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

16 years old 6/12/2002 Waiting 320 days Colombia
About me & my family

Name: Marlon
Waiting for sponsorship: 320 days
Family income: $229.00

Gender: Male
Age: 16
Enjoys: Playing soccer, Going to cybercafé
Talents: Sports
Cristina Isabel, 12, Female
Lives with: Parents
Language: Spanish
School: Yes
Child ID #: 958208

About my house

Walls: Concrete block
Roof: Corrugated tile
Floor: Tile
My bed: Wooden beds
Water source: Running water in home
Electricity: Available

About Colombia

Kids growing up in poverty in Colombia face many tough challenges, such as a large wealth gap, gang violence that too often involves kids, an inadequate health care system and poor secondary-school attendance.

That's why we focus on programs to help kids stay off the streets, work with local partners to provide medical and dental care, and offer leadership programs and scholarships to help teens stay in school so they can 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 $36 monthly gift gives Marlon 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