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Erick Ernesto

Erick Ernesto has been sponsored by an amazing world-changer! His sponsor has created Team Erick Ernesto 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 Erick Ernesto!

 

18 years old 1/7/2000 Guatemala
About me & my family

Name: Erick Ernesto
Family income: $104.00

Gender: Male
Age: 18
Enjoys: Playing basketball, Playing soccer, Running
Talents: Singing, Dancing
Siblings:
Mirsa Aracely, 33, Female
Marvin Orlando, 32, Male
Manuel, 28, Male
Dania, 22, Female
Erick Emilio, 18, Male
Lives with: Parents
Language: Spanish
School: Yes
Child ID #: 874495


About my house

Walls: Concrete block
Roof: Corrugated metal
Floor: Concrete
My bed: The floor with a mattress
Water source: Running water in home
Electricity: Regulated use

About Guatemala

Kids growing up in poverty in Guatemala face some of the toughest issues, such as a massive wealth gap, gang violence and high crime rates, difficulty staying in school, lack of jobs, chronic malnutrition and a high teen pregnancy rate.

That's why we focus on providing educational assistance to stay in school, a wide range of programs in our centers to learn and grow in a safe environment, youth leadership opportunities, fundamental nutrition support and reproductive health programs.

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

Learn more about our work in Guatemala.

To learn more about about the valuable programs your sponsorship makes happen, check out the plan for kids in Guatemala 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 Erick Ernesto 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 Guatemala

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

Educated

Teens in Guatemala 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

Teens in Guatemala have access to our Career Resource Center, where they learn the skills they need to find and keep a job, such as résumé writing, interviewing and important interpersonal skills.

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