Sponsor Victor

From: $0.00 / month

Gender Male
Birth Date February 7, 2013
Age 10 years old
Grade 1st Grade
School Dreamer Center (Centro Soñador)
Country Guatemala


Victor lives with his mother, sister and grandparents in Jocotenango. Their house is made of wood and sheet metal. The family don’t have an oven or a stove and so have to use firewood to cook their meals. Victor’s mother does not work as she has to look after Victor’s baby sister, and the family is helped out by Victor’s grandfather who pays their rent.

Victor’s favorite song is ‘Osito Gominola’ (Gummy Bear) and his favorite color is green. In his spare time Victor likes to play with his mother’s telephone. Victor’s favorite animals are lions.

In school Victor’s favorite thing to do is ‘tarea’ or handwriting practice. When he grows up Victor would like to be a firefighter in order to put out fires.




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.


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