- Team Impact
Esmerlin has been sponsored by an amazing world-changer! His sponsor has created Team Esmerlin and given him a chance to break free from the cycle of poverty, starting a ripple effect for generations. With that support, the future looks bright for Esmerlin!
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.
To learn more about about the valuable programs your sponsorship makes happen, check out the plan for kids in the Dominican Republic below.
Did you know? Solving poverty isn't a one-size-fits-all solution. That's why we customize programs by age + location + circumstances to help break the cycle of poverty.
Your $32 monthly gift gives kids like Esmerlin access to life-changing benefits, like:
You can cancel your monthly giving anytime. Because we've made a commitment that we'll be a part of our kids' lives until they graduate, your sponsored child will continue to receive benefits from the program, and we will work to find a new sponsor as soon as possible.
When you sponsor, we'll send you more info about your child, including a photo and a quick-start guide to child sponsorship. You'll also:
Built near our kids, giving them a safe place to be
Plus, more than 9K volunteers around the world
Our focus? Health, education, empowerment and employment
A quick look at programs currently available for sponsored kids under age 12 in the Dominican Republic.
Kids in the D.R. enrolled in primary school receive school supplies or help with fees for documentation required to enroll.
Kids can enroll in fun, interactive classes that teach skills like decision-making and creative thinking and emphasize social issues such as respecting others and recycling.
For now, we’re helping kids under 12 grow up healthy, educated, empowered and prepared to take advantage of our employment programs when they become teens.