Sponsor Kevin

/Sponsor Kevin

Sponsor Kevin

From: $0.00 / month

Gender Male
Birth Date December 16, 2006
Age 13 years old
Grade Accelerated Primary Program
School Scheel Center (Centro Scheel)
Country Guatemala

Biography

Kevin lives in Ciudad Vieja with his mother, two brothers and two sisters. The bottom part of the house walls is made of cement blocks and the top part is made from sugar canes. The roof is made of sheet metal and the floor is cement. His mother works collecting coffee beans on a farm. For each sack of coffee beans she collects she earns Q40 ($5) and she usually manages 1 sack a day. Kevin’s aunt also helps out with money, giving around Q1200 a month because the family cares for her children (Kevin’s cousins) while she works.

Kevin’s favorite hobby is playing football with his friends. He likes the color blue and his favorite animals are dogs. Kevin likes to listen to trap music.

In school his favorite subject is math and his goal for this year is to graduate and go on to seventh grade. When he’s older he would like to be a lawyer to be able to help and defend people.

Clear

Category:

Description

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.