Thank you so much for sponsoring a student through World Wide Village!
When you sponsor a student you provide help for today, hope for tomorrow, and faith for eternity!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Can I send letters or gifts to my sponsored student?
While regular correspondence between the United States and Haiti is sometimes difficult, we are pleased to offer you the opportunity to be an encouragement to your student! You may e-mail letters and photos to Kim Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your letter will then be sent to Haiti to be translated, printed and delivered to your student!
Need ideas for what to include in a letter to your sponsored student? Check out this blog article for some fun tips: worldwidevillage.org/sponsor-letters
*Unfortunately, sending gifts to Haiti is currently on hold. With the recent gang violence it is nearly impossible to safely get packages from Port-au-Prince to our students in the rural villages. Instead of sending a gift, consider making a donation to World Wide Village (with a note that the donation is for your sponsored student) and our Haitian staff will let your student choose a gift purchased in the market in Haiti!
Will I receive updates on my sponsored student?
So glad you asked! The first thing you should do after sponsoring a child through World Wide Village is to create an account. You should have received an e-mail from our payment processor – Pure Charity – where you can follow a link to set up your account. From this account you will have access to information on your special student. You will also receive a yearly photo and other updates periodically throughout the year. We love to keep you updated!
Does the money I give go directly to my sponsored student?
No. Your donation of $38 per month is used alongside other sponsors to provide for teachers’ salaries, hot school lunches, basic school supplies, training for teachers and maintenance of the school facilities. Your donation does enable your specific sponsored child to attend school without paying tuition, a tremendous blessing to families in Haiti.
Is my student’s family responsible for any costs?
Yes. Families are responsible for providing a school uniform and books for their child. World Wide Village occasionally covers this cost for families most in need. If you would like to cover the additional cost of a uniform for your sponsored student, you might consider donating an additional gift of $60 to help provide a school uniform, backpack and shoes. Simply give to the general fund and indicate your sponsored child’s name when you check out.
GET TO KNOW WORLD WIDE VILLAGE
Who We Are & What We Do
World Wide Village is a non-profit organization that seeks to equip and support families and local churches of Haiti by creating sustainable communities through education, healthcare, housing, and agriculture while sharing the Gospel and the love of Jesus Christ. World Wide Village:
- Provides education to over 1,000 children in five schools in Haiti.
- Offers medical care in rural villages of Haiti through a newly constructed permanent medical center and public health initiatives.
- Builds community enrichment through agriculture, a goat program and other entrepreneurial opportunities.
- Partners with local churches to share the gospel of Jesus Christ and help with spiritual development.
Where We Work:
We work exclusively in Haiti, and our work is currently focused in the rural villages of Williamson and Luly. These villages are 30 miles north of the capital city of Port-au-Prince, right along the western coast.
WWV E-Newsletter & Blog
As a World Wide Village sponsor, you will receive monthly e-newsletters to help you stay informed. The e-newsletters are a wonderful way to keep up-to-date with important happenings in the community where your child lives. You can hear inspiring stories about the people being helped by gifts like yours, read updates on other World Wide Village projects or learn something new about Haitian culture.
Miss a month? Just visit our blog to catch up!
Are you on Facebook or Instagram? Be sure to follow us on your favorite social media channel to stay connected. There is also a Facebook group just for you! Join the “World Wide Village – Amazing Student Sponsors” group for special updates.
Pray for Haiti
We believe in the power of prayer. Each Friday morning the Haitian believers in Williamson gather on a hill above their community to pray for their village and their nation. Join us on Facebook each Friday morning where we share a specific prayer request so you can join with your Haitian brothers and sisters in prayer.
TAKE A TRIP
*Impact Teams are currently on hold due to the political situation and current violence in the capital city. Please pray for peace to return to Haiti.
Once Haiti is again stable, you can travel to Haiti to meet the child you sponsor! There is nothing like getting a chance to meet the child you have been praying for and supporting through sponsorship. It’s amazing to develop a special relationship with your student, as you support their education and future. We guarantee it will be a highlight for both you and your student!
Learn more about Impact Teams in Haiti with World Wide Village at:
GET INVOLVED & INSPIRE OTHERS
Student Sponsorship Challenge
Do you want to do more to help children in need in Haiti? Share about the WWV Student Sponsorship Program with family and friends! Spreading the word about the needs of children in Haiti is one of the best ways to continue blessing the children there. Plus, for each five new sponsors you recruit you can earn a Zoom call with your own sponsored student!
Ready to share about your sponsorship journey with your church family? Sponsorship Sundays are a fantastic way to engage your local church and encourage them to be a part of blessing those in Haiti. We can provide you with resources to help you share your heart about sponsorship with your church family.
Contact Kim Anderson at email@example.com with questions or for more resources.
World Wide Village, Inc. is a registered 501c(3) nonprofit organization:
3495 Northdale Blvd. NW, Suite 230
Coon Rapids, MN 55448
Phone: (651) 777-6908
*All donations made to World Wide Village will be used at the organization’s discretion for any purpose consistent with its tax-exempt mission.