A powerful sponsor visit to Ecuador

You can have a life-changing experience just like Jimmy did. Visit your child.

It's easy

Comments

n23foster
Nov 25, 2016

Thanks for posting this, Jimmy. Is there any way to help repair the family's roof?

jagjag14
Nov 30, 2016

I have the same sort of question.

Sean_3c5ca
Dec 12, 2016

Jimmy this is soooo inspirational.....im so much more keener to visit my boys in the phillipines thankyou SOOO much for this video

SHERRY_4703d
Feb 17, 2017

Thank you Jimmy for sharing your visit with us. It truly shows us how fortunate we are and how many people in this world do not have lives as we do. Thank you so much.

Jennifer_fa211
Mar 22, 2017

Very inspiring.

anjmantikas
Jul 1, 2017

really inspiring!

dccmd2001
Apr 16, 2018

I hope to go sometime myself! My child is now 16, I wonder if I only have until she turns 18. It would be great to hear more details about visiting and best time of year to do so.

annemach
Jun 18, 2018

un 18, 2018

Hello I also was so proud to be a part of this CI,
I have been sponsoring for over 30 years.
I also visited Quito in March to see my sponsored children, One is no longer in the program and one is still in the program. I did not book anything with children International because I wanted to surprise my kids. I saw exactly what actually goes to the children that we sponsor and it is not much at all. A gift for Christmas (candy) and a birthday gift (pants) is all they get per year. Your child gets exactly the same things as all the other children in this program. The only extras they get for being "sponsored" is the extra money we send and only if it's over $100. gift and at that they do not get all of the money because they take money for their service fees.
As a result of my visit to Ecuador my child was taken off the program because I made an unannounced visit and did not notify the agency. I spent a lot of time with my sponsored family I had a feeling this is how it worked because these children are "coached" on what they can say to their sponsors on our visits.
I have been sponsoring for over 30 years and was upset at the actual help these children get from this agency. My child also does not have a roof and it would be less expensive to send money directly to them for the past 30 years then this agency. These people are so poor its upsetting.
Sorry for bursting your bubble but this needs to get out. I also believed in this agency but no longer. I encourage everyone to go see your child if you can.
Thank you,

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