Santo Domingo North, known locally as MIANCERG, serves over 220 children from three years old through 5th grade. iThis impoverished community in the capital city is known for its garbage-filled streets and the tremendous amounts of pollution created when the garbage is burned. read more »
Most of us can’t imagine going years without the most basic care and adequate nutrition, and the toll taken on a child who lacks these things can be long-lasting. Josephine* lived in a situation where there was never enough food, and during her early years in our program she would arrive lacking energy and rarely smiling. We know how important nutrition is to physical health and educational progress, which made it hard to see her struggling.
We were finally able to add a full lunch program for all our students several months ago, and it didn’t take long to see the change in Josephine. This tiny girl quickly grew two inches, her skin dramatically improved in appearance, and she has a bright smile that won’t quit. Now we have the challenge of finding her new clothes because she has outgrown all of hers! Because of generous giving that allowed us to offer just one meal a day, Josephine’s life has changed.
*name changed to protect privacy
Site Partnership allows for services that reach beyond the basics of what Child Sponsorship provides, supplying resources for trauma training and therapy, nutritionists, social workers, educational counselors, discipleship, and more.