Where a caring, loving, and supportive home exists for them, children are sponsored through the Home-based family care program. Mothers, grandmothers, and other guardians provide care with the help of cash and in-kind support they receive through sponsorships.
Children cannot learn and develop properly when they are normalized to the anxiety of hunger. They cannot attend “free” public primary schools unless the family pays for a uniform and miscellaneous fees. Once in school, they will not learn as much without the books, stationery, and other school supplies families are responsible for buying. And at home, they will not able to play and study as they should if guardians are unable to provide essentials like clothing, light, and blankets.
What we’re doing about it
Our Home-based Program provides cash and in-kind support to families so that the guardians - who are themselves often handicapped, elderly, or otherwise unable to work - have the basics they need to ensure children are receiving good care. By helping families provide a better diet, necessary school supplies, and a sense of greater stability, we help the children in our Home-based Program grow up healthy and receive a meaningful education.
Over the last ten years, our Home-based sponsorships have helped an additional
150 children complete elementary school
Our Home-based program
128 children, and
indirectly helps more than 450 additional children
in sponsored households
In the face of tremendous challenges, 58% of our
elementary school students score in the top half of national 8th grade exam results
What does a sponsorship provide?
Your $415 annual sponsorship provides:
How are sponsorships used?
Meet a home-based program alumni