I’d like you to re-introduce you to Shravani Chandreshakar . She is 4 years old and lives in India. Her parents struggle to provide for the family. Both her father and mother are farm laborers. Despite their effort it is difficult to meet the family’s needs. Shravani lives with her parents and 1 sister.
Shravani is growing up in a poor rural community. Typical homes are made of mud with tile or thatched roofs. Corn bread, beans, rice and vegetables are staples of the local diet. Temperatures range from annual lows in the 40s during winter to highs up to 116 in May. Monsoon season is from June to September. The community is located on hilly, forested terrain.
Shravani is not in school at this time. She likes to play traditional games. She helps at home by being good. She is in satisfactory health.
She is the reason I decided to participate in the World Vision Global 6K for Water.
By participating in the World Vision Global 6K for Water I was able to support World Vision’s water programs. Upon accomplishing a HUGE milestone in which World Vision achieved their 2020 goal (3 years early!) of reaching one new person with water every 10 seconds, I’ve also contributed to the next big goal of hoping to provide universal water access everywhere World Vision Works by 2030!
If you missed participating in the 6K don’t fret. You can still impact the whole life of a child – including providing access to clean water – through child sponsorship. You can sponsor some just like Shravani. Sponsorship is a personal, long-term way to get involved with World Vision and to show love to a child in need. The beauty of the program is that the World Vision child sponsorship model allows for a one-on-one relationship with a sponsor, while pooling the gifts of all sponsors who support children in the same community to provide long-term resources for lasting change.
Want to know what the sponsorship entails? Here’s how child sponsorship through World Vision works:
- Find a child you want to help. Look forward to the first letter from your child within 6-12 weeks. It’s the start of a one-on-one relationship, and a fuller life for both of you.
- Your gift helps your sponsored child and their entire community. Your donation combines with gifts from all other sponsors who support kids in the same area. Translation? Long-term resources for everyone!
- Local staff make your donations go the extra mile. Children don’t get direct cash benefits. Better yet, our staff creates a sustainable plan for funds that keeps communities out of poverty, even once we’ve moved on to help friends living in another area.
You also will get to stay connected for the important moments. The My World Vision digital experience lets you get regular updates, track community progress, and view photos of your child. You can even send them a letter through email!
Ultimately, the goal of World Vision sponsorship is to help your sponsored child and his or her community to break the cycle of poverty so they can step into the future with hope. Just over a year ago my husband and I made the decision to sponsor a child. His name is Andre. Knowing that we’ve impacted his life in a positive way over the last year is a priceless feeling that can’t be described. Won’t you consider sponsoring your own child?