Lina Marcela

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

8 years old 5/9/2011 Waiting 70 days Colombia
About me & my family

Name: Lina Marcela
Waiting for sponsorship: 70 days
Family income: $348.00

Gender: Female
Age: 8
Enjoys: Playing with dolls, Playing with toys and cars
Talents: Dancing, Singing
Meriyei, 3, Female
Lives with: Mother and Stepfather
Language: Spanish
School: Yes
Child ID #: 1267982

Poverty in 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 $36 monthly gift gives Lina Marcela 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

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