I’m really excited about beginning a new regular feature here at the Path of the Carpenter. Each Sunday, I’ll be introducing you to one of the children in our Shelter Them sponsorship program. We currently have 22 children, boys and girls, ranging in age from 1 to 19, available for sponsorship. Most of our children are either orphans or have been abandoned or given up by their parents, so we provide a home atmosphere for them. Each of our children lives in a house with up to five other children and one caretaker, so the children have as normal a life as possible instead of living in an orphanage environment.
Because Shelter Them provides everything for our children, including schooling, housing, medical care, clothing, meals, counseling if needed (some of our children come from abusive backgrounds) and occasionally treats like day trips, each child will need four sponsors. The cost of sponsorship is $40 (Canadian) per month. Right now, most of the funds we get from our different fundraising efforts such as galas, school visits, and the 100 Days of Change campaign, go towards renting houses for our children to live in. Our goal is to get four sponsors for each child, which would then free up our finances and allow us to focus on building our own houses so we no longer have to rent, and eventually, to focus on helping more children!
|Kevine age 7|
The above video is Kevine and Shakira, who live in a house with two other girls, doing a Rwandan traditional dance! Aren't they beautiful!
Would you consider sponsoring Kevine Ikirezi today? Just $40 a month will help us to provide her with hope and future, and your letters will help her to know how special and beautiful she is! You will receive regular letters and photo updates from her, and you can even visit her in Rwanda! She’s waiting for you… will you be the one?
If you’d like to sponsor Kevine, or if you would like to view the rest of our children available for sponsorship, you can visit us here: Shelter Them Child Sponsorship
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