I have widgets in the sidebars that readers (both of them) can use, if they want to sponsor a child through Compassion International. But widgets don't tell you much, if anything, about the child you will receive, so with four new child packets on hand, I want to tell what little I know about each one. Most of the information comes from the packet, itself, but you can't see those, can you? Basic first fact: Each child lives in extreme poverty.
Eva participates in church activities and is in primary school, where her performance is averge. She enjoys playing with dolls.
Your sponsorship will help the staff at the student center to provide Eva with Bible teaching, nutritious food, medical checkups, outdoor activities, sports, handicraft classes, school uniforms, tuition, academic courses and scholastic materials, as well as worship services, child protection training, and income-generating skills for her parents.
Your love and support will help her to develop her God-given potential. Your letters will encourage her heart; she will be amazed that someone she has never met, who lives far away, could love her! An immediate bond with you will form in her heart and mind, and only never hearing from you will diminish that bond. (The content of this paragraph applies to every child registered in a Compassion project, in any country where Compassion works.)
Four-year-old Kiara lives with her parents and two siblings in a jungle community of Peru. She attends church activities regularly and is in pre-school. Common health problems include malnutrition, anemia, parasites, upper respiratory infections and diarrhea. But the nutritious meal or snack that Kiara receives, every time she attends the project, helps to make her strong.
Your sponsorship allows the staff to provide Kiara with Bible teaching, medical checkups (and treatment of any illness), hygiene and dental education, nutritious meals, sports competitions, birthday celebrations, academic reinforcement, income-generating workshops and computer labs for children to work on homework. Marriage retreats and parenting education for her mom and dad are also provided. Yes, Kiara is a little young to enjoy some of these benefits, but she will be able to participate as she gets older.
Muzungu is 9-1/2 years old. He and his siblings live with their parents in Rwanda. He enjoys soccer and playing group games, attends church activities regularly and is in primary school, where his performance is average.
Rwanda is one of the countries that Compassion has designated as an "AIDS-affected area." That means that every child is considered to have been affected by AIDS--whether infected, living with an infected parent or other family member, orphaned by AIDS, or otherwise associated with someone who has this disease or its relatives. Compassion will never tell a sponsor if his child is infected, to protect the child's dignity and privacy.
Malaria and worms commonly afflict residents in the plains of Ndama, where Muzungu lives. His father is sometimes employed as a farmer and probably earns the equivalent of $16 per month. His community needs tuition assistance, scholastic materials, employment opportunities and caregivers for orphans.