Thursday, November 4, 2010

Impact a life - Sponsor a child

I realize I have not blogged for a while. Not that I don't like to, just that there always seems to be so much to do. We try to keep our life simple and limit activities, but still.

This past month we finally took the plunge and sponsored a child in Guatemala. After trying without sucess to adopt another child in the past few years, we decided we could still help somebody who needed it.

She is a young girl of 4, one of 5 siblings, who lives in a rural village and does not have a father. Her life is pretty simple and marked by the poverty that is typical of so many people around the world. I read recently that 3 billion people around the world live on less than US $2 a day.

For only $30 a month we can assure our young new friend will have some food to eat every day (even when the seasonal work of her mother dries up) and be able to attend school.
We are sending her toothbrushes and coloring books for Christmas and we hope to go visit her someday too. She lives close to where we visited in Guatemala last December (see our blog entries below).

We used the organization called: Christian Fuoundation for Children and Aging (, because we know the founder and because 94.8% of all donations go directly to the sponsored person. Only 5.2% is used for all other activities. You won't find a better one.

Think about sponsoring a child. You can make a huge difference in the life of somebody that really needs it for the cost of a simple dinner for 2 every month. After all, you have been blessed to be born in a developed country. This website shows what your life would be like, if you were born in another country: