Update 4/1/2022: Amelia is no longer available to be sponsored. She may have already been sponsored or she may no longer be part of World Vision’s program.
Welcome to Sponsorship Saturday, where, every Saturday, I hope to share about one or more kid living in poverty and in need of sponsorship, in hopes of finding sponsors for them.
However, for Sponsorship Saturday to accomplish it’s purpose, I’ll need your help! Please share these posts so that many people can become aware of people living in poverty and hopefully take action!
And, of course, please keep the Sponsorship Saturday kids and their families in your prayers.
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’s post is about two kids who live in Albania, and are part of World Vision’s sponsorship program!
Today I want to share precious Florenco with you! Here’s his sponsorship page: https://www.worldvision.org/sponsor-a-child/?childItem=a6c8e7c3-b859-4574-9cb0-518a95bcbf15&backLink=grid
Florenco is 3 years old. He and his family probably speak Albanian.
Florenco lives with his mom and dad in an area of Albania that is flat, with no lakes or rivers. The community is on the outskirts of a city, and many residents are poor and unemployed. The single floor homes are constructed of stones and sometimes logs or sticks, with mud for mortar. Most community members run small businesses. Bread and dairy products are also staple foods. Summers are hot and dry but the winters are mild and wet.
Florenco is not in school at this time because he is still too young. He likes to play ball games!
Florenco has some sort of special needs, which only heightens the challenges of living in poverty for him. Please consider sponsoring Florenco so that money is not an obstacle in him getting all he needs to thrive!!
Sponsorship will help provide Florenco and his community with improved school structures and trained teachers. World Vision’s staff in Florenco’s community will raise awareness about the needs and rights of children with disabilities. Youth groups will benefit from activities like sports, leadership training, and child protection advocacy. And World Vision’s caring staff will reflect Christ’s love to these children through their actions and lives.
Florenco has been waiting 15 days for a sponsor. You can sponsor him for $39 a month!
Meet Amelia, the second child I’m sharing this Saturday! Visit her sponsorship page: https://www.worldvision.org/sponsor-a-child/?childItem=7c8319ff-9a44-4c95-93f0-fa276ad87b85&backLink=grid
Here is Amelia’s video!
Amelia is 8 years old, and lives with her family in a coastal village is on the outskirts of an urban setting, with the largest economic and tourist harbor of the country. The single floor homes are constructed of stones and sometimes logs or sticks, with mud for mortar. Farmers grow citrus fruit and vegetables. Bread and dairy products are also staple foods. Summers are hot and dry but the winters are mild.
Amelia likes playing with dolls!
Sponsorship will help provide Amelia and her community with better health by teaching families and health providers to address poor health and nutrition. Your faithful support will help parents and families earn a steady income and equip young people for future jobs. Children will benefit from high-quality education and be supported by their families to stay in school. And World Vision’s caring staff will reflect Christ’s love to these children through their actions and lives.
Amlia has been waiting for a sponsor for 7 months. You can sponsor her for $39 a month!
Learn more about what World Vision does in Albania here:
Do you want to help? Giving, praying, and sharing are a few ways that you could help Florenco, Amelia, or another vulnerable child!
Please consider sharing this post or sponsoring Florenco or Amelia!
Of course, sponsorship is not for everyone, but that isn’t the only way to help. Maybe you could share? Maybe you could pray, or give a one time gift? Thanks for reading!
All photos and information is taken from World Vision’s website.