It takes ONE person (like you!) to make a huge difference in Derek's life. By sponsoring him, you're joining Team Derek and giving him a chance to break the cycle of poverty. (Due to the high costs to provide benefits and services in the U.S., our sponsored children there have multiple sponsors.) Your $36 monthly gift provides opportunities to improve his future and the lives of children like him. 

(Why aren't you seeing a photo here? The unique privacy laws in the U.S. mean we can't share it until you've become his sponsor.)

6 years old 2/27/2014 Waiting 46 days United States
About me & my family

Name: Derek
Waiting for sponsorship: 46 days
Gender: Male
Age: 6
Enjoys: Playing soccer, Playing with friends, Coloring
Talents: Drawing, Painting, Music
Siblings: 0
Lives with: Parents
Favorite subjects: Mathematics, Music, Computers
Future goals: Wants to be a fire fighter, Wants to be a police officer
Home chores: Washing dishes, Washing clothes, Sweeping
Language: English
Child ID #: 1356867

Poverty in the United States

Kids growing up in poverty in the U.S. face familiar challenges. Children with nowhere to go after school are at risk of falling into bad behaviors and dropping out, health care gaps mean easily prevented illnesses push kids further behind, and the struggles of getting post high-school education can drain hope out of even the most optimistic.

That's why we focus on providing programs and camps to give kids a safe place to learn and have fun. We provide access to the medical and dental services they need, and specially designed youth programs to help equip them with the skills they need to achieve their dreams.

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

Learn more about our work in the United States.

How does child sponsorship work?

Your $36 monthly gift gives Derek access to life-changing benefits, like:

  • medical care
  • educational support
  • life skills
  • job-training before graduation.
More about child sponsorship:

Not sure you're ready to become Derek's sponsor? That's OK.

How your support helps kids in poverty

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