with no sewage or garbage disposal and little access to effective health care. Schools are often split into multiple shifts so that most children are able to attend. Food supplies are hardly substantial and most families live in rented shacks which are often unsanitary and poorly ventilated. Children need many of the basics, like vaccinations and clean water. The families are eager to improve their situation. Your help would be greatly appreciated.Sponsor This Child
Access To WaterThe family's water is piped into their compound.
How They CookThe family uses charcoal for cooking.
Type of HouseMekdelawit's family lives in a house made of plastic and tree sticks with a corrugated asbestos sheeting roof and an earth floor.
HealthAccording to the family, Mekdelawit has been healthy and not suffered from any serious illness.
My Name is Rogerio
I am a 16 year old boy from Timor-Leste
Rogerio and family live in a mountain community. The terrain is rugged. Poor roads and heavy rains during the rainy season make getting to and from school difficult for children. Families are large, often with 10 to 12 children. Most people work as farmers and grow food for their own consumption. Sometimes families can grow enough food to sell at the marketplace. Very few homes have electricity. Kerosene lamps are used to light homes at night. Safe drinking water is inaccessible. Primary schools are overcrowded, lack furniture, books, and sanitary waste facilities. High schools are located in outlying areas. Health clinics are not equipped to meet the needs of patients. The families are working hard to improve their lives. Your help is greatly appreciated.Sponsor This Child