Child Sponsorship

/Child Sponsorship
  • Sponsor Kevin

    From: $0.00 / month
    Gender Male
    Birth Date December 16, 2006
    Age 13 years old
    Grade Accelerated Primary Program
    School Scheel Center (Centro Scheel)
    Country Guatemala

    Biography

    Kevin lives in Ciudad Vieja with his mother, two brothers and two sisters. The bottom part of the house walls is made of cement blocks and the top part is made from sugar canes. The roof is made of sheet metal and the floor is cement. His mother works collecting coffee beans on a farm. For each sack of coffee beans she collects she earns Q40 ($5) and she usually manages 1 sack a day. Kevin's aunt also helps out with money, giving around Q1200 a month because the family cares for her children (Kevin's cousins) while she works. Kevin's favorite hobby is playing football with his friends. He likes the color blue and his favorite animals are dogs. Kevin likes to listen to trap music. In school his favorite subject is math and his goal for this year is to graduate and go on to seventh grade. When he's older he would like to be a lawyer to be able to help and defend people.
  • Sponsor Lusvin

    From: $5.00 / month
    Gender Male
    Birth Date August 3, 2013
    Age 7 years old
    Grade 1st Grade
    School Dreamer Center (Centro Soñador)
    Country Guatemala

    Biography

    Lusvin lives with his mother and two siblings. His house is made of cement blocks and the floor is made of ceramic tiles. Lusvin's parents are divorced and his mother works as a street cleaner in the Municipality of Pastores, Sacatepéquez. She earns approximately Q2000 ($270) per month. Lusvin's favorite color is blue and his favorite music is Bachata. Lusvin loves to play football at playtime and when he is at home. Lusvin enjoys school, and his goal for this year is to learn to read. When he grows up Lusvin would like to be a veterinarian because he loves to look after animals. Lusvin's favorite animals are dogs, and he was able to look after a dog in his house recently, which led him to want to be a vet when he is older.
  • Sponsor Victor

    From: $0.00 / month
    Gender Male
    Birth Date February 7, 2013
    Age 7 years old
    Grade 1st Grade
    School Dreamer Center (Centro Soñador)
    Country Guatemala

    Biography

    Victor lives with his mother, sister and grandparents in Jocotenango. Their house is made of wood and sheet metal. The family don't have an oven or a stove and so have to use firewood to cook their meals. Victor's mother does not work as she has to look after Victor's baby sister, and the family is helped out by Victor's grandfather who pays their rent. Victor's favorite song is 'Osito Gominola' (Gummy Bear) and his favorite color is green. In his spare time Victor likes to play with his mother's telephone. Victor's favorite animals are lions. In school Victor's favorite thing to do is 'tarea' or handwriting practice. When he grows up Victor would like to be a firefighter in order to put out fires.
  • Sponsor Yeremy

    From: $5.00 / month
    Gender Male
    Birth Date April 11, 2003
    Age 17 years old
    Grade 7th Grade
    School Scheel Center (Centro Scheel)
    Country Guatemala

    Biography

    Yeremy lives with his mother and two sisters in Jocotenango. His father passed away. The family's house is made of cement blocks and sheet metal, and has an earth floor. They share one room and use a table top stove to cook. Yeremy's mother earns money by completing household tasks in other people's houses as well as doing work as a stylist. She earns around Q960 ($122) a month. Yeremy was born with kidney problems and, four years ago, needed a kidney transplant. He received his kidney from his mother. Yeremy takes medicine to help with his kidney problems and has to regulate his diet and water intake when his kidneys are causing him problems. Yeremy receives help from a hospital in Guatemala City who pay for his medicine, although they will only support him until he is 18. Yeremy and his family still have to cover other costs such as transport to medical appointments and medical examination costs. Yeremy's favorite color is white and his favorite animals are dogs. He likes the music of Bad Bunny and Ozuna. Yeremy likes to draw things in his spare time. Yeremy is really happy to be studying at school as he knows how important it is for his future. His favorite subject in school is math and his goal this year is to pass his classes and to continue bettering himself. When he grows up, Yeremy would like to be a doctor because he would like to help children get better.