|Birth Date||Feb 25, 2008|
|Age||9 years old|
Dreamer Center (Centro Soñador)
Yamilet (her preferred name) lives with her grandfather and 1 sister in a small laminate and wooden house with a cement floor. Although her grandfather has heart problems, he works in construction and earns very little, about $200 per month.
Yamilet likes to play hide and seek and to play with cats. Her favorite color is yellow and she likes bachata music. Her favorite class is Spanish. She plans to study a lot this year. She wants to be a teacher because she likes to teach children.
Unfortunately, Yamilet’s mother is in jail. Currently the bachelor of legal affairs of the program is helping so she can be released as soon as possible since she has been acquitted. 3 years and a half ago she was accused of attempted murder of a “tuc-tucquero” (a type of taxi driver).
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.