Sponsorship for education and income
Ways out of poverty
Beatriz: "I can take care of my family now"Beatriz became an orphan at the age of 14 and was left on her own. "First my father died of AIDS, then my mother." Because of the widespread AIDS pandemic in Mozambique, thousands of children and teenagers lose their parents every year. The consequences are extreme poverty, dropping out of school and social stigmatization. At our partner organisation Centro Aberto de Jesús in Chimoio, children and young people like Beatriz receive psychological support and can complete an apprenticeship. Beatriz is now a tailor and earns her own money by making school uniforms.
José Alfredo: "Thanks to honey I can live well today"Children and young people in El Salvador are looking into a gloomy future. Unemployment, poverty and gang crime shape their lives. For lack of alternatives, 20-year-old José Alfredo almost joined a criminal gang. However, he and his cousins received a loan from our partner organisation CORDES to set up a beekeeping business, as well as appropriate training. Today the proceeds from the sale of honey are enough to live on. Even more: José Alfredo plans to catch up on his school leaving certificate and then study agronomy.
"The time of mourning is behind me. I look confidently to the future."
Beatriz, seamstress from Mozambique, 17 years old
In this list you will find the projects that benefit from this sponsorship.
Young people develop alternatives to migration (El Salvador)
A future for rural youth (Colombia)
Handicraft courses for children and young people (Mozambique)
Young people build micro-cinemas (Peru)
Promoting the independence of rural youth (Peru)
Strengthening young people from townships and former homelands (South Africa)