Sponsor Guadalupe

/Sponsor Guadalupe

Sponsor Guadalupe

Gender Female
Birth Date February 4, 2004
Age 16 years old
Grade 9th Grade
School Scheel Center (Centro Scheel)
Country Guatemala

Biography

Guadalupe lives in Jocotenango in a house that is made from cement and sheet metal. She shares her house with eighteen other people, including her mother, two siblings, four uncles, two aunts and ten cousins. The house has four rooms for the nineteen people and there are ten beds to share between them.

Guadalupe’s father does not live with them or help out with any costs, and so Guadalupe’s mother works as a cleaner to help cover the costs of the house. The family also sells different foods as well.

Guadalupe’s favorite color is pink, and her favorite animals are rabbits. In her spare time, she likes listening to music, in particular reggaeton which is her favorite genre.

At school Guadalupe’s favorite class is home economics and her goal for the year is to pass ninth grade so that she can go on to study further. In the future she would like to be a secretary because she enjoys working with computers.

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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.