Sponsor Diego Enrique

/Sponsor Diego Enrique

Sponsor Diego Enrique

Gender Male
Birth Date March 20, 2011
Age 8 years old
Grade 2nd Grade
School Dreamer Center (Centro Soñador)
Country Guatemala

Biography

Diego lives in San Felipe with his parents and two brothers. The walls of his house are made out of cement blocks, the roof is metal and the floor is made of cement. Diego’s father is a builder’s assistant and earns Q2000 ($255) a month. Diego’s mother does not work and looks after the house. The house has a table top stove and also use firewood to cook.

Diego’s favorite animals are birds and his favorite food is pizza. Diego likes the color red and his favorite musician is Ozuna. At school his favorite activity to do in class is ‘tarea’ which is like handwriting practice. His goal for this year in school is to pass all of his classes.

When he grows up Diego would like to be a police officer because they have guns and they arrest bad people.

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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.