The impacts of disasters, pandemics, economic and other times of crisis is disproportionately harder on the poor and more vulnerable segments of society. The pandemic triggered the worst economic crisis since the 1930s, making it increasingly difficult for people to pay for care. Even before the pandemic, half a billion people were being pushed (or pushed still further) into extreme poverty because of payments they made for health care.* When you become a sponsor, you help provide:
Learn how your support drives our programming under normal circumstances. Over the past 80 years, we’ve fine-tuned a high-impact, evidence-based approach that empowers children and youth to break free from poverty for good.
While all of our children urgently need the support of sponsorship, those with a "most at risk" flag are facing the least stable living circumstances. The criteria to determine those children at higher risk are related to basic necessities, and include availability of electricity, clean water, sanitary conditions, sleeping accommodations and presence of parents.
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While all of our children urgently need the support of sponsorship, those with a "most needy" red flag are facing the least stable living circumstances. The criteria to determine the ‘most needy’ flag are related to basic necessities, and include availability of electricity, clean water, sanitary conditions, sleeping accommodations and presence of parents.
Children in poverty need your help right now
Doctors are using telehealth to educate sponsored children and families on the coronavirus and equip them with resources to stay healthy through handwashing and other hygiene practices.
Through the Emergency Community Fund, we provide immediate and direct food assistance to children and families in our communities who have lost income due to the crisis.
Some of our programs are being delivered in new, innovative ways — such as job training webinars through Facebook live, and virtual tutoring in math and reading via WhatsApp.
Through our resilience program, we provide children with tools to thrive despite the difficulties they’re up against. They learn calming techniques and creative ways to express themselves.
Your support is especially critical right now. Disadvantaged families around the world are trying to recover from the economic and emotional toll caused by the ongoing effects of the pandemic. Due to sporadic closures from spiking infection rates in some of the areas we serve, as well as other related factors, your sponsorship experience may begin a bit differently than it normally would.