1. kristenione says

    Amazing. I think organizations like this do a lot of good. I’m sure there are some shady ones out there, but having taught English in a third world country, I see what good the help can do!

  2. Bonnie Way says

    This is totally cool. I had a sponsored child when I was a child and I would have loved to visit her. I do feel, from my letters, that I was helping her. It’s still neat to hear straight Juan and Miguel what a difference this has made in their lives – so cool to see them being successful! 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

  3. Aeryn Lynne says

    I remember sponsoring a child through a program run by the public school I was attending, but don’t remember which organization handled it for us. I’ve wanted to sponsor a child for ages, but have always been hesitant ’cause of whether or not the money really did get to where its meant to be. Am completely inspired by your trip! Its great to see what a proper sponsorship can do through eyes I trust. <3 ya hun! 🙂

  4. Lesley says

    This is a great way to spread the love! I love organizations like this. I want to sponsor a child one day, hopefully I’ll be able too.

  5. Chrystal Mahan says

    I donate monthly to a child through Child International. We’ve been sponsoring Leonidas for almost 2 years. We get updates , write each other, send photos and some other things. It’s very nice and rewarding.

  6. Theresa Mahoney says

    I’ve worked with World Vision for 2 years on my blog, and I think they are a wonderful organization. I haven’t personally sponsored a child yet, but I do remember my best friend sponsoring one in high school. I was always fascinated by the updates and photos they received of their child!

  7. Nikki says

    This sounds like a fantastic organization. I love that you answer the question of does the money go to the child, it makes me feel more confident about supporting them!

  8. Tough Cookie Mommy says

    I have a friend who sponsors three children and actually got to meet them when she traveled to their country of origin. It’s a wonderful way to pay it forward to those less fortunate.

  9. Pam says

    It is great to actually hear from children who were sponsored in these programs. I think it makes it real and makes you feel like your money really is helping.

  10. mail4rosey says

    Sponsored by World Vision, and now well on their way to being teachers. What’s not to love about that!! I love hearing stories of how things actually worked out when others have stepped up to the plate to help.

  11. Suzanne says

    I think a lot of people are skeptical about where their donations are really going so it is lovely to hear about those who are truly impacted, in a positive way. As a side note I was talking to a lady at work today about the little girl she sponsors. She had all of us in the department sign a birthday card for young Soleil about two months ago. My friend was reporting back how happy and excited Soleil was to receive our messages and wanted to thank us for our generosity. I was truly humbled..