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One Letter's Amazing Journey


During this festive season of generosity and goodwill, it’s not just letters to Santa making their way around the world. Plan’s child sponsors and their sponsored children are exchanging letters and pictures, too! We think there’s something really special about these letters, and you can be part of the holiday magic. Become a child sponsor, add to your sponsorship family, or share this video with a friend today!

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You fill our hearts with gratitude. Thank you for brightening so many lives.

My Name is Ahmed

I am a 16 year old boy

Ahmed and family live in a community in north of Egypt. Families spend their day working and trying to obtain the necessities of food and clean water, starting at sunrise and ending after sunset. There is little time for relaxation. Schools are in disrepair and have shortages of books and materials. Health centers are unable to provide adequate treatment due to insufficient equipment and limited medicine and medical supplies. Sanitary waste facilities are needed. The families are eager to improve their lives. Your help is greatly appreciated.

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About Ahmed

Access To Water

The family's water is piped into their dwelling.

How They Cook

The family uses liquefied petroleum gas for cooking.

Type of House

Ahmed's family lives in a house made of cement with a cement roof and a tiled floor.

Health

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

My Name is Jose

I am a 16 year old boy

Jose lives in a community in the west of the Dominican Republic. Few roads provide access to this community and it is very difficult to reach during the rainy season. Most families earn their living farming, although few own their land. Schools in the community have deteriorated and the health center is poorly staffed. Women fetch water from nearby streams which are contaminated due to the lack of garbage disposal. Few families have access to latrines. The families are eager to improve their lives. Your help is greatly appreciated.

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About Jose

Access To Water

The family's water is piped into their compound.

How They Cook

The family uses coal for cooking.

Type of House

Jose's family lives in a house made of cement with a cement roof and a cement floor.

Health

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

My Name is Luis

I am a 16 year old boy

Your sponsor child and family live in a small house. It is crowded with sparse furnishings. A large part of the family income is spent on food. Meals consist mainly of cereal grains and potatoes. Meat is too expensive to be eaten except on special occasions. Many children in poor families suffer from chronic malnutrition. Although they work very hard, the family does not earn enough to make ends meet. They hoped living in the city would bring them work and a better life. Your help is greatly appreciated.

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About Luis

Access To Water

The family's water is piped into their compound.

How They Cook

The family uses liquefied petroleum gas for cooking.

Type of House

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

Health

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

My Name is Tariro

I am a 15 year old girl

Tariro and family live in a community in the northern region of Zimbabwe. Families depend on farming to feed themselves and generate income. Much of the land is infertile and together with severe drought causes poor harvests and food shortages. Safe drinking water resources are limited. 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 Tariro

Access To Water

The family's main source of water is a well, up to 30 minutes away.

How They Cook

The family uses wood for cooking.

Type of House

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

Health

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

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