When you sponsor a child, you will be personally connected with a boy or girl who will know your name and treasure the thought that you care.
Your support of $38 per month provides life-changing opportunities such as, an opportunity to attend or stay in school, medical care, which often saves lives, nourishing food, mentoring and a safe environment.
The most widely held and understood definition of extreme poverty, established by the World Bank, defines poverty in strictly economic terms – earning less than $1.90 a day.
That equates to an annual income of $693.50 per year. That’s right – less than $700 a year. Around the World – more than 900 million people have no choice. They’re struggling to survive on just $700 per year.
The poor themselves describe poverty in terms of suffering relationships. Dependence, Marginalization, Scarcity, Nothing to eat, Nothing to sell, Restricted rights and Freedoms, Incapacity to make decision, to feed or clothe oneself, to act on one’s own initiative.
Poverty is a cancerous, thieving parasite plaguing the destitute. But it’s not invincible. Poverty is an overwhelming, frightening and debilitating beast.
But it can be defeated.
Poverty is violence itself, and it threatens the inherent dignity of those who endure it. Poverty humiliates and silences. It destroys lives. But it is not inescapable. Like slavery and discrimination, poverty can be overcome.
Maybe it is easier for you to sponsor a child right away, already now, you have read enough in just this few lines and you are aware of the reality, rather than watching this video.