Sponsor Katherin

/Sponsor Katherin

Sponsor Katherin

Gender Female
Birth Date December 21, 2014
Age 5 years old
Grade Preschool
School Dreamer Center (Centro Soñador)
Country Guatemala

Biography

Katherin lives with her mother, brother, sister, uncle, 3 aunts and her grandparents in San Felipe de Jesús. Their house is made of sheet metal and the floor is earth. Katherin and her siblings share a room with her mother, and there are two beds between them. Katherin’s mother works in a shop selling yoghurt and earns around Q1000 ($127) a month. The family also receive Q700 ($89) from Katherin’s sister’s father each month as well.

Both of Katherin’s older siblings have medical issues that require treatment at the National Hospital; her sister with problems pertaining to her colon and her brother with asthma.

Katherin’s favorite color is pink and her favorite animals are giraffes. She told us that she likes all types of music. When she is at home, Katherin likes to play ball games with her siblings. When she grows up, Katherin would like to be a teacher as she really likes being in school. Her goal for this year is to learn how to do homework.

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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.