It takes ONE person (like you!) to make a huge difference in Selena's life. By sponsoring her, you're creating Team Selena and giving her a chance to break the cycle of poverty. Your $32 monthly gift is invested in her future and the lives of children like her in the Dominican Republic. 

12 years old 8/4/2005 Waiting 90 days Dominican Republic
About me & my family

Name: Selena
Waiting for sponsorship: 90 days
Family income: $100.00

Gender: Female
Age: 12
Enjoys: Playing indoor games, Playing with dolls
Talents: Dancing, Singing
Siblings: 1
Lives with: Parents
Language: Spanish
School: Yes
Child ID #: 1132183

About my house

Walls: Concrete block, Wood
Roof: Corrugated metal
Floor: Dirt
My bed: Beds
Water source: Neighbor's faucet
Electricity: Available

About the Dominican Republic

Kids growing up in poverty in the Dominican Republic face many grim issues, especially woefully inadequate health services, a high teen pregnancy rate, low quality schools, high unemployment for young adults and rampant crime.

That's why we focus on providing medical and dental care, educational assistance, youth programs to help kids understand the consequences of risky behaviors, and skills and training to help them stay in school and eventually find jobs.

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

Learn more about our work in the Dominican Republic.

How does child sponsorship work?

Your $32 monthly gift gives Selena access to life-changing benefits, like:

  • medical care
  • educational support
  • life skills
  • job-training before graduation.
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How your support helps kids in poverty