Hi, I’m Babwiriza and I’m 12 years old. I live in the Democratic Republic of Congo with parents. My mum sells vegetables but doesn’t earn enough money to provide for the whole family. My dad can’t work because he’s disabled. I was born deaf but I can now use sign language to communicate. I am at a special school that teaches us in sign language and I too hope to be a teacher one day.
Your sponsorship will help a child like Babwiriza to receive early treatment intervention and specialist support services to allow her to manage her disability and be included in her community.
Your monthly support of $49 will help fund projects specific to the needs
of the child’s community, including things such as quality education, food
and nutrition and health. It may also fund projects specific to the needs of the
child’s community such as schools or hospitals.
When you support our child sponsorship program for teenage mothers,
your monthly gift of $166 is directed towards a pregnancy crisis centre
which offers temporary shelter and pre-and post-natal care for pregnant teenagers.
It also runs vocational skills training to provide the girls with a means
to support themselves and their babies after they leave the centre.
Approximately 75% of funds raised go to partner programs that directly benefit vulnerable children and their communities. This includes the provision expertise to ensure that the funds are providing maximum benefits to their intended beneficiaries.
We encourage our sponsors to set up automatic credit card or bank account deductions, as they are easy and reliable. You can also pay by cheque or credit card.
Yes, the children love to hear from their sponsors in Australia because it reminds them that someone loves and cares for them. You can write using the blank letter template included with each letter from your sponsor child, or alternatively you can forward the text of your letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.