Sponsorship - Child Profiles

Thank you for your interest in child sponsorship. By sponsoring a child, you are joining in our mission to provide your child with 1) healthy meals, 2) educational resources, and 3) transportation to and from Bonsai each day. You are helping ensure that the teachers and staff that invest in your sponsored child daily can continue to do so. We are committed to maintaining a low student-to-teacher ratio (up to 12 children per teacher) so that each child receives the personal assistance that he or she needs. Sponsorships are available at the $40, $80, or $120 levels. Have questions about sponsorship? Click here.

To register for child sponsorship, follow the link by clicking on the "Sponsor a Child" button to the left. You will be directed to a PayPal donation page. Please include a valid email address so we can contact you for further information. For other payment options, click here. For further information, contact Anna Jacobson at ajacobson@incalink.org.

The following children are currently participating in Bonsai:

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Isaac C.

Sponsorship Status: Fully sponsored
Birthdate: September 18, 2008 (age 10)
Grade: 5th
Participant Since: August 8, 2016
What I Like to Do: Watch movies, play soccer, sleep, and ride my bike
My Favorite Subject at School: Math
My Favorite Color: Blue
My Favorite Food: Encebollado – a soup made with fish, onion, and yucca root and served with dried plantain chips and fresh lime
When I Grow Up: “I want to be a teacher, because I like to teach others and learn at the same time.”
My Favorite Part of Bonsai: The food and the play time
Background: Isaac is friendly and energetic. He loves a good joke and provides a lot of humor at Bonsai. He lives in Manta with his mother and younger sister, Korina. In 2015, Isaac’s older brother, who was born with a disability, died suddenly. This has been very painful for him and his family. We came to know Isaac’s family through the food pantry ministry of Iglesia Bíblica Bautista de Manta (Bible Baptist Church of Manta), where Bonsai is hosted. The leadership of the church later recommended his family for participation in Bonsai. Isaac’s father partially supports the family, but does not live with them. In June of 2017, Isaac’s mother, Maura, started working with Bonsai as our part-time cook and put her faith in Jesus shortly after. Before he started attending Bonsai, Isaac’s mother told us that he had dealt with a lot of bottled-up anger and hurt due to the loss of his brother, but we’ve seen him grow in his ability to laugh and express his emotions in a healthy way.

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Korina C.

Sponsorship Status: Fully sponsored
Birthdate: August 3, 2012 (age 6)
Grade: 1st
Participant Since: August 8, 2016
What I Like to Do: Play ball, play Hide-and-Seek, and have tea parties
My Favorite Subject at School: Art
My Favorite Color: Purple
My Favorite Food: Broccoli
When I Grow Up: “I want to be An English teacher because I want to teach kids to read, write and speak English.”
My Favorite Part of Bonsai: The Bible stories
Background: Korina is kind and affectionate. She loves to give hugs and to make new friends. She lives in Manta with her mother and older brother, Isaac. In 2015, Korina’s older brother, who was born with a disability, died suddenly. This has been very painful for her and her family. We came to know Korina’s family through the food pantry ministry of Iglesia Bíblica Bautista de Manta (Bible Baptist Church of Manta), where Bonsai is hosted. The leadership of the church later recommended her family for participation in Bonsai. Korina’s’s father partially supports the family, but does not live with them. In June of 2017, Korina’s mother, Maura, started working with Bonsai as our part-time cook and put her faith in Jesus shortly after. Most likely due to the loss of her older brother, Korina was unusually attached to her mother when she began attending Bonsai and cried whenever she was away from her mom. Since then, we’ve seen her mature emotionally and become more independent.

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MiguEl C.

Sponsorship Status: Fully sponsored
Birthdate: March 10, 2012 (age 6)
Grade: 1st
Participant Since: February 15, 2016
What I Like to Do: Play with blocks, play tag, color, and eat
My Favorite Subject at School: Art
My Favorite Color: Blue
My Favorite Food: Ceviche, which is a chilled soup made with fish cooked in lime juice and served with fresh vegetables
When I Grow Up: “I want to be a policeman because I want to save people, catch robbers, and make justice.”
My Favorite Part of Bonsai: Music
Background: Miguel almost always has a smile on his face. He loves to be silly and run around with his friends. When we met Miguel and his sister, Gabriela, they were living in a local children’s home because their mother was leaving them at home alone. A few months later, he returned to live with his mother, but she was not sending him to school regularly and continued to put the children at risk with her choices. Miguel lived with his mother and two of his siblings in a makeshift cane house on the wall of a factory for several months, but the family was removed and forced to float from house to house. The family has since been given a small plot of land and a house by the government. The new location has been good for the family and Miguel has been catching up in school now that he has regular attendance. Miguel’s father is not involved in his life.

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Anayra C.

Sponsorship Status: Fully sponsored
Birthdate: September 24, 2009 (age 9)
Grade: 4th
Participant Since: August 14, 2017
What I Like to Do: Play with my brother and cousin, go to the park, and go to the beach
My Favorite Subject at School: Math
My Favorite Color: Yellow
My Favorite Food: Encocado de camaron, which is shrimp served in a creamy coconut sauce
When I Grow Up: “I want to be a doctor because I want to help little kids and pregnant ladies.”
My Favorite Part of Bonsai: Learning about God and doing my homework
Background: Anayra is spunky and a hard worker. She’s always smiling and ready to try something new. Anayra lives with her mother, older brother, younger sister, and baby brother in a cane house on the edge of Manta. Her parents are separated, but her father stays very involved in her life. He is partially disabled due to a surgery complication, but is able to work with a friend installing doors and gates. Her mother works making food and sweets which she sells on the streets and outside schools. Anayra’s family was recommended to Bonsai by the director of her school. Before participating in Bonsai, Anayra and her siblings were frequently left at home alone. Her mother was very insistent on her children’s participation in the program for this reason. Anayra and her siblings had already been involved in a children’s Bible club in their neighborhood before we met them, and their mother is happy that the children are learning about Jesus.

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Irvin C.

Sponsorship Status: Fully sponsored
Birthdate: January 29, 2008 (age 10)
Grade: 5th
Participant Since: August 14, 2017
What I Like to Do: Draw, play soccer, and watch movies
My Favorite Subject at School: Math
My Favorite Color: Blue
My Favorite Food: Chicharron de pescado, which are breaded, fried pieces of seasoned fish
When I Grow Up: “I want to be a soldier so that I can fly high in the sky.”
My Favorite Part of Bonsai: Eating and studying
Background: Irvin is athletic and competitive. He is very active and wants to be a part of everything. Irvin lives with his mother, two younger sisters and baby brother in a cane house on the edge of Manta. His parents are separated, but his father stays very involved in his life. His father is partially disabled due to a surgery complication, but is able to work with a friend installing doors and gates. His mother works making food and sweets which she sells on the streets and outside schools. The family was recommended to Bonsai by the director of his school. Before participating in Bonsai, Irvin and his siblings were frequently left at home alone. His mother was very insistent on her children’s participation in the program for this reason. Irvin and his siblings had already been involved in a children’s Bible club in their neighborhood before we met them, and their mother is happy that the children are learning about Jesus.

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Shellmy C.

Sponsorship Status: Fully sponsored
Birthdate: May 25, 2015 (age 3)
Grade: Not in school
Participant Since: June 11, 2018
What I Like to Do: Color and draw, play with my sibblings
My Favorite Subject at School: N/A
My Favorite Color: Brown
My Favorite Food: Eggs
When I Grow Up: “I want to be a doctor.”
My Favorite Part of Bonsai: Playing
Background: Shellmy is the youngest child participating in Bonsai. She is willful and free-spirited. She lives with her mother, older brother, older sister, and baby brother in a cane house on the edge of Manta. Her parents are separated, but her father stays very involved in her life. He is partially disabled due to a surgery complication but is able to work with a friend installing doors and gates. Her mother works making food and sweets which she sells on the streets and outside schools. Shellmy’s family was recommended to Bonsai by the director of her siblings’ school. She was too young to begin Bonsai at the same time as her siblings, and often accompanied her mother around neighborhoods as she worked, which was difficult for her mother. Shellmy and her siblings had already been involved in a children’s Bible club in their neighborhood before we met them, and their mother is happy that the children are learning about Jesus.

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Jean Carlos F.

Sponsorship Status: Fully sponsored
Birthdate: September 19, 2006 (age 12)
Grade: 6th
Participant Since: October 17, 2016
What I Like to Do: Play soccer, swim, and play tag
My Favorite Subject at School: Science
My Favorite Color: Blue
My Favorite Food: Corviches, which are pastries made with a batter of plantain and ground peanut, stuffed with fish, then baked or fried
When I Grow Up: “I want to be a taxi driver because I want to drive and have my own car.”
My Favorite Part of Bonsai: Playing with his friends
Background: Jean Carlos is bright, fun and helpful. He’s well-rounded and is always eager to learn something new. When we met Jean and his family, they were living in a tiny patchwork cane house on the outskirts of Manta with his parents and four siblings. His father collects recyclables and works odd jobs to support the family. His mother washes and folds clothing to provide additional income, but before becoming a part of Bonsai the work frequently forced her to leave Jean and his siblings at home alone. Neither of Jean’s parents can read or write, which made helping the children with their homework virtually impossible. Now that the family is participating in Bonsai, Jean’s parents can work unhindered and the kids are receiving help with homework and tutoring. Some of our short-term teams were also able to help us build a new house for Jean’s family. Jean was closed-off and untrusting when he started at Bonsai, but is now very friendly and a leader among his peers. He has also gotten much more responsible and careful in his work, and has caught up to grade level.

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Jorge F.

Sponsorship Status: Fully sponsored
Birthdate: June 4, 2005 (age 13)
Grade: 4th
Participant Since: October 17, 2016
What I Like to Do: Play soccer and basketball
My Favorite Subject at School: Language
My Favorite Color: Orange
My Favorite Food: Ice cream
When I Grow Up: “I want to be a soldier because I like to help people who are in danger, and because they exercise and their uniforms are cool.”
My Favorite Part of Bonsai: The food
Background: Jorge is kind and goofy. He will eat absolutely anything. When we met Jorge and his family, they were living in a tiny patchwork cane house on the outskirts of Manta with his parents and four siblings. His father collects recyclables and works odd jobs to support the family. His mother washes and folds clothing to provide additional income, but before becoming a part of Bonsai the work frequently forced her to leave Jorge and his siblings at home alone. Neither of Jorge’s parents can read or write, which made helping the children with their homework virtually impossible. Now that the family is participating in Bonsai, Jorge’s parents can work unhindered and the kids are receiving help with homework and tutoring. Some of our short-term teams were also able to help us build a new house for Jorge’s family. Jorge was born with a malformed soft palate that was never repaired, making it difficult for him to speak clearly. Bonsai helped the family connect with a national foundation which provided reconstructive surgery for Jorge in November of 2017, and his ability to speak and self-esteem have grown tremendously.

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Manuel F.

Sponsorship Status: Fully sponsored
Birthdate: September 12, 2008 (age 10)
Grade: 3rd
Participant Since: October 17, 2016
What I Like to Do: Play tag, play soccer, and go to the mall
My Favorite Subject at School: Language
My Favorite Color: Yellow
My Favorite Food: Encebollado – a soup made with fish, onion, and yucca root and served with dried plantain chips and fresh lime
When I Grow Up: “I want to be a policeman so I can help people.”
My Favorite Part of Bonsai: Drawing and coloring
Background: Manuel is sweet and fun. He is always eager to please and help out. When we met Manuel and his family, they were living in a tiny, patchwork cane house on the outskirts of Manta with his parents and four siblings. His father collects recyclables and works odd jobs to support the family. His mother washes and folds clothing to provide additional income, but before becoming a part of Bonsai the work frequently forced her to leave Manuel and his siblings at home alone. Neither of Manuel’s parents can read or write, which made helping the children with their homework virtually impossible. Now that the family is participating in Bonsai, Manuel’s parents can work unhindered and the kids are receiving help with homework and tutoring. Some of our short-term teams were also able to help us build a new house for Manuel’s family.

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Samantha F.

Sponsorship Status: Fully sponsored
Birthdate: September 1, 2013 (age 5)
Grade: Not in school
Participant Since: October 17, 2016
What I Like to Do: Play with toys, especially dolls
My Favorite Subject at School: N/A
My Favorite Color: Green
My Favorite Food: Ice cream
When I Grow Up: “I want to be a police officer so I can help people.”
My Favorite Part of Bonsai: Playing
Background: Samantha is quiet and independent. She enjoys playing with older kids and her teachers. When we met Samantha and her family, they were living in a tiny, patchwork cane house on the outskirts of Manta with her parents and four siblings. Her father collects recyclables and works odd jobs to support the family. Her mother washes and folds clothing to provide additional income, but before becoming a part of Bonsai the work frequently forced her to leave Samantha and her siblings at home alone. Neither of Samantha’s parents can read or write, which made helping the children with their homework virtually impossible. Samantha’s parents tried to enroll her in a preschool but there wasn’t room. She spends her morning with her mom, often going with her to various locations where her mom washes clothes. Samantha’s teacher at Bonsai has created a “homework” notebook in which she works on preschool-level assignments. Some of our short-term teams were also able to help us build a new house for Samantha’s family.

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Valentina F.

Sponsorship Status: Fully sponsored
Birthdate: September 20, 2010 (age 8)
Grade: 2nd
Participant Since: October 17, 2016
What I Like to Do: Help my mom clean, play Uno, and go to the park
My Favorite Subject at School: Math
My Favorite Color: Purple
My Favorite Food: Encebollado – a soup made with fish, onion, and yucca root and served with dried plantain chips and fresh lime
When I Grow Up: “I want to be a teacher so I can teach children, and so I can teach English.”
My Favorite Part of Bonsai: Playing
Background: Valentina is playful and loving. She enjoys singing, coloring and having her picture taken. When we met Valentina and her family, they were living in a tiny, patchwork cane house on the outskirts of Manta with her parents and four siblings. Her father collects recyclables and works odd jobs to support the family. Her mother washes and folds clothing to provide additional income, but before becoming a part of Bonsai the work frequently forced her to leave Valentina and her siblings at home alone. Neither of Valentina’s parents can read or write, which made helping the children with their homework virtually impossible. Now that the family is participating in Bonsai, Valentina’s parents can work unhindered and the kids are receiving help with homework and tutoring. Some of our short-term teams were also able to help us build a new house for Valentina’s family.

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Jomary M.

Sponsorship Status: Fully sponsored
Birthdate: March 9, 2009 (age 9)
Grade: 4th
Participant Since: August 14, 2017
What I Like to Do: Play board games, jump rope, color, and play freeze tag
My Favorite Subject at School: Art
My Favorite Color: Pink
My Favorite Food: Estofado de pollo, which is a dish with chicken and potatoes boiled in a tomato-based broth
When I Grow Up: “I want to be a building contractor because I like to work with my hands.”
My Favorite Part of Bonsai: The food
Background: Jomary is affectionate and talkative. She marches to the beat of her own drum and is always the first person to give a hug when someone is sad. She lives in the upper room of her grandfather’s house with her mother. Jomary’s mom is studying architecture in the local university in the mornings. She paints and makes home decorations to earn additional income, as well as teaching art for a local organization. Jomary’s parents are separated and she rarely sees her father. Before participating in Bonsai, Jomary often stayed at home alone.

Note: Parental photo release pending pursuant to Ecuadorian law.

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Julieth M.

Sponsorship Status: Fully sponsored
Birthdate: January 4, 2011 (age 7)
Grade: 2nd
Participant Since: September 1, 2016
What I Like to Do: Play with dolls, ride my bike, and watch TV
My Favorite Subject at School: Math
My Favorite Color: Red
My Favorite Food: Encebollado – a soup made with fish, onion, and yucca root and served with dried plantain chips and fresh lime
When I Grow Up: “I would like to be a doctor so that I can heal children, old people, young people, and everyone.”
My Favorite Part of Bonsai: The music
Background: Julieth is sassy and smart. She is outgoing, loves to laugh and is a natural leader. She lives in nearby Montecristi with her parents, her two older brothers, and her cat Raquelo. Her parents are Christians and are involved at Iglesia Bíblica Bautista de Manta (Bible Baptist Church of Manta), where Bonsai is hosted. Her father, Edwin, works in a fish packaging plant, but has been limited in his hours due to a chronic lung disease. God has used this illness to draw Edwin to Himself, and has put his faith in Christ as a result. We were able to hire Julieth’s mother, Janneth, as one of our teachers at Bonsai in 2016, which has given the family an additional and much-needed source of income. Julieth’s mom says that she always encourages her and that she’s always concerned with doing the right thing.

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Santiago m.

Sponsorship Status: Available for sponsorship - $120 needed
Birthdate: October 26, 2011 (age 7)
Grade: 1st
Participant Since: October 1, 2018
What I Like to Do: Play ball, play with my cousin, play marbles
My Favorite Subject at School: Music
My Favorite Color: Red
My Favorite Food: Pizza
What I Want to Be When I Grow Up: “I would like to be in the military because I like pistols.”
My Favorite Part of Bonsai: The crafts
Background: Santiago is intelligent and fun. He is a natural comedian and has the best dance moves of all the kids in Bonsai. He lives in Manta with his parents and his teenage sister. Santiago’s dad is an electromechanic and a pastor of a small local church. His mom sells a variety of prepared foods from the family workshop. Santiago’s mother volunteered at Bonsai for about a year until a family need required her to be at home during the afternoons. Santiago continued participating in Bonsai in order to help his family through a period of instability. He was officially accepted as part of the program in October of 2018.

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Gabriela Q.

Sponsorship Status: Fully sponsored
Birthdate: February 19, 2006 (age 12)
Grade: 4th
Participant Since: February 15, 2016
What I Like to Do: Go to the pool, the park, or the beach, and play tag
My Favorite Subject at School: Math
My Favorite Color: Purple
My Favorite Food: Encebollado – a soup made with fish, onion, and yucca root and served with dried plantain chips and fresh lime
What I Want to Be When I Grow Up: “I want to be a singer so that I can express myself and travel all over the world.”
My Favorite Part of Bonsai: Crafts
Background: Gabriela is helpful and affectionate. She loves to organize games and activities. When we met Gabriela and her brother, Miguel, they were living in a local children’s home because their mother was leaving them at home alone. A few months later, she returned to live with her mother, but she was not sending Gabriela to school regularly and continued to put both children at risk with her choices. Gabriela lived with her mother and two of her siblings in a makeshift cane house on the wall of a factory for several months, but the family was removed and forced to float from house to house. The family has since been given a small plot of land and a house by the government. Gabriela’s father is not involved in her life. When Gabriela started at Bonsai, she wasn’t attending school and couldn’t read or do basic math. She has since made good progress in her studies and has a new level of self-confidence. Gabriela made a profession of faith in Jesus in December 2016 and was baptized in January 2017.

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Ana Gabriela Q.

Sponsorship Status: Fully sponsored
Birthdate: September 21, 2010 (age 8)
Grade: 2nd
Participant Since: October 17, 2016
What I Like to Do: Play tag with my brothers, do puzzles and play soccer
My Favorite Subject at School: Math
My Favorite Color: Yellow
My Favorite Food: Encebollado – a soup made with fish, onion, and yucca root and served with dried plantain chips and fresh lime
What I Want to Be When I Grow Up: “I want to be a doctor to help others with what they need.”
My Favorite Part of Bonsai: The Bible stories
Background: Ana Gabriela is sweet but tough. She is very protective of her siblings and loves to take care of them. She lives in Manta with her grandmother, siblings, an aunt and uncle, and her cousins. She and her siblings have been living with their grandmother for three years. Ana Gabriela’s parents are separated. Ana Gabriela’s father works on a fishing boat and is gone for long periods of time and her mother is not very involved in her life, although she visits occasionally. Her grandmother works at a fish packaging factory in order to provide for the children. Before participating in Bonsai, Ana Gabriela and her siblings were left with a teenage cousin while their grandmother worked, but she was afraid that they weren’t being taken care of adequately. Since being a part of Bonsai, Ana Gabriela has become much more dedicated to learning and loves doing her homework.

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Jonathan Q.

Sponsorship Status: Fully sponsored
Birthdate: May 25, 2012 (age 6)
Grade: 1st
Participant Since: October 17, 2016
What I Like to Do: Color, play soccer and basketball, and go to the park
My Favorite Subject at School: Math (counting)
My Favorite Color: Blue
My Favorite Food: Salchipapas, which is French fries topped with chopped sausage
What I Want to Be When I Grow Up: “I want to be a policeman because my dad wanted to be a policeman.”
My Favorite Part of Bonsai: The music
Background: Jonathan is energetic and full of laughter. He is very competitive and loves a challenge. Jonathan lives in Manta with his grandmother, siblings, an aunt and uncle, and his cousins. He and his siblings have been living with their grandmother for three years. Jonathan’s parents are separated. Jonathan's father works on a fishing boat and is gone for long periods of time and his mother is not very involved in his life, although she visits occasionally. His grandmother works at a fish packaging factory in order to provide for the children. Before participating in Bonsai, Jonathan and his siblings were left with a teenage cousin while their grandmother worked, but she was afraid that they weren’t being taken care of adequately.

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José Q.

Sponsorship Status: Fully sponsored
Birthdate: November 11, 2008 (age 10)
Grade: 4th
Participant Since: October 17, 2016
What I Like to Do: Play Connect Four, jump rope, and play tag with his siblings
My Favorite Subject at School: English
My Favorite Color: Blue
My Favorite Food: Encebollado – a soup made with fish, onion, and yucca root and served with dried plantain chips and fresh lime
What I Want to Be When I Grow Up: “I want to be in the military so I can fly an airplane.”
My Favorite Part of Bonsai: Making crafts
Background: José is quiet and easy-going. He can be silly but is a hard worker. José lives in Manta with his grandmother, siblings, an aunt and uncle, and his cousins. He and his siblings have been living with their grandmother for three years. José’s parents are separated. José’s father works on a fishing boat and is gone for long periods of time and his mother is not very involved in his life, although she visits occasionally. His grandmother works at a fish packaging factory in order to provide for the children. Before participating in Bonsai, José and his siblings were left with a teenage cousin while their grandmother worked, but she was afraid that they weren’t being taken care of adequately. José was very timid when he started participating in Bonsai, but he is slowly coming out of his shell.

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Sophia R.

Sponsorship Status: Fully sponsored
Birthdate: November 1, 2010 (age 8)
Grade: 2nd
Participant Since: October 17, 2016
What I Like to Do: Play with my friends, play with dolls, play house, color and learn
My Favorite Subject at School: Math
My Favorite Color: Orange
My Favorite Food: Spaghetti
When I Grow Up: “I want to be a teacher to learn and so others will learn, too. And I want to be a great professional.”
My Favorite Part of Bonsai: Playtime and snacks
Background: Sophia is polite and proper. She is very observant and loves personal attention from her teachers at Bonsai. She lives in Manta with her parents, grandmother, and brother. Sophia’s grandmother suffers from severe dementia and requires near-constant supervision. This also creates an additional financial burden on the family. Sophia’s father works as a sales representative at a local tire business. When she isn’t with the grandmother, Sophia’s mother has her own business painting fingernails. Between these jobs, the family is able to sustain itself. Before being a part of Bonsai, the kids often stayed at home alone with their grandmother and had to take care of her. Sophia’s parents have expressed that being involved with Bonsai has helped them to place a bigger emphasis on being a loving family that spends time together.

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Estefany V.

Sponsorship Status: Fully sponsored
Birthdate: June 20, 2007 (age 11)
Grade: 6th
Participant Since: November 14, 2016
What I Like to Do: Color, paint, draw, play tag and Hide-and-Seek, and watch TV
My Favorite Subject at School: English and art
My Favorite Color: Purple
My Favorite Food: Salad, hamburgers and salchipapas, which are French fries topped with chopped sausage
When I Grow Up: “I want to be a secretary so I can have a good job, and so they’ll pay me well.”
My Favorite Part of Bonsai: The games, the crafts, and the snacks
Background: Estefany is intelligent, opinionated, and friendly. She enjoys travelling to the country to spend time with her grandparents. Estefany’s parents lived across the street from Iglesia Bíblica Bautista de Manta (Bible Baptist Church of Manta), where Bonsai is hosted. Her family moved to Manta from another part of the country, so they don’t have family or friends to support them at home. She was frequently left at home alone while her parents worked, but her parents heard about what we do at Bonsai and requested to participate. Her parents recently separated, and she is now living with her mother, who works as a receptionist at a hair salon. Her dad works at a local gas station. Bonsai has been a source of stability for Estefany during this time, and has also opened the door for us to build a deeper relationship with both of her parents.

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Nicolas Z.

Sponsorship Status: Available for sponsorship - $40 needed
Birthdate: March 19, 2013 (age 5)
Grade: Kindergarten
Participant Since: October 17, 2016
What I Like to Do: Play ball, play with blocks, cars, and action figures
My Favorite Subject at School: English
My Favorite Color: Red
My Favorite Food: Rice and eggs
When I Grow Up: “I want to be a fireman so I can help people.”
My Favorite Part of Bonsai: Playtime
Background: Nicolás is smart and strong-willed. He’s good at English and learns quickly. Nicolás lives in Manta with his mother and grandparents. He is the only child of a single mother, who is in the process of finishing college with a degree in Marketing. Nicolás’ father has recently started to be a part of his life. His family is supported by his grandparents, who both work in public health. Nicolás’ family was having difficulty paying for childcare in the afternoons and asked to participate in Bonsai, which they heard about by word-of-mouth. His mom has told us that she has seen an improvement in Nicolás’ willingness to listen since he began participating in Bonsai; we see the same change in him.

 
 

To register for child sponsorship, follow the link by clicking on the "Sponsor a Child" button to the left. You will be directed to a PayPal donation page. Please include a valid email address so we can contact you for further information. For other payment options, click here. For further information, contact Anna Jacobson at ajacobson@incalink.org.