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Juan Jose

Juan Jose has been sponsored by an amazing world-changer! His sponsor has created Team Juan Jose 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 Juan Jose!

 

8 years old 7/21/2009 Colombia
About me & my family

Name: Juan Jose
Family income: $200.00

Gender: Male
Age: 8
Enjoys: Playing soccer, Playing with toys and cars
Talents: Singing, Sports
Siblings: 2
Lives with: Mother
Language: Spanish
School: Yes
Child ID #: 1214432


About my house

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

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. 

To learn more about about the valuable programs your sponsorship makes happen, check out the plan for kids in Colombia 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 Juan Jose 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 kids in Colombia

A quick look at programs currently available for sponsored kids under age 12  in Colombia.

Educated

The libraries and computers in our community centers provide the resources and support kids need to complete their homework and get better grades.

 

Empowered

Kids can enroll in fun, interactive classes that teach skills like decision-making and creative thinking and emphasize social issues such as respecting others and recycling.

 

Employed

For now, we’re helping kids under 12 grow up healthy, educated, empowered and prepared to take advantage of our employment programs when they become teens.

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