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Luz Mery

Luz Mery has been sponsored by an amazing world-changer! Her sponsor has created Team Luz Mery 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 Luz Mery!

 

15 years old 7/5/2002 Colombia
About me & my family

Name: Luz Mery
Family income: $200.00

Gender: Female
Age: 15
Enjoys: Playing soccer
Talents: Dancing, Singing, Painting
Siblings: 1
Lives with: Parents
Language: Spanish
School: Yes
Child ID #: 987087


About my house

Walls: Concrete block
Roof: Corrugated tile
Floor: Concrete
My bed: Wooden beds
Water source: Running water in home
Electricity: Available

About Colombia

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.

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

Learn more about our work in Colombia. 

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.

How does child sponsorship work?

Your $32 monthly gift gives kids like Luz Mery 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 Colombia

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

Educated

The libraries and computers in our community centers provide the resources and support teens need to complete their homework and get better grades.

 

Empowered

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

 

Employed

Teens 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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