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Watch the Impact of Child Sponsorship — A Story of Two Families

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WRITTEN BY Carrie Woodward

Sponsorship’s Impact on Child and Sponsor

Have you considered the relational impact of child sponsorship on both the child and the sponsor? At Food for the Hungry (FH), we believe the life-changing impact of child sponsorship goes both ways! Sponsorship is an act of faith. When you sponsor a child, you sign up to make a big difference in that child’s life and their entire community. In return, you will know that God is using you to remind vulnerable families that they are valued and special to Him! 

As a sponsor, you receive regular updates from us about the impact of your sponsorship. Our staff around the world work hard to share these special reminders of how you are changing lives across the globe. Truly, seeing that impact is inspiring!

We encourage all sponsors to write letters and share about your life too! Perhaps you’ve experienced the joy of receiving mail with a note or drawing from your sponsored child. This is the best way for you to get to know your sponsored child! And one way for you to see the impact of your sponsorship. 

We know most sponsors won’t ever get to visit their sponsored child’s community. Because of that, we wanted to share the story of one sponsor family who took a trip to see the impact of their sponsorship first-hand.

Meet the Bauchiero Family

Sponsorship family visiting Peru with Food for the Hungry
The Bauchiero family in Peru.

In the video below, we hope you’ll take time to watch the Bauchiero family make the trek from Tennessee, USA to Peru to visit their sponsored child, Moises. As they visit Moises, you can imagine the life-changing difference that your sponsorship could have on the life of a different child!

The Bauchieros are a family just like yours, with a passion for helping others. Ryan and Kerry Bauchiero wanted to teach their children Tommy and Callie about the joy of connecting with others. “They get really excited when letters come in the mail, they like to read over those and compare their life with his life,” Kerry says. “There’s actually a lot of similarities, which is really cool for them to see.”

Visit Peru with the Bauchiero Family

Travel along with the Bauchiero family as they meet the family of their sponsored child! You will join them in seeing the impact of Food for the Hungry’s work in Peru and their child sponsorship. 

Food for the Hungry is dedicated to ending poverty around the globe with the help of sponsors like you. Please prayerfully consider sponsoring a child, and be part of a life-long transformation!

Continue Reading:

Our Favorite Child Sponsorship Letters: Edition #1

Carlos’ Story: How Child Sponsorship Pays It Forward

Celebrating the Victory of Community Graduation


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Gift Policy:
You may send small, flat paper-based items that can fit into a standard #10 size envelope, have a value of less than $5 dollars and weigh less than 4 ounces. We ask that you send small, flat items of this size because shipping is expensive and even small gift items can cause issues clearing customs.
You can send postcards or photographs, however, we ask that you visit here for more details about culturally appropriate guidelines for photos and other images. Please write the child’s ID # on the back of each item that you enclose with your letter to ensure that it reaches him/her.
Best gifts to send your sponsored child:
  • Paper dolls
  • Postcards
  • Pictures of yourself or family
  • Sports cards, individual cards (baseball, soccer, football)
  • Stickers (flat, paper-based, only a few at a time)
  • Paper-based simple bookmarks, stationery, drawing, or writing paper (single sheets)
  • Coloring pages (single sheets, not books)
  • Please do NOT send:
  • Monetary gifts
  • Liquids, candy, or food
  • Batteries or magnets
Please note, all items should be compliant with airline transport and safety regulations. Gifts that don’t meet the gift policy will be donated to a local Christian non-profit organization in Phoenix, Arizona, that works with low-income families. We will not be able to return them.