“Ocean First believes that business has a higher social purpose beyond profit. We are inspired by Plan International USA’s work and are proud to offer our customers the opportunity to support children in need worldwide.” – Graham Casden, Founder and Chief Visionary Officer, Ocean First
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 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.
Through this unique partnership, both sponsors and sponsored children are continually inspired and reaffirmed in their commitment to making the world a better place.
You can make a difference. Sponsor a child.
My Name is Alina
I am a 16 year old girl
Alina and family live 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.Sponsor This Child
Access To WaterThe family's water is piped into their dwelling.
How They CookThe family uses liquefied petroleum gas for cooking.
Type of HouseAlina's family lives in a house made of wood with a metal roof and a cement floor.
HealthAccording to the family, Alina has been healthy and not suffered from any serious illness.
My Name is Mamusu
I am a 16 year old girl
Mamusu and family live in a rural community. In recent years, Sierra Leone experienced a rebel war. The political situation has been steadily improving and efforts to address the challenges of post-war transformation are underway. Education is one of the government's highest priorities. Plan's work in Sierra Leone is centered on Education Renewal to rebuild and revitalize educational facilities damaged during the war, and improve the quality of teaching. 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 30 minutes away.
How They CookThe family uses wood for cooking.
Type of HouseMamusu's family lives in a house made of stone with a metal roof and an earth floor.
HealthAccording to the family, Mamusu has been healthy and not suffered from any serious illness.
My Name is Xiaolong
I am a 16 year old boy
Xiaolong 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.Sponsor This Child
Access To WaterThe family's water is piped into their compound.
How They CookThe family uses coal for cooking.
Type of HouseXiaolong's family lives in a house made of brick with a wood roof and a cement floor.
HealthAccording to the family, Xiaolong has been healthy and not suffered from any serious illness.
My Name is Mohamed
I am a 15 year old boy
Mohamed and family live in a community located in the eastern region of Sudan. Houses lack bathrooms or running water. People cook on charcoal and wood stoves. Most of their income is spent on household needs and food. Fresh meat, fruit, milk and vegetables are too expensive to eat except on special occasions. Schools are in disrepair and classrooms are overcrowded. School supplies, teaching materials and textbooks are in short supply. Health centers lack supplies and equipment to provide sufficient care to patients. For emergencies, people must travel long distances to reach a hospital. Although the family works hard, it is difficult to make ends meet. Your help is greatly appreciated.Sponsor This Child