The Joy of Sponsoring a Child
Let’s face it, even you are not one of those poor people in Bangladesh, you might have a few problems too. You’d like to do something for others, but you have to take care of the mortgage, your day to day expenses and maybe you just don’t know how you can sponsor a child outside of your own home.
Think about this: When you sponsor a child, a family, you say to them: “You are not alone.” You help them out and let them know that you are there for them. But this shouldn’t be different for you. You are not aloneâ€”why don’t you get together with some friends and do a group sponsorship?
This is what several members from the Lucy Lawless Fan Club have done, together with people who were not part of the club, following Mrs Lawless’ documentary Five Days in Bangladesh. Sponsorships through World Vision are not only monthly but also yearly. If a group of people sponsors a child, just a few dollars from each person can help a kid for a whole year. It won’t be difficult the year after, to do the same thing again. If I did it, you can do it too.
Let your friends help a friend
Juwelâ€”At 6 Years Has Already a Fan Club
So here it is, Juwel, the child that me and other people at the Lucy Lawless Fan Club have sponsored.
Juwel lives with his parents and 1 sister. His parents struggle to provide for the family. His father is a factory worker and his mother takes care of the household. Despite their efforts it is difficult to meet the family’s needs.
Juwel is growing up in a crowded slum community in Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh. A typical home in the community is made of bamboo, with a metal roof and a dirt floor. The local population survives on rice, fish and whatever vegetables they can afford. The climate in this region is variable, with temperatures as high as 90 degrees and as low as 48 degrees.
Juwel is not in school at this time. He likes to play soccer. He helps at home by doing housework. He is in good health.
His birthday is December 17, 1999, his health is good, he likes to play football, he’s not in school yet and his chores are housework.
Thanks to the sponsorship, hopefully Juwel will be able to obtain a proper education and a bright life where his family and him can have the dignity they deserve.
[tags]charity, poverty, politics, economics, World Vision, sponsorship[/tags]
February 10, 2006