Gisell Maria has been sponsored by an amazing world-changer! Her sponsor has created Team Gisell Maria and given her a chance to break free from the cycle of poverty, starting a ripple effect for generations. With that support, the future looks bright for Gisell Maria!
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.
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.
Your $32 monthly gift gives kids like Gisell Maria access to life-changing benefits, like:
You can cancel your monthly giving anytime. Because we've made a commitment that we'll be a part of our kids' lives until they graduate, your sponsored child will continue to receive benefits from the program, and we will work to find a new sponsor as soon as possible.
When you sponsor, we'll send you more info about your child, including a photo and a quick-start guide to child sponsorship. You'll also:
Built near our kids, giving them a safe place to be
Plus, more than 9K volunteers around the world
Our focus? Health, education, empowerment and employment
A quick look at programs currently available for sponsored kids under age 12 in Colombia.
Kids in Colombia have access to free doctors and medicine, either through CI clinics or CI’s private and public partners. They also have access to free dental care at our dental clinics.
The libraries and computers in our community centers provide the resources and support kids need to complete their homework and get better grades.
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.
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.