Sponsor Jenifer

/Sponsor Jenifer

Sponsor Jenifer

Gender Female
Birth Date April 23, 2006
Age 13 years old
Grade 8th Grade
School Scheel Center (Centro Scheel)
Country Guatemala

Biography

Jenifer lives in Vista Hermosa with her mother, father and brother. Their house is made of cement blocks and sheet metal and has a cement floor. The house has two beds for the four family members. The family uses a tabletop stove to cook their meals. Jenifer’s father drives a garbage truck and earns around Q1900 ($242) a month.

Jenifer likes to draw and listen to music in her spare time. Her favorite types of music are electronic and rap. Jenifer’s favorite color is light blue, and her favorite animals are dogs.

In school, Jenifer’s favorite class is natural sciences and her goal for the year is to pass her classes. When she is older, she would like to be a surgeon because she would like to help 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.