It takes ONE person (like you!) to make a huge difference in Nelson's life. By sponsoring him, you're creating Team Nelson and giving him a chance to break the cycle of poverty. Your $36 monthly gift is invested in his future and the lives of children like him in Zambia. 

10 years old 8/17/2008 Waiting 207 days Zambia
About me & my family

Name: Nelson
Waiting for sponsorship: 207 days
Family income: $70.00

Gender: Male
Age: 10
Enjoys: Playing with friends, Playing with toys and cars
Talents: Singing, Dancing
Shamiso, 15, Female
Erick, 12, Male
Natasha, 3, Female

Lives with: Parents
Language: Nyanja
School: Yes
Child ID #: 1243005

About my house

Walls: Concrete block
Roof: Corrugated metal
Floor: Concrete
My bed: The floor with a mattress
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 Nelson 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