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Thank you - the power of sponsorship

The power of sponsorship

See how sponsors like you are changing lives for the better

We hope you enjoyed reading Elizabeth Hernandez's story about how child sponsorship changed her life, thanks to incredible sponsors like you. We'd like to introduce you to three former sponsored children who have gone on to achieve great things, with the help of their sponsors.

Evelyn, Ronald and Hellen have one thing in common.

They were all given a chance by someone like you, who sponsored them through Plan International while they were growing up.

Now they’re taking on the world – and making sure the next generation have a chance in life, too.

Evelyn, 32

It was Evelyn’s mum who enrolled her for Plan International's child sponsorship programme.

She knew it would give her daughter the chance to go to school – where Evelyn always dreamt of becoming a teacher.

Today, her dream has come true, and now she’s a role model for the girls she teaches. 

She’s also supporting her own children to take on the world, so they can have the same chance she did.

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Ronald, 25

I am so proud. My piggery funds my siblings’ school fees. They are all at school because of that one statement from my sponsor.

An inspirational letter and a photo from his sponsor was all it took to give Ronald the self-belief to set up his own business. 

“My sponsor told me about a farm he went to and took a picture of a pig, and I really loved it. I promised myself when I grew up I would have a farm of that kind," he explains.


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Hellen, 26

As a sponsored child, Hellen had the chance to go to school, drink clean water and go on to get a successful job.

And when Hellen’s sponsor gave her a chance, they gave her community a chance too.

Today, there’s a new classroom in Hellen’s school, a new borehole for the community, and one more educated girl taking on the world.

Thank you for giving every child, every chance

Sponsors like you are helping children around the world to build better futures. Thank you so much.