Maria Patricia

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

8 years old 7/28/2009 Waiting 1174 days Colombia
About me & my family

Name: Maria Patricia
Waiting for sponsorship: 1174 days
Family income: $250.00

Gender: Female
Age: 8
Enjoys: Playing with friends, Playing with dolls
Talents: Dancing, Singing
Sheily, 13, Female
Wilmar Jesus, 10, Male

Lives with: Mother and Stepfather
Language: Spanish
School: Yes
Child ID #: 1247236

About my house

Walls: Concrete block
Roof: Corrugated tile
Floor: Concrete
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 Maria Patricia 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