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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.
My Name is Luis-Ariel
I am a 16 year old boy from Bolivia
Luis-Ariel and family live in a small, sparsely furnished house made of home-made clay bricks. The house has no electricity, no bath or toilet facilities, or clean water. Unemployment is widespread, but your family works hard at irregular jobs and in their own small field, which they must rent to make ends meet. Diarrhea and tropical diseases strike them frequently. The families are working hard to make ends meet. Your help is greatly appreciated.Sponsor This Child
Access To WaterThe family's water is piped into their compound.
How They CookThe family uses liquefied petroleum gas for cooking.
Type of HouseLuis-ariel's family lives in a house made of brick with a shingle roof and a cement floor.
HealthAccording to the family, Luis-ariel has been healthy and not suffered from any serious illness.
My Name is Ashiraf
I am a 16 year old boy from Uganda
Ashiraf and family live in the eastern region of Uganda. On average, most families have between two to eight members.Houses are made of mud and wattle, with grass thatched roofs. Farming is the livelihood of most people. Drinking water is unsafe and obtained from far away seasonal open wells, the only available source. Schools are overcrowded and lack furniture, textbooks, teaching materials and sports equipment. The few available health centers lack medical equipment and suffient supplies of medicines. 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 borehole, up to an hour away.
How They CookThe family uses wood for cooking.
Type of HouseAshiraf's family lives in a house made of brick with a metal roof and an earth floor.
HealthAccording to the family, Ashiraf has been healthy and not suffered from any serious illness.
My Name is Abebe
I am a 16 year old boy from Ethiopia
Abebe and family live in a community in the north of Ethiopia. The area is characterized by rugged mountains, severe soil erosion, a lack of vegetation, and unpredictable and insufficient rainfall. In spite of this, agriculture is still the main source of income for people, but it's highly dependent on rainfall. People build their houses on the hillsides, in the hope of escaping the floods that can happen during the rainy season. Community members have 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 rent shacks which are often unsanitary and poorly ventilated. Children are in need of 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 main source of water is a public stand pipe, up to 30 minutes away.
How They CookThe family uses wood for cooking.
Type of HouseAbebe's family lives in a house made of stone with a thatched roof and an earth floor.
HealthAccording to the family, Abebe has been healthy and not suffered from any serious illness.
My Name is Blessing
I am a 16 year old boy from Cameroon
Blessing and family live in the area of Bamenda, which is located in the North West Region of Cameroon. The area has diverse climates from tropical to a dry season. Areas with high altitude are colder. The area has the highest levels of poverty rates in the country. Child abuse is prevalent and moderate physical punishment, which affects a vast majority of children and is accepted as a normal and harmless form of child discipline and required education. The most common illnesses in the area are malaria, malnutrition, diarrhea and upper respiratory infections. Less than 2 children out of 10 aged 4 and 5 years actually attend nursery school because it is not free. Many classrooms are very deplorable with poor and insufficient facilities and dilapidated structures, overcrowded and not convenient for teaching and learning. Plan started working here in 1996 and over the years it achieved a lot of goals. Plan provided financial and technical supported to the Ministry of Health in their routine outreach activities such as vaccination, administration of vitamin A to pregnant women and the deworming of children less than 5 years. Several classrooms were constructed and rehabilitated in addition to the training of 147 teachers. Approximately 15,000 birth certificates were provided to children to help their participation in course examination. Plan supported parents and teachers associations in the construction of over 50 latrines in schools with hand washing facilities.Sponsor This Child