What do you stand for? Are you inspired to sponsor because you believe that every child deserves an equal education? Because every child deserves a loving family? Or to reach their full potential in life? Regardless of why you sponsor, know that in 2016, you have given all of this and more to a, Read More

Six-year-old Aynalem was adopted from Ethiopia five years ago. One way she and her family stay connected with her birth culture is by sponsoring a child in Ethiopia — a girl named Degefech! This year, in her family’s Christmas card to Degefech, Aynalem — with some typing help from her parents — included a, Read More

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When a group of professionals from Beijing began sponsoring children in their own country, they soon learned that their impact could go far beyond a monthly gift. What ensued was a genuine relationship with their sponsored children and the possibility of changing China’s culture of philanthropy.  On a cold winter day in a rural, Read More

Mahananda grew up the daughter of a single mother in the slums of Pune, India. Where she comes from, education was never a guarantee. Public school is not free in India, and for families living in poverty, the choice between food and school fees has always been a no-brainer. Still today, India has one, Read More

Around the world, more than 57 million children don’t attend school. Why? Gender-based violence and discrimination are a couple reasons, but not the biggest. The main reason? Cost. In many developing countries, public schools are not free. The cost of tuition can be more than a few hundred U.S. dollars per term — an, Read More

Earlier this month, Diane Matsuura traveled to Vietnam with her husband Ken, a Holt board member.  While on the trip, the Matsuuras met two girls they have sponsored for several years.  Below, Diane and Ken share about their experience in Vietnam, and how it felt to meet Trinh and Thao.   It was with great excitement that, Read More