Saturday, July 31, 2010

Mario's Fundraiser Update

A post from Barbara:
"Yesterday, I finally received word that an emergency DP that I had sent for Mario had finally arrived. As you can see Mario is always very happy when he receives his direct packages. It was sent on 2nd December and did not arrive in Chile until mid June!! As Mario's present fund-raiser outlines the family are in dire straits after having to flee their home due to domestic violence with only a few of their possessions. His mother had sent me a list of things that they needed urgently which I immediately sent only to be frustrated that they took so long to arrive. The family are now living in rented accommodation which only leaves them about $40.00 a month to live on so their need is great. With their winter beginning now and South America suffering from one of their coldest winters on record the need for blankets and other bed-ware is urgent. So, if any of you are able to spare a few dollars for Mario's fund-raiser I and Mario's family would be most grateful. Thanking you in advance. Cheers

Mario's fundraiser only needs $67 to complete it!! To help Mario and his family, you can visit his fundraiser here

Friday, July 30, 2010

Children Eating at Distribution Part 1

Beef stew and nshima! Yummy!! They ran out of seats, so this small group made their own table outside. Taken from the videos of July gift distribution. To see more great videos and pictures from the event, visit We only need 4 more children to get sponsors, and then, we will have a total of 100 children sponsored in 3 months!!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Mario's Fundaiser Has Turned a Corner!

We have passed the halfway point for Mario's fundraiser!! $187.50 is all that is needed to complete this fundraiser. Mario's fundraiser is important because his family has suffered through domestic violence. This fundraiser will provide his family with items they need to make a fresh start. To help Mario and his family get a good jump start on their new life, visit his fundraiser here On behalf of Mario and his mother, I thank you!!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Direct Package to Isaura in Colombia

A post from Chenelle:
The post below has all been taken from my liftone blog. I have decided to post it for those who may not follow the site.
Finally, the long awaited letter has arrived. As many of you may or may not be aware of, I sent a package to Isaura in Colombia late February. You can read my blog about it here.
She received it in June. I am very excited because I was not expecting it to arrive as early as today since Debbie told me it was mailed Friday. Kudos to the speedy workers at CI. Isaura was very happy to receive her package.
Here is what she wrote:
"Dear Chenelle, I hope this letter finds you well. I love you very much. Thank you very much for sending me all those beautiful things. I am very happy. I thank you for sending me chocolates. 3 lip glosses, 5 candy necklaces, a package of ponytail holders, a soap, a pair or socks,2 packages of pens, a personal hygiene kit,2 nail polishes, a perfume,2 notebooks, a pair of pants, 2 blouses, a skirt, a dress and a t-shirt. You are my best friend. I'd never like to be separated from you. You are like a sister to me and you are very beautiful. I say goodbye with love, Isaura"
Let me start off by saying Im am very glad she has been calling me by my first name in the last few letters. Im glad she sees me as a sister, that is also how I see her since we are not too far apart in age. I cant wait until she receives her second, smaller package.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Jenelyn from the Philippines

A post from Susan:
Little Jenelyn from the Philippines opening up an Easter package!
She was very happy.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Fundraiser #32 has Launched!!

Fundraiser #32 is for Lisa's little Brayan in Barranquilla, Colombia. The fundraiser will provide him with a bunk bed to share with his siblings and include mattresses, sheets, comforters, etc. To help little Brayan sleep well, visit his fundraiser here

Monday, July 19, 2010

Mario's Fundraiser

Joyce's Fundraiser has just completely funded!! Now, we have Mario's fundraiser that needs a little less than $300. Mario and his family has had a very tough time in life. Because the family had to flee their home, they are now starting over completely without furniture or other household necessities. This fundraiser will provide his family with furniture and Mario with shoes and clothing. To help Mario, visit his fundraiser here. Thanks for your help!

Only $53 more needed to help Joyce!

We are SOOOOO close to helping Joyce and her family. Just a few more dollars, and Joyce's family will get a bag of rice & kitchenware. Joyce will get clothes, rain boots and an umbrella. Plus, other items that they may purchase as there is a need. To help Joyce, visit her fundraiser here. Thanks!!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

My Preschool Twins

Are these not the cutest little 4 year olds you have ever seen!? Elizabeth and Margret stole my heart the minute I saw them. I had already been looking at sponsoring siblings, and twins is always a good option. In fact, we have several sets of twins in the CHZ program. I was just introduced to these little ones this morning. They will be 5 years old in December. I am sure they will be excited to learn they will be able to go to preschool and get a pair of shoes, school supplies, book bag, etc. In 2 years, they will be able to start primary school, but until then, they can learn a lot at the early education center established by Child Hope Zambia.

Now, the deal was I would sponsor one child for every 7 children that were sponsored by others (for a max of ten children). I was up to 9 children already because sponsors had been found for 63 children in less than two months! Now, we are up to above 70, so I am supposed to take on my one last child. However, I just could take one of the girls and not the other! Plus, I took on a sibling of one of my other children when I had intended to focus on the girls, so I took on another 1st grader as well. That brings me to a grand total of 12. We have close to 90 children sponsored now, and the program has only been around for 2 1/2 months!

We have plenty more children who are waiting and praying for a sponsor. If you would like to help one of these children for only $9 a month, visit

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Fundraiser #31 has Launched!!

Fundraiser #31 is for Barbara's child Mario in Chile. You can read all about Mario on his fundraising page. This fundraiser will provide him with: This fundraiser will provide the family with:
•1 bookcase: US$48.33
•2 pairs of sneakers for Mario & Javiera: US$27.06
•4 single blankets: US$46.40
•2 set of bed sheets (single bed): US$27.06
•2 single bedspreads: US$58.1
•1 double bedspread US$36.73
•1 double blanket: US$19.33
•1 set of sheets (double bed): US$19.33
•Total: US$282.34
•Plus food items for a Grand Total of $350

To donate to Mario, visit his fundraising page here

Roselle's Fundraiser is Complete!!!

Roselle's fundraiser has now completely funded!!! She will be able to get the items she needs to fix her home in August. Thank you so much for helping this sweet girl and her family. They will now be able to live in a safe home.

Joyce's fundraiser only needs $83 to complete!! To donate to Joyce's fundraiser, visit her fundraising page here Thank you for all you do!!!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Summer Reading Package Received~ Maria in the Philippines

A post from Holly:
Dear Ms Holly,
Hi! Have a nice day! I hope you are always in good health. Words is not enough to say how much happy I am and my family for all the things, I receive coming from you. It is a blessing from God, because he gave you to me and to my family. Thank you for the items that i received coming from you. Thank you for the note book, toothpaste, toothbrush, crayons, candies, pens, toy, stuffed toy, deodorant, soap, lotion and also the towel. You know the stuffed toy are very beautiful I like it so much.
I think its time to end my simple letter to you and God Bless always. Thank you so much for everything.
Very Trully Yours,
Maria Ner

Summer Reading Package Received~ Roselle in the Philippines

A post from Holly:
Dear My Sponsor,
"Hi! Hello! Greetings from the Philippines, I'm very happy when i receive your package for me for the second time. I very glad because of this items that you give me like, 6 pcs. clothing, slipper, toy, 2 pcs. accessories, picture, doll, stuffed toy, candy and hair accessories. You know my sponsor this is very important to me. So that i care this very much. Thank you very much.
I hoped you always healthy and good condition. God bless you and more power to you.
Sincerely yours,
Roselle B"

Summer Reading Package Received~ Roselle in the Philippines

A post from Holly:
Dear My Sponsor,
"Hi! Hello! Greetings from the Philippines, I'm very happy when i receive your package for me for the second time. I very glad because of this items that you give me like, 6 pcs. clothing, slipper, toy, 2 pcs. accessories, picture, doll, stuffed toy, candy and hair accessories. You know my sponsor this is very important to me. So that i care this very much. Thank you very much.
I hoped you always healthy and good condition. God bless you and more power to you.
Sincerely yours,
Roselle B"

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

A Positive Change

After 2 years of sponsorship, Mwanza and his 4 siblings have a brighter future. Their income was listed as $20, and it has stayed like that for the past two years. However, thanks to several kind donations, they now get tuition support, food supplies, and whatever they may need for a total of approximately $50 a month.
In addition, they have been able to secure more small jobs, and now bring in $40 a month!! Not bad for 5 children living on their own!
Here is Mwanza's latest family record:
Age: 14 Sex: M Date of Birth: 8/5/1995
Height: 5 Feet 0 Inches Weight: 88 Pounds Hair Color: Black Eye Color: Brown
2. Attends School: Yes
3. Favorite School Subjects: Social Studies, Art, Science
Favorite Pastimes: Playing soccer, Playing with toys and cars, Playing with friends
Chores at Home: Washing dishes, Taking out the trash, Cooking
Talents or Hobbies: Sport, Singing, Dancing
Languages Spoken: Nyanja

4. Approximate monthly income for the family (in U.S. Dollars): $40.00
5. Name of Father: Usifu Occupation:
(If not present, why?) Deceased
6. Name of Mother: Chipo Occupation:
(If not present, why?) Deceased
7. Brothers and Sisters:
Name: Clever Age: 12 Sex: M Name: Lovemore Age: 8 Sex: M
Name: Manase Age: 9 Sex: F Name: Mary Age: 16 Sex: F
8. Child lives with: Relatives

9. Description of Home: One multi-use room, One Bedroom
Construction: Walls: Concrete block Roof: Corrugated metal Floor: Concrete
Cooking Facilities: Coal stove
Sleeping Accommodations: Sleeps on the floor with mattress
10. Facilities and Services:
Water Source: Community faucets
Electricity: Available but not affordable
Sanitary Facility: Community latrine

Monday, July 12, 2010

That's a Record!!

I posted a few days ago about making a goal of getting Chinyama Mizinga to smile. I expected it to take a while. After all she was scowling while holding her mosquito net. However, her sponsor sent her a package which contained a pair of crocs and some other items. Does she look happy, or what!? What a cutie!!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Summer Reading Package Received~ John in the Philippines

A post from Melanie:
Here is John's letter

Dear Sponsor. Hello I wish you're good condition this time. I thank you so much for the package that you gave to me. I am so happy for the toys and stickers that you gave. I love it! Thanks remembering me. May good Lord guide you always protect you,and bless you always and also your family for all the good things that you've done. Yours Truly John

Friday, July 9, 2010

Summer Reading Package~ Zambia

Here is the latest photo of Mwanza wearing a shirt I sent him a while back. Isn't he handsome?!

I sent an inquiry to CI to see if the summer reading package had made it to Zambia yet. They said that no packages for Mwanza have been received. Has anyone received word from their Zambian children about the package? I am not sure why it takes so darn long! Frustrating!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Direct Package to Pearl in the Philippines

A post from Barbara:
I recently received this letter from Pearl to thank me for her large box full of a year's supplies of items. Because it is much cheaper to ship a huge box to the Philippines rather than several smaller packages I collect things on sale during the year and then send them altogether. It also enables me to send larger and heavier items such as cans of food, a pillow, collapsible chair, large Teddy Bear, wellington boots, umbrella, etc., These items and many others can be seen in the photos.

Dear Sponsor

Hellow there! I am so happy to write a thank you letter for you! I hope your doing fine like us here.

I wanna say thank you for the direct package you sent for me and to my family. I have now pillow, toys, canned goods, stuffed toys, rice, towel, assorted clothes, books, umbrella, mug, Barbie necklace, book kit, Olympic mascot, accessories and many more.

Thank you very much. I appreciate it very much. My God bless you always.

Love Pearl Daphne

Only $30 more needed!!

Roselle only needs $30 more to make the necessary improvements to her family home!! To help, visit her fundraising page here

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Goal: To Make These Girls Smile Before the End of the Year!

“The world is not interested in what we do for a living. What they are interested in is what we have to offer freely - hope, strength, love and the power to make a difference! ”

—Sasha Azevedo

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

CHZ June Distribution 2010

Dear Sponsors, We would like to express our gratitude for sponsoring our children that were able to get school uniforms, hygiene kits, drugs, school requirements and shoes on the 30th of June, 2010.This has really shown us how much love you have for our children. Your support has put a smile on our children`s faces. Without you, our work would have been very difficult. Continue with the strength, may the good Lord bless and keep you.
CHILDHOPE Staff and Management

Monday, July 5, 2010

Demonstration of Preschool Items

The lady talking with the sponsorship employee is the mother to Tebby Muloba. She is displaying the preschool items that were given to her child. Tebby received a backpack, school books, school supplies, and shoes. She is happy and appreciative to the sponsors and CHILDHOPE. She has 3 more sons that are in need of sponsors. Justin #234, Kelvin #235 and Nebie #237. Those 3 boys are all primary students, and the sponsorship fee is only $9 a month!

To sponsor one of Tebby's brothers just visit and click on "sponsor primary child"

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Only $99 more to go!!

Roselle's fundraiser is going well. She only needs $99 more to have enough money to improve the family's home. You have really got to take a look at her home in order to see why this is so needed. If you haven't yet seen Roselle's page, please go to her fundraising page at look at the picture of her in front of her house. Her fundraising page can be found here. It takes so little to make big things happen, and this is no exception. Roselle really needs your help. Thank you!!

Children Sponsored in May Giving Thanks to their Sponsors

Ashes Munyumbwe expressed his happiness in being sponsored. The rest of the group gets an English lesson to learn how to pronounce "helping", and in order to express their thanks to their sponsors.

To sponsor a child for only $9 a month, visit

Hanantonga Coloring a Picture for his Sponsors

Here is Hanantonga Malambo coloring a picture for his sponsors. Tebby Muloba is in the background peeking around. The two boys are probably in the same preschool. I am not sure who brought Hanantonga to distribution day, but it looks like it is probably his sister- She is who brought him last time as well.
To sponsor a child with CHILDHOPE Zambia, visit

Friday, July 2, 2010

Preschool Girls

Aren't these two little girls precious!?!?! They are cousins and go to preschool together. Nkombo on the left in the yellow dress has a sponsor. Her sponsor decided to send a doll for Nkombo and her unsponsored cousin Joyce. Now they will be able to play dolls together!!

Joyce is 4 years old and still in need of a sponsor. She can be sponsored for only $9 a month! On the second month of sponsorship, she will receive a school bag, school books, school supplies, and shoes! If you would like to sponsor Joyce, visit Then, click on "sponsor primary student". Thank you for helping!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

CHZ Letter Writing June 30, 2010

Here are our sweet Zambian children writing their first letter to their sponsors. They are really concentrating on what they want to say. I know their letters are going to be great, and I can't wait to see them!!

There are still more children who need sponsors. If you would like to sponsor a preschool or primary child for only $9 a month, visit: