Meet Edwin Junior

Edwin Junior has been sponsored by an amazing world-changer! His sponsor has created Team Edwin Junior and given him a chance to break free from the cycle of poverty, starting a ripple effect for generations. With that support, the future looks bright for Edwin Junior!


3 years old 1/27/2020 Colombia
Poverty in Colombia

Children growing up in poverty in Colombia face tough challenges, such as gang violence that too often involves children, an inadequate health care system and poor secondary-school attendance.

That's why we focus on programs to help keep children and youth off the streets, provide medical and dental care, and offer leadership programs and scholarships to help teens 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 $39 monthly gift gives kids like Edwin Junior access to life-changing benefits, like:

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


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How sponsorship helps Edwin Junior

Our programs focus on four key outcomes: for CI kids to graduate healthy, educated, empowered and employed. Why these four? Because they're all interconnected and essential to achieving the big goal: helping to break the cycle of poverty.


Education doesn't have a one-size-fits-all solution. Your support is invested in helping
kids complete secondary school using a wide range of tools to make it happen: providing
school fees, uniforms, supplies, tutoring and scholarships.

how this works and why



Through empowerment programs that build leadership, teamwork and confidence, you're not only making a brighter future possible, but you're also creating a positive ripple effect on kids' communities.

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Mock interviews, résumé writing, connecting with jobs, earning scholarships for college or  vocational training— CI teens are focused on developing workplace and technical skills to help them change their lives for good.

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