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Laysha Michell

It takes ONE person (like you!) to make a huge difference in Laysha Michell's life. By sponsoring her, you're creating Team Laysha Michell 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 the Dominican Republic. 

6 years old 6/21/2011 Waiting 191 days Dominican Republic
About me & my family

Name: Laysha Michell
Waiting for sponsorship: 191 days
Family income: $200.00

Gender: Female
Age: 6
Enjoys: Playing with dolls
Talents: Dancing
Siblings: 2
Lives with: Mother
Language: Spanish
School: Yes
Child ID #: 1259620

About my house

Walls: Wood
Roof: Corrugated metal
Floor: Concrete
My bed: Beds
Water source: Running water in home
Electricity: Regulated use

About the Dominican Republic

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.

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

Learn more about our work in the Dominican Republic.

How does child sponsorship work?

Your $32 monthly gift gives Laysha Michell access to life-changing benefits, like:

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