Sponsor Abigail

/Sponsor Abigail

Sponsor Abigail

Gender Female
Birth Date January 5, 2004
Age 15 years old
Grade 8th Grade
School Scheel Center (Centro Scheel)
Country Guatemala

Biography

Abi (her nickname) lives with her single mother and her siblings. They live in a small one room house made of wood with a cement floor. To take care of the family, her mother cleans houses. She only earns about $120 per month.

Abi likes playing with her sister and listening to rhythmic music. She also likes to read and to learn new things. Her favorite color is yellow. She likes horses. Her favorite class at the Scheel Center is citizenship. Her goal is to do well in school and continue passing all her classes until she graduates. She would like to be a bilingual secretary someday because she likes to learn to speak other languages.

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Child Sponsorship Program

The children in our sponsorship program are orphaned, abandoned, or come from extremely poor families who are eager to escape from the poverty that has trapped their family for generations. The GOD’S CHILD Project’s philosophy is that through education, housing, and healthcare, together we can “break the bitter chains of poverty.”

Currently, there are over 500 children being sponsored by almost 1,000 padrinos, or godparents. Children exchange letters, cards and photos regularly with their sponsors. Sponsors also have the opportunity to visit their sponsored child and meet them in person.

Sponsored children receive money for education costs, clothes, shoes, food and medical care every month. We pay school fees for these boys and girls, and buy their school uniforms, books and supplies. These children and their families need to take their studies seriously, and we ask that children maintain a B average. We also teach parents the value of education so the whole family takes the child’s studies seriously.

In addition, we provide children and their families with other essentials such as food, medical and dental care, crisis intervention counseling, clothing, and lots of loving structure on which they depend while they battle the dynamics of poverty.

Our direct cost to care for each child is $120 per month for a child who lives with his/her own family, and $160 per month for each child who lives with a program foster family.  With the latter, $50 a month goes right to the foster family.  We ask you to help sponsor a child with an amount within your budget. Unlike almost all other charities, we do not set a fixed amount to sponsor a child, and many sponsors donate less than this, requiring multiple sponsors for each child in the program. We know that some people can give more, and others less. We appreciate all sponsorships very much.