Sponsor Erick

/Sponsor Erick

Sponsor Erick

From: $0.00 / month

Gender Male
Birth Date October 28, 2009
Age 10 years old
Grade 3rd Grade
School Dreamer Center (Centro Soñador)
Country Guatemala

Biography

Erick lives in Jocotenango with his mother, stepfather and sister. Their house is rented by the family and made out of cement blocks. Erick’s stepfather is a taxi driver who earns around $380 a month. His mother doesn’t work, but looks after the home and sometimes helps out in the kitchens at the Dreamer Center.

Erick’s favorite thing to do is play football, which he likes to do during playtime at school. His favorite color is blue. Erick likes to listen to Reggaeton music, especially his favorite singer Ozuna. Erick’s favorite animal is a giraffe.

In school Erick’s favorite subject is math. He finds math a bit tricky but made good progress last year, which is why he is enjoying it. When he grows up Erick would like to be a doctor because he likes how doctors help people. He would also like to be a professional soccer player and was very happy to go and watch a soccer match recently with his stepfather.

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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.