For poor children and their families, poverty is a place where there is a scarcity of hope, and an excess of fear.
Affordable, healthy food is in short supply, while parasites and disease thrive. Six million children under the age of 5 die as a result of hunger and malnutrition every year.
With parents struggling to make ends meet on a few dollars a day, it is all too common for impoverished children to go to bed hungry. For many, education is considered a luxury. Lacking such things as school supplies or uniforms can keep a poor child from attending school.
Oftentimes, medical and dental care is unavailable or difficult to access, let alone afford. Simple, preventive ailments like diarrhea can be deadly when you are a poor child.
But with the support of sponsors, Children International is giving hundreds of thousands of children hope – and a chance to rise above their desperate circumstances and to live with dignity.
Your free information kit explains how sponsoring a child impacts every aspect of his or her life:
-- Health: access to a doctor, dentist, vaccines and medicine
-- Education: uniforms and school supplies, tuition assistance, access to libraries and tutoring
-- Nutrition: malnutrition screenings, feeding programs, supplements and educational programs
-- Youth: peer education, leadership and vocational training, civic responsibility and scholarships
-- Community: clean-water, latrine and micro-enterprise projects
-- Family: household items, income-generation programs, educational opportunities and housing and home-repair assistance
More than 250,000 people worldwide are already sponsors – click “Sign” now and Children International will send you a free information kit that tells you how you can give a poor child a new chance at a better life. If you decide to become a sponsor, your gift will be only $22 a month.