Many of us consider the opportunity to go to school and learn, or to have clean water and fresh food on your table something very normal, we can’t imagine life without these simple things. But in many poor countries these things are considered a luxury. The children that are born in these countries have a dark future ahead of them, they won’t be able to use a computer or to read a book, their only opportunity is to work as hard as they can, but their work will be hard labor.
Children in the poor countries have to work at very young ages. They usually begin working at around six or eight years, and because they don’t have experience they start as beggars. Then they polish shoes and sell small things. At 13 years they start working more seriously, and at 15 hard labor begins.
But now, you can make something for these poor children! With the help of a charitable organization you can make a small charity donation or you can even sponsor a child. With only a few money from you can make a difference in someone’s life and you can offer him/her a brighter future. By sponsoring a child you will give him the opportunity to learn, which is very important for his future. Charity donations bring books, tutoring services, educational materials and programs to the poor countries of the world.
The charitable organizations that support children use your charity donations to buy books from the local bookstores, and to hire teachers. The most important thing is to learn them how to read, so this is done first.
Also, each year some people volunteer to go to the poor countries and help the children there. These people make sure that your charity donations are used for a good purpose.
Sponsoring a child is the best thing you can do to help improve the life of a poor boy or girl. A special connection will be established between you and the child that you sponsor. He will send you letters in which he will thank you and tell you how the money you sent were spent. Probably your picture will stand in a special place in his house. If you want, you can visit the child and his family in person.
So remember that you can easily make a difference in someone’s life with some money that to you may seem little, because money have different values in poor countries!