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Rigoberto Joel

Rigoberto Joel has been sponsored by an amazing world-changer! His sponsor has created Team Rigoberto Joel 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 Rigoberto Joel!

 

17 years old 1/16/2001 Guatemala
About me & my family

Name: Rigoberto Joel
Family income: $195.00

Gender: Male
Age: 17
Enjoys: Drawing, Listening to music, Playing soccer
Talents: Dancing, Drawing
Siblings:
Alma Elizabeth, 35, Female
Edgar Leonel, 27, Male
Rony Alexander, 22, Male
Victor Alberto, 20, Male
Lives with: Mother
Language: Spanish
School: Yes
Child ID #: 895352

About my house

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

About Guatemala

Kids growing up in poverty in Guatemala face some of the toughest issues, such as a massive wealth gap, gang violence and high crime rates, difficulty staying in school, lack of jobs, chronic malnutrition and a high teen pregnancy rate.

That's why we focus on providing educational assistance to stay in school, a wide range of programs in our centers to learn and grow in a safe environment, youth leadership opportunities, fundamental nutrition support and reproductive health programs.

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

Learn more about our work in Guatemala.

Kids growing up in poverty in Guatemala face some of the toughest issues, such as a massive wealth gap, gang violence and high crime rates, difficulty staying in school, lack of jobs, chronic malnutrition and a high teen pregnancy rate.

That's why we focus on providing educational assistance to stay in school, a wide range of programs in our centers to learn and grow in a safe environment, youth leadership opportunities, fundamental nutrition support and reproductive health programs.

Learn more about about the valuable programs your sponsorship makes happen in Guatemala below.

How does child sponsorship work?

Your $36 monthly gift gives kids like Rigoberto Joel 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 Guatemala

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

Educated

Teens in Guatemala enrolled in secondary school receive school supplies.

 

Empowered

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

 

Employed

Teens in Guatemala 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 important interpersonal skills.

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