Remember that old saying “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”? Well it could not be more true when it comes to children living in poverty. If we come along side a family and help in their time of need, you can truly prevent children from becoming an orphan.
Enter the Bring Love In Keep One Home program, where we are helping poor families in our community to rise up out of poverty and get ahead.
Today we have 150 families who we sponsor. What we do is identify families who are very close to having to give up their children because they cannot afford to keep them and we give them a little money and support each month to make ends meet. We also place some money into a savings account and a health care account. Then we come along side them and help with their basic needs like school books, uniforms and medical check ups. Our goal is that each family would be a part of the sponsorship for three years and after that time be in a better place and be able to make it on their own.
Pretty simple and straight forward huh? We think that when there is a chance to keep children in their birth families, we should be doing everything we can to help.
Today we are blessed to be able to announce that all 150 families are fully sponsored! Thanks so much to everyone who helped make this a reality! All sponsors will receive updates on their specific family twice a year so that you can hear how well they’re progressing and pray for them!
We would like to share a few pictures with you that we took when some of our families came into the center for a visit.