Directly giving money and supplies to sponsored children is not a sustainable and effective way to help them out of poverty. It may also cause divisions or slow down the progress of development, because poverty is a consequence of a lack of resources in the community as a whole
Our 70 years of development experience has taught us that empowering children and their communities to stand on their own two feet is the best way to make real and lasting change
. Therefore, we work closely with community members to implement an approximately 15-year Area Programme, in order to improve sponsored children's growth environment and offer children a chance to thrive.
When the community becomes more established and empowered to lead its own development, we will gradually transfer the ownership of our community development work to local partners and move on to another community in need. This way, we can maximise the impact of your charitable donations and bless more lives.
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