Katie Hennessy, Plan International Ireland’s Donor Relations Officer.
At Plan International, we regularly meet with each and every sponsored child to understand exactly how our sponsors impact each child, each family, and each community we work with. We hold ourselves accountable and ensure our sponsors are having the best possible impact on sponsored children, all over the globe.
This year we took a closer to look to really understand what it means to say – sponsorship changes lives.
Examining 12 million interviews since 2006, we’ve got the results in…
And we’re very happy to report… sponsorship works!
But please don’t just take our word for it…
Layza lives in Maranhão state in Brazil, loves football, and has ambitions of going to college in the future. This dream is becoming more of a reality than ever, thanks to Layza’s sponsors who support her education. They speak Portuguese, so she loves to get letters from them, and the toys they send are a nice treat too!
“They are very nice people, very friendly people. They take care of me, even from so far away. They ask me if I am studying, they participate in my life. It is very nice to receive care and attention from them as it motivates me to keep going. I want to meet my sponsors one day,” she says.
For children just like Layza all over the world – our sponsors make a world of difference!