Sponsor Jennifer

/Sponsor Jennifer

Sponsor Jennifer

Gender Female
Birth Date January 2, 2004
Age 14 years old
Grade 6th Grade
School Scheel Center (Centro Scheel)
Country Guatemala

Biography

Jennifer was born on January 2, 2004, and she is 14 years old. She goes to school at the Scheel center, and is currently in 6th grade. Jennifer lives with her parents and one brother in a Casa Azul, a house built by a Service Team.  The family has very limited resources.  Her father works in agriculture but has been in an accident. Her mother cleans houses.  They receive additional support from the God´s Child Project.

Jennifer loves dancing, drawing, and listening to music. She likes the music of Espinoza Paz and bachata.  She likes rabbits and dogs and her favorite colors are purple and blue.  Her favorite classes are communications and math.  She would like to become a doctor someday.

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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.