I was compensated by World Vision for my time in writing this post. All opinions are my own.
Our backgrounds give us all some insight to what we will do as we get older. For instance, many who want a family and feel that being a dad or a mother sooner than never, is something that many may choose based upon their childhood. Many had great, honest upbringings and want to offer what was provided to them, others maybe loved their childhood, but wished their parents could or should have done more.
For us both, it is the latter. We didn’t have a great childhood because of decisions outside our control and I think both pretty much had said we knew we would always be good parents when we had kids of our own, then we did. See Below. 🙂
But the sad reality is that many kids worldwide are born into so many problems even worse than what we encountered. From Africa with extra poverty, the droughts of India and even land loss from rising sea levels, there are so many areas experience conditions not good for any child developing.
Poverty creates problems that can setback any individual in this busy world. Sponsoring a child and his or her’s community, helps the people benefit. Clean water by create new or renovating inefficient wells. Help providing school costs and supplies to create better learning environments with better and restored schools and teacher training. Agriculture is improved for better nutrition while creating more food with advanced agricultural training and improving health with healthcare clinics and immunizations.
I had the chance to grow up and travel half way around the world. I have always been the kid that loved to pay attention to what was happening, I always was watching or reading a paper when I got my hands on one. Newsweek was another favorite of mine in the 80s and early 90s. Since then I have gained a bachelor’s degree in political science, with many focuses on foreign developing nations and their governments. Along with time, many places haven’t been able to do enough for their people.
We want to share a real person that could use a helping hand! Her name is Yuridia and he is from Bolivia. Below is a small excerpt of a movie story of her family and goals.
Lucio, who is a farmer in Bolivia, is also breaking ground in his community. He proves actions speak louder than words. World Vision’s sponsorship program enables his generosity and strengthens his commitment to his daughter Yuridia’s future.
His home in the Conchiri area is an hour’s drive off the main road from the little town of Soracachi. It’s tucked far between the foothills of the plains. The land is not lush and green like in other parts of the country. Instead, Conchiri is brown, and the sun at this high elevation—about 12,500 feet—is more intense than it looks. Many people in this area don’t make enough money to meet basic needs.
While there may be only so much we may think we can do, there are organizations that we can help support that can actually really make a difference.
One organization that has been around for more than 60 years is World Vision. They are helping children in hardships to have some kind of a better quality of life. World Vision is trying to not just provide a handout, but more of a hand up! By helping the local children, families and communities with tools, products, training and hope they can create a path to become self-sufficient, lifting themselves and communities out of poverty.
“The goal of World Vision sponsorship is to help your sponsored child and his or her community to break the cycle of poverty so they can step into the future with hope. Throughout our approximately 15-year involvement in communities, we manage, monitor, and evaluate progress toward the community’s goals. When these goals are met, World Vision can move on to other communities to serve other children in need of help.”
Help me not only raise awareness but also help me sponsor a child. Its not difficult, and if you have ever given it thought now may be the time to act on it.
World Vision’s sponsorship process is easy:
- Find a boy or girl to help sponsor for an ongoing commitment of $39/month. 1 sponsor for a child.
- Receive photos, a letter and more from your child.
- Watch them and their community grow. Send emails, cards, photos, packages and more. You could even visit them in person!
- Every $1 donated actually provides $1.30 in impact with the help of grants and product donations.
World Vision is encouraging us all to help make an impact on a child’s life through child sponsorship. Find out more about World Vision and their child sponsorship model by visiting the World Vision website and help spread the message by following World Vision USA on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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