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Sponsorship Saturday: Xiao, Zi, and Man!

Update 4/1/2022: Xiao, Zi, and Man’s sponsorship pages have disappeared from Holt’s website.

Welcome to Sponsorship Saturday, where, every Saturday, I hope to highlight one or more kids living in poverty and in need of sponsorship, in hopes of finding sponsors for them.

Please share these posts so that many people can become aware of people living in poverty and hopefully take action! Sharing is so easy, but has a huge impact!!

Please note that it is my intention to both help the kids I spotlight, by spreading the word about their needs, and how others can help, and also, to honor the individuals I’m advocating for in my wording and the info I mention here. If you see anything that I’ve missed, or that I could do better to accomplish this goal, you are welcome to let me know in the comments.

Today, I’d like to share with you three kids from Holt International’s sponsorship program, who live in China!

I’d like to share Xiao with you! Visit her sponsorship page here:


Xiao Yu is 11 years old, and lives in China with her family.

From Xiao’s sponsorship page (parentheses added by me to clear up confusing parts that didn’t get translated right) : Xiao Yu’s dad is deaf. He did farm work at home. The rice he produced was for the family’s grain. He also produced tea, which had RMB6000 for annual income.

They live in a shabby house with civil structure and they had a basic living allowance (from the government).

Her mom has (a) mental disability. She could do simple housework with the help of medicine which costs RMB300 a month.

Her elder brother is mental(ly) delayed, so his grades are poor. Xiao Yu’ is mental(ly) delayed.

According to the teacher of the elementary School, Xiao Yu’s family is in poverty. Therefore, her teacher recommended her with the hope that she could have better nutrition as well as continue study at school with the help of Holt’s sponsorship program.

Sponsorship will help support Xiao’s family, and give them what they need to stay together and thrive! You can sponsor Xiao for $34 a month!

This Saturday’s second highlighted kid is Zi! Visit her sponsorship page here:

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Zi Yi Wan is 11 years old, and lives in China with her parents and brother. Her mother is mentally ill and Zi’s father can’t work because he needs to care for her mother. Zi’s page says she was referred to Holt’s program by the local resident’s committee. Her family is poor, so they need support. There’s not much more info on her page.

Sponsorship will help support Zi’s family, and give them what they need to stay together and thrive! You can sponsor Zi for $34 a month!

The third kid I’m posting about today is Man! Visit her sponsorship page here:


Man Lu is 11 years old, and lives with her family in China. Man’s dad adopted her as a single father, and she lives with her dad and grandma. Her family is in a difficult situation, as her grandma is sickly, and care for her costs Man’s family a lot. Her dad doesn’t have a good job, or the skills to find one.

Man Lu is in primary school, and wants to enter a university in the future. In order to let her keep studying in the school, she has been placed into the sponsorship program.

Sponsorship will help Man’s family with all they need to stay together an thrive! You can sponsor Man for $34 a month!

Please consider sharing this post or sponsoring Xiao, Zi, or Man!

Since Holt may be a lesser known sponsorship orginization, I’d like to give you a bit of information about Holt! This is from Holt’s about page: We are a Christian organization committed to a world where every child has a loving and secure home. We help strengthen vulnerable families, care for orphans, and find adoptive families for kids.

Sponsorship is a branch of family support. Family support helps to prevent orphans in the first place by providing families with material assistance so that families don’t feel like the only option is to put their children in orphanages. This is so important!

To learn more about Holt’s program in China, visit this page:

Giving, praying, and sharing are three great ways you can help Xiao, Zi, or Man.

Of course, sponsorship is not for everyone, but that isn’t the only way to help. Maybe you could share? Maybe you could pray?

Thank you so much for reading!



Published by clararidings

My blog is a platform for sharing my art, crafts, and, most importantly, advocacy for vulnerable children, and more! I'd be honored if you read some of my posts, or follow along!

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