Sponsor Adolfo

/Sponsor Adolfo

Sponsor Adolfo

Gender Male
Birth Date December 31, 2006
Age 13 years old
Grade Accelerated Primary Program
School Scheel Center (Centro Scheel)
Country Guatemala

Biography

Adolfo lives in San Pedro Las Huertas with his mother, father and four siblings. He has a fifth sibling who has disappeared. The family lives on a farm and looks after the house for the owners in exchange for staying there. The house is made of wood and sheet metal and the floor is cement. The house is made up of only one room that the family share, and the bathroom is external to the house. The family do not have much furniture apart from the beds and use firewood to cook. There are four beds between the seven family members.

Adolfo’s father is an alcoholic and is not currently working. His mother sells tortillas and earns around Q20 ($2.5) a day. Adolfo’s older brother works to help pay for the family’s food. Adolfo’s younger sister has Down syndrome and goes to a special school.

Adolfo’s favorite color is red and his favorite animals are cats. In his spare time Adolfo likes to listen to music, and his favorite singer is Ozuna. In school Adolfo enjoys practicing his handwriting so that he can write neatly. When he is older he would like to be a professional football player.

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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.