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Rica M.

Rica M. has been sponsored by an amazing world-changer! Her sponsor has created Team Rica M. 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 Rica M.!

 

17 years old 1/24/2001 Philippines
About me & my family

Name: Rica M.
Family income: $175.00

Gender: Female
Age: 17
Enjoys: Watching TV, Reading
Talents: Singing
Siblings:
Mary Cris M., 24, Female
Mervin M., 21, Male
Ricky, 17, Male
Merelyn M., 14, Female
Lives with: Parents
Language: Filipino
School: Yes
Child ID #: 880139


About my house

Walls: Wood, Bamboo
Roof: Thatch
Floor: Dirt, Bamboo
My bed: The floor with a mat
Water source: Community pump
Electricity: Regulated use

About the Philippines

Kids growing up in poverty in the Philippines face many difficulties, including a tough time finding employment due to lack of ability to get basic skills, high teen pregnancy rates and chronic malnutrition impacting their development.

That's why we focus on offering a variety of proven employment programs and valuable in-demand job skills training, as well as youth health programs to teach kids about smart choices, and early childhood screening and nutrition programs to help kids grow up strong and healthy.

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

Learn more about our work in the Philippines.

To learn more about about the valuable programs your sponsorship makes happen, check out the plan for kids in the Philippines 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 Rica M. 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 teens in the Bicol region of the Philippines

A quick look at programs currently available for sponsored teens age 12 and over in the Bicol region.

Educated

Teens in the Bicol region enrolled in secondary school receive school supplies, help with their uniforms, and transportation assistance.

 

Empowered

Teens can enroll in classes to learn how to think critically and creatively, become good citizens and manage money wisely.

 

Employed

Teens in the Bicol region have access to our Career Resource Center, where they learn the skills they need to find and keep a job, such as résumé writing, interviewing and interpersonal skills.

 

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