Sponsor Rebeca

/Sponsor Rebeca

Sponsor Rebeca

From: $0.00 / month

Gender Female
Birth Date April 18, 2009
Age 11 years old
Grade 5th Grade
School Dreamer Center (Centro Soñador)
Country Guatemala

Biography

Rebeca lives with her mother, grandparents and sister in a small two-room house. The outer walls are built out of cement blocks and inside there is sheet metal to create rooms. The floor is part cement and part earth. Rebeca’s mother works in a hotel making beds and earns about Q3000 ($380) per month. Rebeca’s father no longer lives with or supports the family. Unfortunately, her grandmother has diabetes and needs medication, which is paid for by Rebeca’s mother and her grandfather.

Rebeca likes to read in her spare time. She likes to take time to be calm and listen to calming music, especially when she is reading. Rebeca’s favorite color is purple and her favorite animals are dogs.

In school, Rebeca’s favorite subject is math and her goal for this year is to pass her classes and move up to sixth grade. When she grows up she would like to be a veterinarian because she loves animals so much.

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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.