Sponsorship Works!

Child sponsorship helps lift kids and families out of poverty and provides them with hope.

May he defend the cause of the poor of the people, give deliverance to the children of the needy, and crush the oppressor! Psalm 72:4

When people ask how to help the poor, child sponsorship often is suggested. Indeed, for a small amount of money each month, organizations allow individuals to sponsor a child and help to provide education, food, and clothing for them. In return, the sponsors get a picture of the child and quarterly or annual updates from the organization regarding their child. It has long seemed like an easy way to make an impact. However, the question many people ask is, does it really work?

The Love House kids and me at Lake Nabugabo.

A quick online research produces various studies done taken by economists demonstrating that the data clearly shows large and statistically significant impacts on the educational outcomes of sponsored children. For me, nothing demonstrates the effectiveness of child sponsorship, particularly through the ministry of Windows of Hope International Children’s Ministry, than personally visiting Uganda and spending time with the children and schools that benefit from people’s generous contributions.
Windows of Hope has been helping disadvantaged children in Uganda for well over 10 years. Many of the ministry’s “first children” have gone on to have successful careers, began families, and are making an impact on future generations. Devoted sponsors of WOH have made this possible.

Certainly the need is great in Uganda and there are more children needing our help. It’s encouraging to see the fruit of seeds sown in the lives of those that need it most.

—Wayne Hill, Sr

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