Sponsor Aura

From: $5.00 / month

Gender Female
Birth Date February 14, 2005
Age 18 years old
Grade 7th Grade
School Scheel Center (Centro Scheel)
Country Guatemala


Aura lives in Jocotenango with her parents, brother and sister. Their house is made of cement blocks and has a ceramic floor. It consists of only one room, and there are two beds for the five family members to share. The family use a tabletop stove to cook their food. Aura’s dad works delivering Prensa Libre newspapers and earns around Q1200 ($153) a month. Aura’s mother is a catalogue salesperson.

Aura’s favorite animals are dogs and her favorite colors are black and blue. She likes listening to reggaeton music and playing basketball in her spare time.

Aura likes to be sporty and would like to be a P.E teacher when she is older so she can continue to do exercise. In school Aura also likes English lessons and her goal for this year is to learn to speak English.




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.


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