An International
Development
Strategy

How we work

We do community-based care of orphans and vulnerable children, an approach which seems to most experts much wiser--let alone more cost-effective--than orphanage care. With $35 per month, we provide supplemental nutrition, clothing, school fees, health care, spiritual care, and ongoing supervision of the children's living situations.  

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Here is our promise to our sponsors and the children whom we sponsor:

Physical Support:

  • Monthly distribution of supplemental food (grain, pasta, beans, cooking oil)
  • Monthly distribution of hygiene products (hair oil, soap, feminine products)
  • Yearly clothing: at least one full outfit (jacket, pants, shirt, undergarments, socks), sport clothing and 2 pairs of shoes
  • Medical: 2 health check-ups per year and other medical expenses are covered as needed


Education

  • School fees
  • School supplies on a regular basis (notebook, pen, pencil, eraser)
  • Rewardsnyd16.jpg for top academic performers
  • Academic tutuorial class provided at local church or sponsorship office


Social and Spiritual Support

  • Sunday school classes (on a weekly basis) with learning materials provided
  • Self-help group for parent/guardian to learn skills for parenting, finance and business, and health and to find community support.
  • Regular home visits from a staff member or volunteer to monitor child's living situation and family status.
  • Access to a social worker to assist with any additional need

Other

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  • Small birthday gift 
  • Christmas celebration
  • Easter celebration
  • Additional gifts and correspondence as provided by sponsor
  • Additional programs as provided by mission teams
  • Visits from sponsor (often as part of a mission team)