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How to sew a handmade gift for the child who chooses you

In this guest blog post, sewing YouTuber Melanie Ham gives a tutorial about how to sew a simple drawstring bag that you can make and send to the sponsored child who chooses you! Read about Melanie’s experience traveling to Ecuador last month, where she met the child who chose her, and watch how to make this simple, special gift.

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Chosen: The power to choose in a child’s hands

SEPT. 20, 2019, KENYA AND UNITED STATES — Over our nearly 70-year history, we’ve seen how lives change when a child is empowered. This year, starting with a church in Chicago and a rural community in Kenya, we began to empower children with another choice. For the first time ever, the power to choose a sponsor is in the child’s hands.

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The blessing of being chosen

World Vision U.S. President Edgar Sandoval Sr. reflects on Chosen, a simple but profound twist on our tried-and-true child sponsorship model — how it recognizes the dignity of children living in extreme poverty and emphasizes their God-given potential to change their lives and their communities.