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Member Advice on Sponsoring a Child in the Third World

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Introduction I would love to share my experience of sponsoring four wonderful little girls from Kenya, East Africa. I have been sponsoring them for a while now and have been out to visit them all twice. I hope to go for my third visit over Christmas and new year. I sponsor with two different, ... Read review

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Community Level 4Little-Lily

Little-Lily

My African Angels Review with images

AdvantagesTravel and meet new people, many wonderful, life changing experiences involved

Disadvantagesnone in my opinion

"==Introduction== I would love to share my experience of sponsoring four wonderful little girls from Kenya, East Africa. I have been sponsoring them for a while now and have been out to visit them all twice. I hope to go for my third visit over Christmas and new year. I sponsor with two different, wonderful organisations and these children are a very big part of my life – I try to stay in touch as much as possible and have made many, many friends ..." Read review
29.04.2010

Ciao members have rated this review on average: exceptional

Community Level 5DoubleFant...

DoubleFantasy11

My Experience of Sponsoring with World Vision

AdvantagesGiving a disadvantaged child a decent shot at life and helping their community

DisadvantagesFeeling guilty that I can only afford to sponsor one

"I decided to sponsor a child once I could afford it ages ago, when I was still at school. I'd read articles in magazines about how rewarding other people have found sponsoring and I've always wanted to give it a shot. So once I got a full time job (just under 3 years ago) I went to the World Vision website (www.worldvision.org.uk) and signed up to sponsor a child in the third world. ABOUT WORLD VISION Worl Vision is a Christian charity, but ..." Read review
15.05.2006

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

Community Level 6Maia

Maia

My mixed feelings

AdvantagesCan fund helpful projects to reduce poverty

DisadvantagesI have my doubts ...

"I’ve been debating with myself for a while about how to write this op. How can I best put across my mixed feelings about child sponsorship? Before I start, I’m going to lay my cards on the table, so you know where I’m heading with this op. I have sponsored a child (with ActionAid) since I was a young child myself. All my family do it, from my younger brother right up to my granny. I’ve also seen first-hand how the money is spent, because for the ..." Read review
12.06.2003

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Community Level 8thingywhat...

thingywhatsit

SPONSORING A CHILD.

AdvantagesHelps children in need.

DisadvantagesThere are not enough sponsors to go round.

"We have all seen advertisements on the television or in the press about sponsoring a child and for many years, although the idea seemed a good one, I worried about what effect this would have on the economy of a community as a whole, whether it would in fact make some children feel better than others, or the ones not chosen worse off than others. It's a little like in real life really. Give one kiddy a pair of trainers and forget the other one, ..." Read review
27.07.2004

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Community Level 2chocolatej...

chocolatejo987

Children just want to play Review with images

AdvantagesDoing the 'Right Thing'

DisadvantagesNone

"I sponsor a little girl called Ann, who lives in Kenya. I researched the charity I would select quite throughly, and in the end chose Out of Afrika, as it is a small charity, and the founder responsded to my queries almost instantly via email. It costs £15 a month and for that Ann gets her uniform and other clothing, books, medical care, general care, stationary and extra tuition. I know from contact with the workers out in Kenya that they decide ..." Read review
20.02.2005

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