Children Needing Sponsors

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 available for sponsorship:

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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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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.