Sponsor a Child in Guatemala

Any of the children pictured here would be overjoyed if you chose them to be their sponsor!

Guatemalaat a Glance

Before winning its independence in 1821, Guatemala spent nearly three centuries as a Spanish colony. Poverty in Guatemala is widespread, but is more highly concentrated in rural areas and among people in indigenous communities.

  • About 56 percent of the country's households live below the poverty line.
  • Illiteracy and lack of education help perpetuate poverty in Guatemala.
  • Nearly 38 percent of the population earns less than U.S. $2 a day.

Please sponsor a child in Guatemala without delay!

You can change the life of a Guatemalan child in need for only $38 a month. Along with health care and job-skills training, your Compassion-sponsored child will receive:

  • food and nutritional supplements
  • clean water
  • opportunities to play and learn in a safe environment
  • a Christ-centered education
  • spiritual training and the opportunity to develop a closer relationship with Christ

As a child sponsor, you will receive regular letters from your sponsored child. Not only will the child be blessed by your repeated correspondence, but you will be, too!

So please, sponsor a child from Guatemala right now. The cost is low, the rewards are high, and a life will be changed for the better. Pray first, then click on the child photo God is leading you to. It's a life-changing experience that won't soon be forgotten.

As you exchange letters, send photos and offer encouragement in Jesus' name, your love will bring hope to a child that will last a lifetime. Sponsor a child today! Just click on a child's photo to learn more.

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Your tax-deductible contribution of just $38 a month connects a child living in poverty with a loving, church-based Child Sponsorship Program.

Your support provides:

  • Medical checkups, which often save lives
  • Nutritious food
  • Health and hygiene training
  • Educational assistance
  • Access to special services like surgeries and disaster relief
  • Mentoring to help children discover their incredible value as God’s children
  • Most important of all, your sponsored child will hear about Jesus Christ and be encouraged to develop a lifelong relationship with God.

When you sponsor a child, you'll receive your child's photo, personal story and a child sponsorship packet by mail in approximately 10 days.

When children find out they've been sponsored, the joy they feel is indescribable. Just knowing that someone across the globe cares means more than you can imagine. Sponsoring a child in need will profoundly change the future for your child, and will change your own life as well.

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Compassion consistently receives high ratings for financial accountability and integrity. 

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