As a church we sponsor two children who live in Tanzania this involves a monthly contribution which Compassion use for their education at school and they also receive regular medica checks and any treatment they need.  Compassion will offer sponsership to one child per family unless
the poverty levels are so bad then they will offer sponsorship for two.  Too us in the west this seems unfair but in the third world the children chosen are classed as ambassadors for their community.  Also the children who are sponsored take back to their families the skill they learn both academically and health wise too so its like butterfly affect one benefits in the beginning but
as time pass all the members of the family or community benefit in the end

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