Friday, January 28, 2011

Christmas Package Received- Sayonika in India

Post by Dorothee:
And here are photos of Sayonika in India. Her photos are actually quite dark - it looks like they took them at dusk outside.

And her thank you letter: (I got this in December actually!)
"Dear Dorothee,
I start my letter with best wishes. I hope you all are well. We are all fine. My school has re-opened after our holidays for Durga Puja festival. We had sports in our school and I participated in it. I am doing well in studies. I am very happy to receive from you a stuffed toy (baby elephant) and a red beaded wristlet. I have worn the wristlet on my wrist. I have kept the toy elephant with care and I play with it on holidays. I thank you for the lovely gifts. I end my letter with love and regards,
She seems happy but I do hope that she doesn't keep the elephant just for holidays!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Christmas Package Received- Patricio

Here is Shana's sponsored child Patricio with his MAC Christmas package. 

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Christmas Package Received- Roselle in The Philippines

Here is Holly's sponsored child Roselle from Tabaco receiving her MAC Christmas package.  Nice shades!

Christmas Package Received- Dulce O in Mexico

Post by Dorothee:
Here's what her letter said, it's written by her mother who's also named Dulce: (my boyfriend co-sponsors her with me, and her mother remembered - so impressed!)
"Dear Dorothee and Nick,
We are so happy to say hello to you. Dulce Sayuri became so happy when she received your gift. She is very happy and she thanks to you. She loved a lot the Teddy bear and she also liked the story books, because she likes me to read stories. The [coloring] book will be very useful for her, since she loves to color and drawing. She loves a lot the rings and bracelets, because she likes the fantasy jewelry like bracelets, ring and necklaces and thank you for the glasses, she also loved them too. She is a girly girl. Thank you so much for making my daughter Dulce Sayuri so happy.



Thursday, January 20, 2011

Christmas Package Received- Michelle in The Philippines

Here is Heather G's sponsored child Michelle in Quezon City.  She is posing with her MAC Christmas package.  I see she even has some of the things she received displayed on her neck and wrist!!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Christmas Package Received- Perla in Mexico

Post from Susan:
"Sharing some photos from the Christmas package you sent to Mexico for Perla.

I'm sorry I can not find her letter at the moment, but she told me that she looks forward to learning how to read the book and she will look pretty with the jewlery. She wants me to write soon."

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Update on Brayan in Mexico

I just got a new photo and update on Brayan.  It looks like the IGP is going well as his income has gone from $0 to $233 a month!!!!  I am so happy for him and his family!  Here is his report:

Age: 7 Sex: M Date of Birth: 3/13/2003
Height: 4 Feet 3 Inches Weight: 71 Pounds Hair Color: Brown Eye Color: Brown
2. Attends School: Yes
3. Favorite School Subjects: Grammar
Favorite Pastimes: Playing with friends, Playing soccer, Playing with toys and cars
Chores at Home: General housework
Talents or Hobbies: Drawing
Languages Spoken: Spanish

4. Approximate monthly income for the family (in U.S. Dollars): $233.00
5. Name of Father: Ausente Occupation:
(If not present, why?) Unknown reason
6. Name of Mother: Marlen Occupation: Homemaker
(If not present, why?)
7. Brothers and Sisters:
Name: Adán Age: 19 Sex: M Name: Alfonso Age: 16 Sex: M
Name: Blanca Age: 23 Sex: F Name: Brandon David Age: 4 Sex: M
Name: Noé Age: 19 Sex: M
8. Child lives with: Mother

9. Description of Home: Bathroom, Kitchen, Two bedrooms
Construction: Walls: Concrete block Roof: Concrete block Floor: Concrete
Cooking Facilities: Gas Stove
Sleeping Accommodations: Beds
10. Facilities and Services:
Water Source: Running water in home
Electricity: Available
Sanitary Facility: Toilet

Thursday, January 13, 2011

First Distribution 2011 Montage

Attendance at 1st Distribution 2011~ CHILDHOPE- ZAMBIA

Our first distribution of the year! Children arrived to receive their Chirstmas cards, too.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Child Hope Feeding Program

Here are some of the pictures of a few of the children getting breakfast before school.  The feeding program relies on donations.  As donations are received, children are fed.  A UK donor sent it over $1,000 to provide food for the children in Manyana.  This food is given to the children regardless of whether they are sponsored or not.  Most of these children you probably don't recognize, but if you know your child is in Manyana, you may want to scrutinize the rest of the photos on the Child Hope Blog to see if your child is there.  I found one of mine in the mix =)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Kevin Bryan Christmas 2010

Here is Kevin's new photo =)  This is the child I share with Mack.  We got an updated photo not too long ago and now we just got another... But, I'm not going to complain ;)

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Clive Maimbo~ CHZ

Translation by Chim:
The boy told me that he was Clive Maimbo and that he appreciates the help the he has received from his sponsor in the past. He has received uniforms, bag, pencils etc. These things have really helped him. He says he would appreciate more support because when he completes school, he will be able to get a job and help his family members. He said that without this support, he will be unable to help himself and his family members because his family can not afford to pay the school fees and purchase the things he needs for school.
To sponsor Clive for only $9 a month, send an e-mail to

Hanatonga Gets His Wheelchair!!

Here is the photo of Hanatonga in his new wheelchair!!  The wheelchair money was raised during our 12 days of Christmas rafflethon.  Doesn't he look great in his new wheels?!  To see the 3 videos that were taken of him getting his wheelchair, visit