Luis Mateo

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

9 years old 5/17/2008 Waiting 72 days Colombia
About me & my family

Name: Luis Mateo
Waiting for sponsorship: 72 days
Family income: $250.00

Gender: Male
Age: 9
Enjoys: Playing video games, Playing soccer
Talents: Sports
Siblings: 4
Lives with: Parents
Language: Spanish
School: No
Child ID #: 1210520

About my house

Walls: Concrete block
Roof: Corrugated tile
Floor: Tile
My bed: Wooden beds
Water source: Running water in home
Electricity: Non-regulated usage

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 Luis Mateo access to life-changing benefits, like:

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