Sponsor Abraán

/Sponsor Abraán

Sponsor Abraán

Gender Male
Birth Date February 15, 2014
Age 6 years old
Grade Preschool
School Dreamer Center (Centro Soñador)
Country Guatemala

Biography

When Abraán was younger his family took him to the doctors as they noticed something was amiss with his eyes. The doctor discovered that Abraán had a cancerous tumor behind his eyes and that they had to operate right away as it was growing rapidly. The doctors had to remove one of Abraán’s eyes to remove the tumor, and so Abraán now has a prosthetic eye. He is currently also losing sight in his other eye, and so we are starting to try and teach him to read braille at the school.

Abraán’s family had to sell everything they owned in order to afford his chemotherapy. They live in a house made of cement blocks and sheet metal in Antigua Guatemala. Abraán’s mother does household tasks to earn money for the family’s food but they no longer have furniture in the house.

Abraán’s favorite color is blue and his favorite animals are dogs. He likes to dance and loves to listen to songs from film soundtracks. He also likes it when we dance in school. When he is at home Abraán likes to play with his toy cars. His goal this year in school is to learn about light and electricity. When he grows up, Abraán would like to be a soccer player, as he likes to play with soccer balls.

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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.