Sponsor a child in Misamis Occidental and help change a life
The best way to help a child overcome poverty and injustice is to help his community become a better place to grow up in. For a monthly giving of P600, you will help provide children, families and communities with access to: nutritious food, clean water, education, health care, livelihood opportunities and more.
As a World Vision sponsor, you can be part of one child’s remarkable journey because what you are doing is more than just a ‘hand out,’ it’s a ‘hand up,’ giving children and families the hope to change their lives.
Discover more about the need in Misamis OccidentalBack to top
Child Sponsorship Program for children in MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL
Since 2001, World Vision supports local children in Misamis Occidental, Philippines. Currently, more than 6,200 children are being cared for to improve the well-being of children and their families in this program area. Hundreds of children are still waiting to be sponsored.
Where is the sponsorship program in Misamis Occidental?
Misamis Occidental is located in the southern part of the country, in the Mindanao region. It can be reached through air travel for 1.5 hours from Manila. There are two development projects namely Himaya 2 and West Misamis Area Development that are both located in Ozamis City, Misamis Occidental.
The objectives of the community in Misamis Occidental:
With World Vision’s efforts plus the support of sponsors and donors like you will help ensure that:
- all children have access to clean and safe drinking water
- all children go to school and have access to their needs for education
- there is access to medical care especially for the most vulnerable - women and children
- there are livelihood projects and skills training opportunities to improve the economic situation of the poorest families
Ongoing projects in the community:
The actions implemented in the fields of education, access to clean water, food security and health are all linked and allow real progress such as:
- building of classrooms, school facility and tutorial sessions with slow-learners
- conducting livelihood skills training to families like hog-raising, agricultural, handicrafts making, slippers making, rug making and bag making.
- helping supply health centers with drugs and vaccines to protect toddlers and moms
- building of water pumps to provide access to clean water.
Impact of Child Sponsorship in Misamis Occidental
Children in the sponsorship program in Misamis Occidental are living testimonies of the impact child sponsorship brings into their lives. Ronie, 12, lives in a far-flung village of Tudela. His father, Marcelino, 54, is a tenant farmer, while his mother, Melagrose, 49, is a full time housewife. He almost thought that he would end up helping his father in the farm because he knew his parents couldn’t afford to send him to school and would have to make way for his younger sister, Riza, 8, to continue her schooling.
Thankfully, when World Vision came in Ronie’s community to start child sponsorship and other sustainable programs, World Vision has made a special arrangement with the school administration staff for Ronie to pitch in to school.
Every day, Ronie is excited to learn new lessons that will be discussed in the classroom. He’s been challenged to do seatwork, assignments, quizzes and oral recitation. “These school tasks have been preparing me intellectually,” he shares. “Science and Filipino have been my favorite subjects,” he shares.
Ronie draws inspiration from family. "It's my hope to finish my studies and be a soldier someday. I want to become a hero to my country soon," Ronie says.
How child sponsorship works?Back to top
Child sponsorship is an exciting journey of transformation – for the child you’re helping and for you – especially if you use all the tools available to help you bond with your sponsored child.
It works by linking a poor child to an individual/ group who is committed to give a regular gift of P600 a month per child or P7,200 a year. Your monthly pledge is pooled with those of other child sponsors in the Philippines and overseas. Pooling together resources/ donations enables World Vision to maximize the productivity of every peso. When you decide to sponsor a child, you’ll meet the child that you’ll be sponsoring by receiving a welcome kit that includes your sponsored child’s photo and profile, along with ways to connect and be updated with your new sponsored child.
Sponsorship fosters sustainability. World Vision plans and works alongside community members to help build healthy communities for children.
Why sponsor a child with World Vision?Back to top
For more than 55 years, World Vision in the Philippines helps transform a community through child sponsorship.
World Vision Child Sponsorship is our answer for a long-term solution to poverty that cripples families and steals hope from children. World Vision empowers, working together with local staff and community leaders help create healthy environment and hopeful futures for children and their families with essentials like education, skills training, nutrition food, agricultural assistance, safe water, and health care.
World Vision is accountable and committed to using all contributions to our work wisely and effectively. By leveraging or combining funds from child sponsors and other contributors, with government grants and goods donated by corporations, we ensure that all gifts entrusted to us have maximum impact.
World Vision is a highly-trusted organization that is accredited by the Department of Social Welfare and Development and Bureau of Internal Revenue which allows corporate sponsors and donors to avail of 100% tax-free credits from their cash donations to World Vision in the Philippines.
World Vision does not discriminate, serving the world’s poor regardless of a person’s religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. Our staff understands and respects the cultures in which they work.
World Vision is motivated by faith in Jesus Christ, World Vision workers serve the poor as a demonstration of God’s unconditional love for all people.