It takes ONE person (like you!) to make a huge difference in Maryelis's life. By sponsoring her, you're creating Team Maryelis and giving her a chance to break the cycle of poverty. Your $36 monthly gift is invested in her future and the lives of children like her in the Dominican Republic. 

15 years old 1/15/2003 Waiting 309 days Dominican Republic
About me & my family

Name: Maryelis
Waiting for sponsorship: 309 days
Family income: $170.00

Gender: Female
Age: 15
Enjoys: Listening to music, Playing with friends
Talents: Drawing
Aracelys, 17, Female
Yeliana, 14, Female

Lives with: Parents
Language: Spanish
School: Yes
Child ID #: 917552

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.

How does child sponsorship work?

Your $36 monthly gift gives Maryelis 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