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Member Advice on Sponsoring a Child in the Third World

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Excellent

“My African Angels”

published 29/04/2010

Travel and meet new people, many wonderful, life c...

none 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...

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Excellent

Giving a disadvantaged child a decent shot at life...

Feeling guilty that I can only afford to sponsor o...

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...

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Excellent

“SPONSORING A CHILD.”

published 27/07/2004

Helps children in need.

There 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...

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Good

“My mixed feelings”

published 12/06/2003

Can fund helpful projects to reduce poverty

I 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...

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Excellent

“Children just want to play”

published 20/02/2005

Doing the 'Right Thing'

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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...

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