Victor


Gender Male
Birth Date Dec 19, 2008
Age 8 years old
Grade
1st Grade
School
Dreamer Center (Centro SoƱador)
Country
Guatemala

Biography

Victor lives with his father, two brothers and a sister in a very small and poor house built with sheet metal and covered in plastic.  It has a dirt floor. His father is a day worker and earns less than $200 per month.  The family has very scant financial resources. Due to the poor condition of the house, the children are exposed to cold and dust and are frequently sick with colds.

Victor likes to run.  His favorite color is green and he likes dogs.  He likes reggaeton music and his favorite classes are penmanship and drawing. His goal this year is to do well in school because he would like to be an attorney someday so that he can help poor people with legal problems. 

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.

Sponsorship Options

Recurring

$25.00

$35.00

$50.00

$75.00

$100.00

$120.00

$160.00