Having a warm place to sleep, a full stomach, and money in your pocket are some of the necessities for a comfortable life. Sending your kids to school, putting shoes on their feet, and teaching them to wash their hands makes them one out of one billion that are the fortunate few. What happens to the one billion that are less fortunate?
In countries like Colombia, India, Dominican Republic, and Ecuador children are struggling to eat, have an education, and have access to soap and water. When there is no access to health, education, jobs, and the lack of encouragement it creates a cycle of poverty. Poverty is a big problem but it has an even bigger solution, you.
Children International is one program that believes the power to end global poverty all begins with you. Taking care of your lawn, buying mobile games, going out to lunch, buying that fancy sweater for your pet, and satisfying your sweet tooth are all expenses that add up over time. Thirty-two dollars for a dinner for two could provide Maristela in the Philippines an education, medical care, life skills, and the job placement she needs after graduation. “You are helping the cycle of poverty and creating a ripple of change in the world.”
Sevenly is taking the initiative and assisting a child through Children International and helping to break the cycle of poverty. We believe that giving selflessly and supporting the life of another will bring a brighter future for all. Former Navy SEAL and actor, Joel Lambert says, “Being a sponsor humbles me. It takes my eyes off of myself for a moment and allows me to do what I can to facilitate another’s journey. Even in such a small way, it’s a chance to be a bit bigger than myself.”
Sevenly would like to challenge you to be bigger than yourself. Sponsor a child for a year, give a monetary donation or use social media to give a voice to a child in poverty. Margaret Mead once said, “Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.”
published on Sevenly.org in 2017