How Does Sponsorship Work?

I am a volunteer with Children's HopeChest helping match caring sponsors with needy orphaned and vulnerable children in Swaziland, Africa.
For around a $1 a day, $34 per month, you can save the life of a child and also help them to know God loves them and cares for them.
The sponsorship program of Children's HopeChest is holistic and long-term. They address the following five areas of need:
- Every 50 kids will have 1 discipler assigned to them. The discipler will meet with the kids weekly and act as a mentor to them.
Spiritual Development
- Most extreme and basic needs first: Food, Clothing, Shelter, etc.
Physical Development
- Make sure that the kids make it through primary and secondary school, as well as trade school or university.
Educational Development

Medical/Dental Needs
- Counseling needs for any abandonment issues, etc.
Emotional Needs
Life Skills- Teaching them how to live independently as some of them age out of orphan care.
They handle the translation and delivery of your letters to and from your sponsored child and provide birthday and Christmas gifts for no extra charge.
Eighty percent of every dollar donated to Children’s HopeChest goes towards orphan care. 20% covers administrative and fundraising costs. Children’s HopeChest is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, and gladly submits to annual audits. They are a highly-rated charity by Charity Navigator, as well.
Here are some videos to help you understand what a carepoint is, and why it is so necessary for these children.

If you would like to save and encourage a lonely child, I invite you to sign up at, just click the "Sponsor a Child" button.

Suggested Reading:
 Tom Davis: Scared: A Novel on the Edge of the World Scared: A Novel Set on the Edge of the World by Tom Davis
Tom Davis: Fields of the Fatherless: Discover the Joy of Compassionate Living Fields of the Fatherless by Tom Davis
: Red Letters: Living a Faith That Bleeds Red Letters: Living a Faith that Bleeds by Tom Davis