Ricky Michael

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

9 years old 12/19/2010 Waiting 46 days Dominican Republic
About me & my family

Name: Ricky Michael
Waiting for sponsorship: 46 days
Family income: $70.00

Gender: Male
Age: 9
Enjoys: Playing with friends, Playing baseball, Playing soccer
Talents: Singing, Painting, Drawing
Emili Masiel, 7, Female
Lives with: Parents
Language: Spanish
School: Yes
Child ID #: 1301400

Poverty in 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 $36 monthly gift gives Ricky Michael 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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