Sponsor a Child
You can support universal education one child at a time with our partner the Pies Descalzos Foundation. They call their monthly sponsors “Godparents” to reflect the supportive, encouraging nature of the relationships. Sponsors provide basic needs and lets a child know that someone outside cares. Some sponsors develop a close relationship with their child, while for others it is a wonderful way to know they are making a concrete difference in the world every month.
For your $30 monthly gift, your child will receive an education, uniforms, books, nutritious food, recreational activities and homework support while also letting him or her know that they matter. You will see your donation further his or her development and improve the lives for his or her whole family. When you join this program, you will receive a picture of the child as well as a letter with his or her life story.
Change two lives: your own and the life of a child affected by poverty and violence.
Please note that this program is through our Colombia partner, the Pies Descalzos Foundation, and donations made will go directly through that organization. By clicking below, you will be redirected to their site.
Age: thirteen years old
Her story: Lucy and her seven brothers and sisters fled the violence of the FARC guerrillas. Although they were very grateful to have escaped the fighting, they had to leave everything behind. Starting over with no friends or family was extremely difficult, and last year Lucy started working with her mother to help support the family. She is about to finish elementary school and wants to continue studying, but she won’t be able to without help.