Manuel José

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

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 6/1/2004 Waiting 361 days Dominican Republic
About me & my family

Name: Manuel José
Waiting for sponsorship: 361 days
Family income: $180.00

Gender: Male
Age: 16
Enjoys: Playing baseball, Playing indoor games
Talents: Singing
Felix Rafael, 27, Male
Lismayri Manuela, 14, Female

Lives with: Mother
Language: Spanish
School: Yes
Child ID #: 1138349

Poverty in 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 $36 monthly gift gives Manuel José access to life-changing benefits, like:

  • medical care
  • educational support
  • life skills
  • job-training before graduation.
More about child sponsorship:

How your support helps kids in poverty

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