Dat's parents divorced when he was only one year old. After that, he lived with his mother for a short time in another province before moving to live with his grandmother. Dat's father has remarried. His family is poor, so he can't provide any support to raise Dat. Dat's grandmother is 79 years old and earns a living by selling lottery tickets around the village. She is old and can't go far, so she only sells about 60 tickets a day and earns about 2.5 USD. On sick days, she cannot go to work, so she usually borrows money from neighbors to buy food for her grandchild, Dat, and her. The two are living in a charity house built on the land of a local Protestant church and their family is one of the poor households in their commune. With a precarious low income, the grandmother could not afford Dat's daily living and tuition fees. The boy could be at risk of dropping out of school, so the local authorities referred the case to Holt for assistance.
FAQs About Sponsoring a Child
When you sponsor a child through Holt, your monthly gifts help provide everything a child needs to reach their potential in life — from food, shelter and education to the nurturing care of a devoted family or caregiver.
Over time, you may also build a relationship with your sponsored child by corresponding through our Holt Sponsor Center. Children may send letters or artwork to share about their lives and express their gratitude. Here are letters two children wrote for their sponsors in the U.S.
Thank you so much for your sponsorship! I’m in tears and get so emotional when I receive the funding from you. I’m so grateful that you picked me and have trust in me. You have been a true inspiration to me. I must keep on doing my best at school, and you will be my motivation when I face challenges. I will stay focused on my studies, and create my own bright future. I want to walk out of the mountain, and explore the world. Best wishes for you.
I am Lima is extremely excited that I was enrolled into Education Supporting Program of Holt. I always receive study materials and pocket money that I could be spend on my extra study fee. In my life, I have many purpose not only good job but I want to be a good daughter, good student and good citizen in society as well. I am thankful to Holt organization which supports me these materials especially, staffs, who ride the motor arrive village to provide materials and also interviews about health or study as so on. In the finally, I would like to share the future dream that I want to become a doctor or flight attendant.