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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 Martine

I am a 16 year old girl from Benin

Martine and family live in a rural community. People farm to feed their families and earn money. Narrow dirt roads wind throughout the villages. During the rainy season they become muddy and hazardous. Streams and rivers are commonly used for washing, drinking and bathing. There are primary and junior high schools but no preschools available. Classrooms are overcrowded. There are shortages of school supplies and textbooks. Health centers are scarce. Those that do exist have shortages of equipment, medicines and personnel. People, who can afford one, use generating units or solar panels for their electric energy needs because the local network operates only in the main county. The families are working hard to improve their lives. Your help is greatly appreciated.

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About Martine

Access To Water

The family's main source of water is a river, stream or lake, up to 30 minutes away.

How They Cook

The family uses wood for cooking.

Type of House

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

Health

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

My Name is Shakila

I am a 16 year old girl from Malawi

Shakila and family live in a community in the southern region of Malawi. Most of the population works as subsistence farmers. Houses are made of mud bricks. There's no electricity in the villages. Families use paraffin lamps during the night and firewood for cooking. Clay soil roads are common throughout the community and are impassable during the rainy season. Many people get drinking water from rivers and waterborne diseases are very common. There are few health facilities available. Those that do exist are located far away. Schools are in disrepair and supplies are inadequate. The families are working hard to improve their lives. Your help is greatly appreciated.

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About Shakila

Access To Water

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

How They Cook

The family uses wood for cooking.

Type of House

Shakila's family lives in a house made of brick with a turf roof and an earth floor.

Health

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

My Name is Mukesh

I am a 16 year old boy from India

Mukesh and family live in a community where the villages consist of scattered houses, some spread over several miles of hilly terrain. Typically, houses are made of timber, mud and dung. Most families are involved in rainfed agriculture and animal rearing is common. Returns from agriculture are very low. Most farmers are barely able to meet their families' basic food needs from their own land. Lentils, flatbread and chilies are commonly eaten at meals. Vegetables are expensive and generally have to be purchased from the marketplace several miles away. The region is characterized by a low education status in terms of adult literacy, made worse by the poor quality of education. People needing medical treatment must travel a long distance to reach a hospital. The families are working hard improve their lives. Your help is greatly appreciated.

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About Mukesh

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

Mukesh's family lives in a house made of dirt with a tile and slate roof and an earth floor.

Health

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

My Name is Last

I am a 16 year old boy from Zimbabwe

Last and family live in a community in the southwestern region of Zimbabwe. An average homestead consists of six members. Almost all the families depend on farming for a living. The poor soil and lack of rainfall produces meager harvests. Houses are made of wood, clay soil and grass-thatched roofs. Instead of electricity, they use wood fuel and parafin lamps. Safe water resources are scarce. The lack of sanitary waste disposal systems increase the spread of disease outbreaks. Schools are in disrepair, overcrowded and lack textbooks, teaching materials and school furniture. 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 eager to improve their lives. Your help is greatly appreciated.

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About Last

Access To Water

The family's main source of water is a well, up to 2 hours away.

How They Cook

The family uses wood for cooking.

Type of House

Last's family lives in a house made of brick with a thatched roof and an earth floor.

Health

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

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