Recently, Holt staff visited a daycare center Holt supports in Manila, Philippines. Here, in a colorful room full of 3-to-4-year-olds, there are abundant toys, crayons and notebooks, a loving teacher, nutritious food and most of all, hope.
These children live in one of the most impoverished barangays (or neighborhoods) in Manila, but because of support from sponsors like you, they and their entire families are receiving the resources they need thrive!
In the Philippines, Holt partners with the organization Kaisahang Buhay Foundation (KBF), which works in this particular barangay to ensure 50 preschoolers are safe and cared for while their parents are at work. KBF also works to ensure that older children can attend school with the educational support they receive from their sponsors, and that struggling parents are empowered through Holt microloans to start sustainable businesses that will provide for their entire family.
The impact of sponsorship for these children and families is huge. With the support they receive, these families have the resources and skills to transform their lives and their communities!
And no one appreciates this transformation more than the parents of the children in our sponsorship program. In this video, you’ll hear from Shila whose daughter attends the preschool at KBF.
Your support not only provides education, nutrition and opportunity, but it prevents child abandonment, ensuring that families stay together. When families are prepared and empowered to fight poverty, that means that these parents will never have to make the heartbreaking decision to separate from their children in hope of giving them a better life.
Whether you sponsor a child in the Philippines, Cambodia, Mongolia, Haiti or somewhere else, know that your support is truly transformational.
On behalf of children and their parents around the world, thank you.
You can read more about Holt’s programs in the Philippines here.