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Sharmell Samay

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

12 years old 5/15/2005 Waiting 117 days Colombia
About me & my family

Name: Sharmell Samay
Waiting for sponsorship: 117 days
Family income: $120.00

Gender: Female
Age: 12
Enjoys: Playing with friends, Drawing
Talents: Singing, Drawing
Siblings: 1
Lives with: Parents
Language: Spanish
School: Yes
Child ID #: 1177938

About my house

Walls: Brick
Roof: Corrugated tile
Floor: Concrete
My bed: Wooden beds
Water source: Delivered by truck in barrel
Electricity: Regulated use

About Colombia

Kids growing up in poverty in Colombia face many tough challenges, such as a large wealth gap, gang violence that too often involves kids, an inadequate health care system and poor secondary-school attendance.

That's why we focus on programs to help kids stay off the streets, work with local partners to provide medical and dental care, and offer leadership programs and scholarships to help teens stay in school so they can achieve their dreams.

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

Learn more about our work in Colombia. 

How does child sponsorship work?

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

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