Sponsor Yeremy

/Sponsor Yeremy

Sponsor Yeremy

From: $0.00 / month

Gender Male
Birth Date April 11, 2003
Age 17 years old
Grade 7th Grade
School Scheel Center (Centro Scheel)
Country Guatemala

Biography

Yeremy lives with his mother and two sisters in Jocotenango. His father passed away. The family’s house is made of cement blocks and sheet metal, and has an earth floor. They share one room and use a table top stove to cook. Yeremy’s mother earns money by completing household tasks in other people’s houses as well as doing work as a stylist. She earns around Q960 ($122) a month.

Yeremy was born with kidney problems and, four years ago, needed a kidney transplant. He received his kidney from his mother. Yeremy takes medicine to help with his kidney problems and has to regulate his diet and water intake when his kidneys are causing him problems. Yeremy receives help from a hospital in Guatemala City who pay for his medicine, although they will only support him until he is 18. Yeremy and his family still have to cover other costs such as transport to medical appointments and medical examination costs.

Yeremy’s favorite color is white and his favorite animals are dogs. He likes the music of Bad Bunny and Ozuna. Yeremy likes to draw things in his spare time.

Yeremy is really happy to be studying at school as he knows how important it is for his future. His favorite subject in school is math and his goal this year is to pass his classes and to continue bettering himself. When he grows up, Yeremy would like to be a doctor because he would like to help children get better.

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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.