VIDEO: Sponsorship becomes key to girl’s education and future

Before she was reached by child sponsorship, Maureen’s mother could barely afford to feed her or provide her with proper clothing, much less send her to school. But thanks to the support of a generous sponsor, the future is now brighter for this Zambian girl.

Published February 28, 2012 at 12:00am PST

“When my daughter received her first letter from her sponsor, I was overjoyed,” says Maureen’s mother. “I now had another family to help me raise my daughter.”

Indeed, Maureen has come a long way since living in a state of poverty in her Zambian community. With all the supplies she needs provided through her sponsorship, she’s now able to stay in school and pursue her dream of someday becoming a teacher.

Through sponsorship, World Vision works to provide girls like Maureen with the tools they need for a future of dignity, independence, and success. In honor of International Women’s Day, March 8, we invite you to extend blessings like these to another girl in need.

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Read more about Maureen’s story from our visit to her community during the 2011 True Spirit of Christmas Trip.

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Sponsor a girl today. Your love and support will help provide basics like nutritious food, clean water, healthcare, education, safe shelter, and more — all of which are building blocks for a future of stability and hope.