Life before sponsorship:
joining CI’s program

join an at-risk family as they walk us through Mateo’s JOURNEY TOWARD SPONSORSHIP

Waiting is difficult. For kids like Mateo, 4, in Colombia, the wait for access to the life-changing benefits of sponsorship is an exciting time. For their families, those advantages can't come soon enough.

Children International sponsors relieve many daily burdens our families face, while offering children like Mateo the opportunities they need to thrive. But what happens before a child is sponsored? See an insider's perspective on all the "behind the scenes" work that goes into identifying, registering and enrolling children for sponsorship.

Learn more about children who are waiting for a sponsor


Jul 6, 2022

Is Mateo sponsored already?

Jul 6, 2022

@agnieshka: Thankfully little Mateo has a sponsor at this time. We do have lot of great kids who could use a compassionate friend like you - check out of our waiting list!

Jul 7, 2022

This is so lovely.

Dec 1, 2022

Such an informative and sweet video. Thank you for making and sharing this story.

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