Child sponsorship is not just designed to benefit a child in need; it benefits their entire family. Our approach is all about sustainability. With the right support, families can gain the tools and knowledge necessary to take steps towards a better future. The Bustamente family is an inspiring example of the lasting effects that sponsorship has on each member of a family!
Gladys and Reynaldo have five children, and live in the rural mountains of La Paz, Bolivia, a fair distance from the urban bustle of the city. Raising five children on Reynaldo’s income as a carpenter proved to be impossible. It was incredibly difficult for Gladys and Reynaldo to provide enough food for all of their children. This, in turn, affected the children’s ability to attend and succeed in school.
Seven years ago, their daughter, Carla, was accepted into our sponsorship program at our Guadalupe site, and was chosen by a sponsor shortly after! After sponsorship, things gradually started to turn around for the Bustamente family. The parents were able to provide more, healthier food for their children, giving them more energy. The properly nourished siblings started performing better at school, too!