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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 Inussa

I am a 15 year old boy from Guinea-Bissau

Inussa and family live in the area of Bafata. Bafata is a tropical region in the country of Guinea Bissau. The majority of the population lives in zinc-roofed houses built with adobe bricks without water piping or electricity. The region’s enrollment rate remains low and girls are still the most affected with only 46.9% in the school system against 52.2% for boys. Children with disabilities have no access to education due to lack of adequate school infrastructure and parental support. The lack of accessibility to health system and the high rate of illiteracy, especially among women, coupled with a weak financial capacity have contributed to a weak demand for primary health care, favoring the use of traditional medicine. Access to potable water remains a problem for the population. Around 50% still drink unsafe water while 41% are deprived from adequate basic sanitation facilities. The activities Plan has been able to carry out since 1995, include the building of infrastructures, teachers’ training, advocacy for child rights, sensitization on health and hygiene, drilling of water points, institutional support to the government, training and support for a better handling of child rights issues and lobbying for legislation on child protection. Bafata is a region full of potentials for a sustainable development and Plan International plays an essential role in this process.

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About Inussa

Access To Water

The family obtains water all year round from a borehole, collection takes up to 30 minutes.

How They Cook

The family uses wood for cooking.

Type of House

Inussa's family lives in a house made of adobe with a metal roof and an earth floor.

Health

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

My Name is Socheath

I am a 16 year old boy from Cambodia

Socheath and family live in a community northeast of the capital city of Phnom Penh. The communities are accessible by motorcycle or car. Some roads are paved but most are unpaved. The most common methods of transportation are walking, biking or ox-cart. Most houses are made of wood, thatch and bamboo. Over 90% of the population is subsistent farmers. They cultivate rice and work as general laborers when not farming. Local health centers are non-existent. Villagers needing medical treatment must travel one to two hours to reach a health center. There are very few schools and those that do exist are in deteriorating condition. Every school has two sessions of classes - morning and afternoon to accommodate all the school children. The families are working hard to improve their lives your help is greatly appreciated.

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About Socheath

Access To Water

The family obtains water all year round from a borehole, collection takes up to 5 minutes.

How They Cook

The family uses wood for cooking.

Type of House

Socheath's family lives in a house made of cane with a metal roof and a palm floor.

Health

According to the family Socheath has suffered from influenza, received treatment at the mobile health clinic and is fully recovered.

My Name is Nico

I am a 16 year old boy from Philippines

Nico and family live in a community where most people generate income through fishing and farming activities. Due to the lack of Irrigation systems farmers take advantage of the the excess water that comes during the rainy season. Houses are small and are mostly made up of light indigenous materials. Many are situated dangerously close to the main road. Water for drinking is obtained from nearby wells and hand pumps. Access to sanitary waste facilities is limited. Traditional medicines are typically used to cure illnesses. For emergency medical treatment, people must travel long distances to reach hospitals. Some homes have electricity but there are frequent brown-outs. Banking services are non-existent. Although your sponsored family works hard, it is difficult to make ends meet. Your sponsorship will make a difference in their lives.

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About Nico

Access To Water

The family obtains water all year round from a borehole, collection takes up to 30 minutes.

How They Cook

The family uses wood for cooking.

Type of House

Nico's family lives in a house made of plywood with a thatched roof and a wooden floor.

Health

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

My Name is Laiwen

I am a 16 year old boy from China

Laiwen and family live in a mountainous community in central China. Most families make livings as farmers growing vegetables and raising cattle. Crop yields are usually too small for the families to support themselves. Walking or traveling by motorcycle or bicycle is the common method of transportation. There is a hospital available in the town center and a couple of village clinics. However, there are shortages of staff, medical equipment and supplies. There junior high and primary schools but no kindergartens. Schools lack teaching equipment, are located far away, and students must travel over a rough mountain road to reach them. Most people use water from the river for their needs causing widespread diseases among people, especially children. The families are working hard to improve their lives. Your help is greatly appreciated.

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About Laiwen

Access To Water

The family uses water piped into their compound all year round.

How They Cook

The family uses coal for cooking.

Type of House

Laiwen's family lives in a house made of brick with a tile and slate roof and a tiled floor.

Health

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