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

8 years old 1/23/2011 Waiting 483 days Zambia
About me & my family

Name: Vanessa
Waiting for sponsorship: 483 days
Family income: $70.00

Gender: Female
Age: 8
Enjoys: Playing with friends, Playing with dolls, Playing with siblings
Talents: Singing, Dancing
Lucas, 13, Male
Lives with: Parents
Language: Nyanja
School: Yes
Child ID #: 1229434

About my house

Walls: Concrete block
Roof: Corrugated metal
Floor: Concrete
My bed: The floor with a mat
Water source: Community faucets
Electricity: Available

About Zambia

Kids growing up in poverty in Zambia face many serious challenges, including a lack of access to even simple health care services, difficulty getting a basic education, persistent malnutrition problems and youth unemployment rates.

That's why we focus on providing access to critical medical and dental care, early childhood development programs, nutrition education and feeding programs, and youth training to teach skills needed to ensure they can find a job and break the cycle of poverty.

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

Learn more about our work in Zambia.

How does child sponsorship work?

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

  • medical care
  • educational support
  • life skills
  • job-training before graduation.
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How your support helps kids in poverty