John Mayer might be happy waiting on the world to change, but some of us want to see it happen faster. To see poverty ended, inequitable systems fixed, climate change tackled. To see every child going to school, having a full belly, getting medical care when they are sick, living a full and free life and dreaming big dreams.
Five minutes of scrolling through the news can make those goals feel far off. The world has some big challenges. Lots of them. It’s easy to become discouraged or feel like it’s impossible to make a real difference.
But it’s not. One child, one community at a time, that’s exactly what child sponsors are doing today.
Take Honduras for example. It’s a country about the size of the state of New York, home to about nine million people. About half of those people were born into poverty. But together, day-by-day, year-by-year, generation-by-generation, children and their communities are changing their story.
Here are 8 people who are living proof of the multiplying effects investing in the life of one child through sponsorship really has.