SPONSOR A CHILD!
Since 2012, we have helped dozens of children enroll and remain in school and given them invaluable experiences
WHO WE SERVE:
The children and families RIEcuador serves live in impoverished villages in an around Gualaceo, San Juan, and Jadan, Azuay. Our children come from extremely difficult situations, including severe poverty, abuse and abandonment. They are between the ages of 5 and 19. Most of them work to help their families survive and do not receive adequate schooling, medical attention or nutrition. To see the children and the families we serve, click here.
WHAT WE DO:
RIEcuador’s Sponsor a Child program designates contributions from donors to individual children to ensure each has all the tools she or he needs to receive her or his education, and to enable us to bring new experiences to all the participants. We accomplish this by:
Purchasing and providing uniforms and supplies necessary for each child to attend and remain in school.
Funding and organizing an annual field trips to an educational location outside of the children’s villages.
HOW IT WORKS:
Your financial contribution at any level below will cover the cost of the basic fees and supplies these children need to attend and stay in school and the cost of RIEcuador's annual field trip. Greater contributions will pay for shoes and school uniforms (an essential and often unattainable item for attendance in public school). All of these are costs their families simply cannot afford. The contribution levels are:
$100- Fees, Supplies, and Field Trip: Pays all the administrative fees associatied with school attendance and for fulfillment of the entire, comprehensive government-issued list of required school supplies. This contribution also covers a child’s attendance at RIEcuador's annual field trip.
$125- Fees, Supplies, Field Trip and Shoes: Pays for a child’s fees, school supplies and attendance at the field trip, and adds the purchase of a pair of shoes- an basic essential many children lack.
$250- Fees, Supplies, Filed Trip and Shoes, and School Uniform: Pays for all of the above, plus the cost of a school uniform (also government-required) or some other special item of clothing, such as a graduation suit.
HOW WE MAKE IT HAPPEN:
Each September, our founder travels home to Ecuador at her own expense, to coordinate with the childrens’ schoolteachers, parents, and community members, and to supervise and organize the purchase of all of the supplies and uniforms. Once we have obtained all that is required, we hold a two-day charity event. On the first day, we provide a nutritious meal, distribute the supplies, uniforms, and shoes, and ensure that each child’s administrative requirements for attendance will be met. For the second day, we charter a bus and take the children to a trip to a cultural or educational institution outside their villages.
With your sponsorship commitment, you will receive information about the child's current situation and RIEcuador's plans for her or him.
2019 COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION PROJECT:
This year, we ask that, as you contribute on behalf of each child, you consider adding an additional 15% to your donation to help RIEcuador more effectively involve the community we serve. We will devote all such additional funds to the cost of community mobilization, a tool which provides us with essential input to ensure the continued success of our programs and of your investments in these children’s futures- learn more about our new initiative by clicking here.
HOW TO BECOME AN SPONSOR:
it’S A TWO STEP PROCESS:
1st step: ADD and submit your name below
2nd step: CLICK HERE TO MAKE YOUR CONTRIBUTION
When you click "here" you will be directed to the page of our partner (fiscal sponsor), Palms for Life Fund, a nonprofit, 501(c)(3), U.S. based organization.
Remember- your donations directly support a child's needs. Our volunteers work for free and our only current administrative cost is a 10% fee paid to our partner, the Palms For Life Fund. That Fund provides invaluable support and its fiscal sponsorship enables us to legally solicit tax-exempt donations in the U.S. and to legally remit those donations to Ecuador.