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Luisanna

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

 

17 years old 4/9/2001 Dominican Republic
About me & my family

Name: Luisanna
Family income: $100.00

Gender: Female
Age: 17
Enjoys: Playing basketball
Talents: Drawing
Siblings:
Lissette Catherine, 22, Female
Luis Benjamín, 16, Male
Lives with: Parents
Language: Spanish
School: Yes
Child ID #: 865751


About my house

Walls: Concrete block
Roof: Corrugated metal
Floor: Concrete
My bed: Beds
Water source: Running water in home
Electricity: Available

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.

To learn more about about the valuable programs your sponsorship makes happen, check out the plan for kids in the Dominican Republic below.

Did you know? Solving poverty isn't a one-size-fits-all solution. That's why we customize programs by age + location + circumstances to help break the cycle of poverty. 

How does child sponsorship work?

Your $32 monthly gift gives kids like Luisanna access to life-changing benefits, like:

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

 

More about child sponsorship:

How your support helps kids in poverty

How your support helps teens in the Dominican Republic

A quick look at programs currently available for sponsored teens age 12 and over in the Dominican Republic.

Educated

Teens in the D.R. enrolled in secondary school receive school supplies.

 

Empowered

Teens can enroll in classes to learn how to think critically and creatively, become good citizens and manage money wisely.

 

Employed

Older youth can participate in our job training and placement program.

 

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