Today, I am launching a campaign that I am calling 25-4-HN
I hope and pray that you will join me in this adventure and be one of the twenty-five that will step up to the plate and accept the challenge. Below is an explanation of the campaign and what 25-4-HN stands for.
HN is the abbreviation for Honduras. Recently, Stacey and I began sponsoring a 7 year old girl whose name is Gelsey and she lives in Honduras. She and her two sisters live with their parents and reside in the village of San Pedro Sula.
Honduras is a land of contrast. It is a place that is known for its lush subtropical paradise and some of the most pristine beaches in the world. However, at the same time, UNICEF reports that over 70% of the country lives in poverty; Gelsey and her family being one of them. Their family income is just over $105 a month. They live in a one-room concrete block home.
Children International has a strong presence in the country and they are making a difference. One of the most difficulty aspects of the poor in Honduras is that they struggle to learn. The classrooms and resources for the schools in poor areas are inadequate. Couple that with the families need their children working and not in school; it is a vicious cycle that children and teens are caught up in. Reports are that over 25% of the population over 15 is illiterate.
Health care for the poor is almost non-existent. the hospitals do not have adequate supplies and there are simply just not enough beds for all the patients who need care. However, there is a beacon of light and hope. Children International (sponsored communities) is able to provide regular parasite treatment, training on disease prevention and hygiene supplies and these clinics are making a HUGE impact in the community.
So, I am kicking off this campaign for Honduras and I am simply calling it 25-4-HN (Twenty-five individuals becoming sponsors for children in Honduras). From friends that I meet on a daily/weekly basis, to those on facebook, through the blog world and more, I think that we can get 25 individuals willing to sponsor a child in Honduras by August 31st.
So, will you take the challenge? Will you be one of the twenty-five?
The sponsorship is only $25 a month and Children International is constantly at 85% of the funds going directly to the child (very minimal administrative cost). The $25 will go directly to a child. You will be able to communicate with them and receive updates. The small amount will help provide, education, health care and community centers where they can learn and play in a safe environment.
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You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Once you contact me, I will send you a packet with your child from Honduras. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of a child in Honduras. Below is a photo of a road and home similar to where a child that you sponsor may live:
A big dream .... for some of us who are part of this campaign to go and see the children that we are sponsoring next summer. That could be chapter two. But, first, we are on chapter one. I want/need 25 individuals to make an impact in Honduras. Are you one of them ?