OVC Frequently Asked Questions
Are you starting an orphanage?
How many kids are in the program?
Can I adopt one of the children you work with?
How are children matched with a guardian if they have no living relatives?
Most children referred to our program already have a guardian in the community who has been caring for them in the absence of a living relative. But, if the child has been living on the streets with no one to care for them, I Pour Life works with the local Women & Children’s government office and our in-country staff to identify a family in the community who would be a good match for the child and who has the financial ability (or potential with training) to care for the child.
Can I sponsor or get information about a specific child?
Due to the size of the program, at this time, we are not able to offer individualized child sponsorships. All funding that comes in for the program goes into the same fund to support ALL children in the program. So, when you become a monthly sponsor, you’ll get updates on a different child in the program every month. This way, you get to know every child in our program and become a part of their global family!
What does my monthly sponsorship cover for a child?
An average donation of $30 per month allows an orphaned child in Kore to have a chance at childhood and thrive. Children ages 0-3 in the program receive community-based care and a preschool education, including receiving 2 full meals per day. Children ages 4-6 in the program receive a scholarship to go to school, including their annual school fee, required uniforms, backpack, and school supplies. They are also fed two meals per day, including a packed school lunch. All children go home to be cared for by their relatives or guardians in the evening. By caring for the children’s needs during the day, we’re allowing their relatives or guardians to have peace of mind that their child is safe and allow them to secure employment to provide for their family (learn more about our economic empowerment programs here). But, most of all, each child gets the chance to grow up knowing they are loved, valued, and have a family who will always be there for them.