Brenda Mercedes

It takes ONE person (like you!) to make a huge difference in Brenda Mercedes's life. By sponsoring her, you're creating Team Brenda Mercedes and giving her a chance to break the cycle of poverty. Your $36 monthly gift is invested in her future and the lives of children like her in Ecuador. 

And supporting a teen is important because they’re at higher risk for exposure to gangs, pregnancy, drugs and more. Your encouragement will give hope and confidence during a crucial time in their lives.

16 years old 1/4/2004 Waiting 127 days Ecuador
About me & my family

Name: Brenda Mercedes
Waiting for sponsorship: 127 days
Family income: $340.00

Gender: Female
Age: 16
Enjoys: Playing with friends
Talents: Dancing, Sports
Jhon, 25, Male
Escarleth, 11, Female

Lives with: Parents
Language: Spanish
School: Yes
Child ID #: 1011443

Poverty in Ecuador

Kids growing up in poverty in Ecuador face many serious difficulties, including life-altering malnutrition, extreme generational poverty, staggering unemployment rates and poor educational services.

That's why we focus on providing vibrant nutrition programs, special training to guide youth in managing finances, employment programs and scholarships to help teens find jobs, and a broad offering of educational assistance from tutoring to books.

See how our program works and why we focus on health, education, empowerment and employment. 

Learn more about our work in Ecuador.

How does child sponsorship work?

Your $36 monthly gift gives Brenda Mercedes access to life-changing benefits, like:

  • medical care
  • educational support
  • life skills
  • job-training before graduation.
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Not sure you're ready to become Brenda Mercedes's sponsor? That's OK.

How your support helps kids in poverty

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