Pictured above: Martha and her mother. Because of you, Child Sponsorship has lifted their family’s burden.

In the Bible, we are clearly instructed to help orphans and defend the fatherless. Psalm 82:3 says, “Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.” Not everyone has the opportunity to adopt a child or care for orphans personally. So, how do we answer God’s call? Through African Vision of Hope, you can help orphans like Martha in a practical way.

Martha holds a letter and photo from her sponsor.

Martha is single orphan which means she has one living parent. She lives with her mother and eleven other family members. Her mother sells small bits of meat in the streets so they can afford one meal a day. Without Child Sponsorship, Martha would have no hope of affording school fees and would have to sit out of school, watching her life pass her by. Because of you, she is able to go to school at no cost to her family.

“I want to say thank you to my sponsor for their continued support of me. My family also thanks you because when I am educated I can help my family as well. You are helping me receive an education, and I see the love of God through your sponsorship. Without you, I would be like my two sisters who dropped out of school because we could not afford it. The letters from my sponsor help me see that I am loved and that I should not take this privilege for granted. Thank you for blessing my family and giving us hope.” – Martha

Worldwide there are almost 43 million children who are orphaned due to AIDS, famine, abuse, and other poverty-related issues. Child sponsorship rescues orphaned and vulnerable children from the streets and the grips of poverty by giving them a scholarship which provides access to education, nutritious food, clean water, medical care, and spiritual mentoring. You are protecting and supporting children in extremely vulnerable situations like abuse, trafficking, homelessness, and exploitation.

You can rescue an orphan like Martha today. Will you sponsor a child?

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