Hello, my name is Esther. Child Sponsorship through African Vision of Hope would really change my life.
I live in village of Chickwela and attend school at African Vision of Hope in Chongwe, Zambia. I am a 11 year old girl in grade 2. My birthday is April 6th. My favorite subject in school is studying Social Studies and I enjoy Netball. I would really love to have you as my sponsor, your encouragement through letters and prayers would help me very much. Child sponsorship is a way to make a lasting difference in Esther’s life.Your $30 per month will help provide her with:
- Education opportunities
- Life skills training
- Clean water and nutritious meals
- Basic medical care
- The opportunity to hear and learn about Jesus Christ
As Esther’s Sponsor
You will receive a yearly updated photo of Esther along with letters 1 -2 times a year. You will also receive a welcome kit to fill out about yourself so it can be given to Esther. This will help her get to know you and your family. A teacher or staff person will assist children who have yet to learn how to read and write.At home Esther’s duties include many household chores such as sweeeping, washing, and fetching water. She also has responsibilities in caring for her younger siblings and “extended” family. Esther really enjoys learning about Social Studies in school and in the limited free time she has, enjoys Netball.
Daily life for Esther and her friends is very difficult. The majority of her friends from Chickwela, her home, are not able to afford to go to public school and survive on a single small meal per day. This meal is primarily made of nshima – a staple that is made of ground corn flour boiled in water.
By being in school at African Vision of Hope Chongwe, Esther is not only having her mind “fed”, but she is benefiting from a nutritious meal each day she is in school. The majority of these children live with a single parent or relative. Others have been forced to live with whomever will take them in, and being forced to the streets by the age of 6 is not uncommon.
Esther and her friends not only have physical poverty but they a poverty that can’t be seen. They have lost hope and do not believe that their life matters or that they matter. This is why Child Sponsorship through African Vision of Hope is making a difference.African Vision of Hope takes the message of John 21:15 – 17 and puts it into action.
- “Feed my lambs” – We take that literally and ensure a daily nutritious meal to each student.
- “Tend my sheep” – Our staff is caring for the “least of these”.
- “Feed my sheep” – Our education not only is of the highest standards, but is centered around sharing the Hope of Christ with each child.
This is your opportunity to partner with African Vision of Hope in making a real and lasting difference in Esther’s life. Through Child Sponsorship Your financial partnership has a tangible benefit to Esther, but to Esther, what she really desires and hopes for is a sponsor that will begin a relationship with her . You will be able to write to Esther, to encourage her . You will receive letters back from Esther as she updates you on her progress. You will also have the opportunity to meet Esther face to face during a summer mission trip. Esther desires to know that someone cares for her , thinks she is of value, and needs someone to encourage her, that there is truly a Hope for a better tomorrow. Esther’s story can begin with you.