Sponsor Dayana

/Sponsor Dayana

Sponsor Dayana

From: $0.00 / month

Gender Female
Birth Date September 12, 2005
Age 15 years old
Grade 7th Grade
School Scheel Center (Centro Scheel)
Country Guatemala

Biography

Dayana lives in Jocotenango with her mother, brother and 3 uncles. The house they live in has a metal front and inside their room is made of cement blocks. Dayana’s family have one room in the house, and her three uncles each have their own room. Dayana’s parents are separated, and her father sends Q800 ($100) a month to support the family. Dayana’s mother sells different food including sandwiches and earns around Q800 ($100) a month.

Dayana likes the color black and her favorite animals are cats. She loves to dance, especially to rap, trap and a bit of reggaeton music.

Dayana likes being in the Scheel Center and her favorite class is Natural Sciences. Her goal for this year is to achieve everything she sets her mind on. When she grows up, Dayana would like to be a veterinarian because of her love for animals.

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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.