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María Teresa

María Teresa has been sponsored by an amazing world-changer! Her sponsor has created Team María Teresa 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 María Teresa!

 

9 years old 11/6/2008 Mexico
About me & my family

Name: María Teresa
Family income: $170.00

Gender: Female
Age: 9
Enjoys: Playing with dolls, Running, Playing with toys and cars
Talents: Painting, Dancing, Drawing
Siblings:
Jacinto Daniel, 20, Male
Ana Karen, 17, Female
Jorge Jacinto, 10, Male
Lives with: Parents
Language: Spanish
School: Yes
Child ID #: 1292082


About my house

Walls: Concrete block, Concrete
Roof: Concrete
Floor: Concrete
My bed: Beds
Water source: Running water in home
Electricity: Regulated use

About Mexico

Kids growing up in poverty in Mexico face many tough challenges, including epidemic health and dental issues, exposure to violence, especially related to drug trafficking, high teen pregnancy rates and far-reaching shortcomings in education.

That's why we focus on providing health and nutrition programs for parents and kids, activities and resources in our centers to learn and grow in safety, youth programs to help kids understand the consequences of risky behaviors, and educational assistance like tutoring and training.

See how our program works and why we focus on health, education, empowerment and employment. 

Learn more about our work in Mexico.

To learn more about about the valuable programs your sponsorship makes happen, check out the plan for kids in Mexico 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 María Teresa 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 Mexico

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

Educated

Kids in Mexico enrolled in preschool and primary school receive school supplies.

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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