Iris Areli

It takes ONE person (like you!) to make a huge difference in Iris Areli's life. By sponsoring her, you're creating Team Iris Areli 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 Guatemala. 

12 years old 3/4/2007 Waiting 13 days Guatemala
About me & my family

Name: Iris Areli
Waiting for sponsorship: 13 days
Family income: $156.00

Gender: Female
Age: 12
Enjoys: Playing with dolls, Running, Drawing
Talents: Singing, Dancing
Donald Ivan, 17, Male
Dalia Lisbeth, 14, Female
Angel Filadelfo, 8, Male
Alicia Valentina, 3, Female

Lives with: Parents
Language: Spanish
School: Yes
Child ID #: 1153732

Poverty in Guatemala

Kids growing up in poverty in Guatemala face some of the toughest issues, such as a massive wealth gap, gang violence and high crime rates, difficulty staying in school, lack of jobs, chronic malnutrition and a high teen pregnancy rate.

That's why we focus on providing educational assistance to stay in school, a wide range of programs in our centers to learn and grow in a safe environment, youth leadership opportunities, fundamental nutrition support and reproductive health programs.

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

Learn more about our work in Guatemala.

How does child sponsorship work?

Your $36 monthly gift gives Iris Areli access to life-changing benefits, like:

  • medical care
  • educational support
  • life skills
  • job-training before graduation.
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