Child sponsorship

Meet Baby Kalebu!

If you've been to our Chitipi Farm Children's Home in Malawi, you know Kalebu. Only one and a half years old, he's the baby of the family there, and his "brothers" and "sisters" at the Children's Home love him. And with his biological brother Thomas, the two make quite an adorable, spunky pair. 

God Opens a Door in Haiti

Under the Caribbean sun, the big tent heats up quickly. But the children don’t seem to notice. They sit wriggling on red benches listening to their classmates sing their favorite Bible songs. This is the Christienne Mixte d’Echalotte, a Haitian school that hosts the Children of the Nations (COTN) after-school program. Here, all seventy-five children in COTN's Haiti Village Partnership Program (VPP) have a place to gather every day.

Clean Water Flows in Ngolala Junction for the First Time!

Deep in the middle of the dry season in Sierra Leone, a group of elders gathered in a circle. They stood in the heat of the day, the dry dust dispersed through the air from so many shuffling feet, and witnessed one of the most momentous occasions in the short history of their small village.

A Hunger for Knowledge: Patrick's Story

He was one of those kids. You know, the ones who are always hanging around, with big, hungry eyes. The ones who materialize whenever there is any work—desperate to do something, regardless if there is any monetary compensation. And then as fast as he showed up, he would disappear—no one knew where he lived. 

Your Shoes Reach Sierra Leone

Last fall, we shared an urgent need with you. All 500 children in our Sierra Leone Village Partnership Program needed new shoes for school. With just a few weeks before our shipping container was scheduled to depart for Sierra Leone, people all over Kitsap County and Seattle rallied. In just days, we watched a huge bin fill as dozens of individuals stopped by our headquarters with their donations.

    Nonprofit Children of the Nations Points to Recent Study Illustrating Life-Changing Impacts of Child Sponsorship

    Silverdale, Washington – May 22, 2013 – International child sponsorship really does improve children’s well-being, according to a new study conducted by the University of San Francisco. This is exciting news for the millions of Americans who give to child sponsorship organizations each month. 

    Welcome to the Family!

    Sue Trover wanted her surprise to be the highlight of Christmas day. She waited until all eleven grandchildren had opened their gifts. “The timing was important,” she explains.  Then she gathered the whole family and unveiled the biggest gift of the day—their family would be expanding as they welcomed six sponsored children from Children of the Nations’ (COTN) programs in Africa and the Caribbean.  

    A Day in the Life of a Malawian Sponsored Child

    Esnart's days were not easy before she became part of Children of the Nations' (COTN) child sponsorship program in the village of Mtsiliza, Malawi. She never had enough to eat, and struggled to attend school. Even though primary school is free in Malawi, a host of factors make it difficult for children to attend.  Many families cannot afford simple school supplies and uniforms, while others need their children to stay home and work.

    How the Angel and the Bookkeeper Learned to Get Along

    I don’t think Perla let go of my hand the entire afternoon. We walked all over the bumpy dirt roads of her neighborhood in the Dominican Republic, with her clinging to my hand and introducing me to her friends, family, and favorite games. She was obviously excited and encouraged that I, her sponsor, had come to visit. 

    The Gift that Changed a Mother’s Life

    It would be any mother's worst nightmare. Grace was a mother to seven children—one of whom had cerebral palsy—and already had two young grandchildren as well. It was already a struggle to provide for all the hungry children in her home. When her husband died, Grace knew it would be impossible for her to even provide the most basic necessities for her children.

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