It takes ONE person (like you!) to make a huge difference in Wilvin's life. By sponsoring him, you're creating Team Wilvin 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 the Dominican Republic. 

9 years old 4/30/2009 Waiting 384 days Dominican Republic
About me & my family

Name: Wilvin
Waiting for sponsorship: 384 days
Family income: $50.00

Gender: Male
Age: 9
Enjoys: Playing with toys and cars, Playing basketball
Talents: Singing
Ranfi, 21, Male
Manuel, 20, Male
Melvin Antonio, 14, Male

Lives with: Parents
Language: Spanish
School: Yes
Child ID #: 1221469

About my house

Walls: Corrugated metal
Roof: Corrugated metal
Floor: Concrete
My bed: Beds
Water source: Community faucets
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 Wilvin 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