Please see the March 19, 2020 statement from Pearl S. Buck International for an update on the well-being of our sponsored children and their families during the COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic. You can read the statement here.
Children Around the World Need Your Help
Children with special needs or whose families suffer from abject poverty live in overcrowded and under-served orphanages in Vietnam, where their only food for the day might be a little bit of rice gruel. In addition, children and youth who have HIV are discriminated against being able to go to school, get a job, or have any avenue to success.
Young boys and girls in the Philippines face the excruciating decision of whether to stay in school and get the education they need to climb out of poverty or be wooed by the enticing but false promises of the sex tourism industry to earn money to help feed and support their families.
Girls in China want to stay in school to achieve their dreams of being teachers, doctors, and more.
In Thailand, hill tribe children and their families face intense racial discrimination—the children drop out of school to help feed and support their families and are at risk of never breaking the cycle of poverty in which they are stuck.
You Can Make a Difference
Malnutrition, disease, and a lack of education are all daunting obstacles these children and their families face on a daily basis. Because of this, they dream of a better life. Without help, however, the means to achieve it lie out of reach. But for only $1.00 a day, humanitarian aid from compassionate donors like you can make a life-changing difference. This aid, facilitated by our overseas offices, provides nutrition, medical care, education, school supplies, and/or psycho-social programs that help children survive today and provides hope, skills, and health for a brighter tomorrow.
Sponsor A Child
Child Sponsors provide vital support to a child in need while developing a one-on-one relationship with their sponsored child through the letters they write and receive. For only $1 a day a sponsor can make a life-changing difference for one child.
We know that children sponsored through Pearl S. Buck International:
- Have better employment opportunities when they graduate because they were able to devote time and effort to studying and doing well in school
- Have more food security and access to more nutritional, better quality food
- Are healthier thanks to regular doctor and dentist visits
- Benefit from psycho-social programs such as home visits, family education, and cultural celebrations to instill they are valuable citizens of the world.
We know that Pearl S. Buck International child sponsors:
- Develop a close relationship with their sponsored child or children due to our one-sponsor-to-one child policy
- Share a bond with their sponsored child or children that evolves and grows through the sharing of letters, drawings, and gifts
- Know that over 85% of their generosity goes directly to fund the health, education, and psycho-social programs that support their child or children
Chloe is a bright and active girl who loves playing volleyball and dreams of becoming an architect. You can help her live a healthy life and continue to do well in school by encouraging her to always do her best.
Christian is an active second grader who dreams of being a fire fighter. Your support will help Christian live a healthy life and encourage him to stay in school so he can reach his fullest potential.
Justinfer John or JJ is an active and healthy little boy who longs to be a pilot when he grows up. You can help JJ achieve his dreams by becoming his sponsor.
Sofia suffers from asthma but that does not keep her down. She loves playing with her friends, singing, and dancing. She would like to someday be a doctor. As her sponsor you can encourage her to stay in school and always do her best.
Jonah Mary is a smart girl who wants be be a doctor when she grows up. For $1 a day you can encourage Jonah Mary to continue to do well in school and achiever her dreams.
John Carlos is a healthy and happy boy who loves playing with his neighborhood friends and working in the family garden. He wants to one day be a police officer. With your support and encouragement John Carlos can focus on his studies and have a much brighter future.
Yanisa is a confident girl who is a good student and likes learning the Thai language. She would love to be a chef when she grows up. Your sponsorship will encourage her to do well in school and achieve her goals.
Cklarhence is a very bright little boy who makes sacrifices for his family by walking to school in order to save his transportation allowance. He dreams of one day becoming a police officer. As Cklarhence’s sponsor, you can encourage him to do well in school so he can achieve his dreams.
John Mark is a 7th grader who does well in school and likes to play basketball with his friends. He looks forward to becoming someday becoming a police officer. For $1 a day you can help John Mark continue to on his path to success.
Aliyah is a bright 3rd grader who likes to dance and draw. She dreams of being a doctor when she grows up. Your support will help her achieve success.
Liaohuan is a creative girl who loves music and art. She dreams of becoming a graphic designer. Your support will help her realize her goals.
Yehua loves her family very much and wants to make them proud by becoming a doctor. With your support Yehua can succeed in school and in life.
Yixuan loves dancing and dreams of becoming a doctor. You can help Yixuan achieve her dreams by becoming her sponsor.
Ngoc is a child with special needs and can not attend school but her life is filled with happiness and kindness. She is friendly and always has a smile for others. You can help Ngoc live a full and happy life by becoming her sponsor.
Janwalai is a Karen hill tribe girl who is confident and cheerful. She likes playing with her friends and wants to be a teacher. Your support will help her stay in school and reach her goals.
Gorndanai is a cheerful boy who likes running and playing with his friends. He wants to be a soldier when he grows up. Your support will help him realize his potential.
Pai is in the first grade and likes learning English. He wants to be a police officer when he grows up. You can help him achieve his dreams by becoming his sponsor.
Kwizzy loves playing outside with her friends and wants to someday become a doctor. For $1 a day you can help her stay in school and reach her goals.
Praewwanit is Karen hill tribe girl who likes to play with friends and sing songs. She wants to be a teacher someday and with your support she can do anything she puts her mind to.
Theeranan loves school and playing with his friends. He would like to be a police officer when he grows up. Your sponsorship will help him stay in school and give him confidence to do his best.
Theerapan is a healthy, outgoing boy who loves playing soccer as well as drawing and coloring pictures. Your support will help him stay in school and escape poverty.
Thanh is a friendly and kind girl who loves to dance and sing in her preschool class. For $1 a day you can encourage Thanh to do well in school and reach her fullest potential.
Cloudy is an active and healthy 5th grader. She would like to be a policewoman when she grows up. Your sponsorship will help her achieve her dreams.
Duyen is a sweet toddler who lives in an orphanage and loves playing with her friends and going to preschool. Your sponsorship will give Duyen the encouragement she needs to thrive.
Nhi is a healthy kindergartner who loves to sing, dance, and play with her dolls. You can help support Nhi, so she is able to have the tools she needs to be successful in school and beyond.
Thao is a friendly and kind toddler who lives in an orphanage and needs a loving sponsor to support her as she grows up. For $10 a day you can give her the educational and nutritional support she needs.
Khoi is a happy, friendly boy who likes to draw and play with puzzles. You can help Khoi be successful in school and beyond by becoming his sponsor.
Hieu is a nice little boy who loves to play with the other children in the orphanage. For $1 a day you can help him receive the nutritional and educational support he needs to thrive.
Sarun is a cheerful little boy who likes to draw pictures and play soccer with his friends. You can encourage Sarun to always do his best in school when you become his sponsor.
Other Ways To Help
Fund A Project
Funding a project is a rewarding way to support a specific country, care for a need that is close to your heart, and see the impact right away. Examples of vital projects that were completed because of the generosity of donors like you include:
- Providing safe drinking water to children and families in the Philippines
- Establishing a reading room with desks, books, and computers for orphans in Vietnam
- Providing scholarships to enable poor children to attend school in rural areas in China
- Enabling vital sanitation and supplying clean water for the Karen hill tribe in Thailand
Current projects in need of funding include:
- A COVID-19 pandemic peer counseling training program in the Philippines
- Mosquito and insect control and prevention in Vietnam to protect children from insect-borne disease and illness
- Providing vaccinations to children in Thailand
Support a Specific Need
If you have a passionate belief about specific health, education, or social needs that should be met for all children, you may want to designate your support to that particular need. There are multiple affordable ways to help less fortunate children succeed in life and realize their dreams. Examples of ways generous supporters have improved the lives of thousands of children include:
- Feeding an orphan for a month
- Providing school uniforms or school supplies
- Funding health check-ups or vaccinations
- Supplying jump ropes or shoes
Be a Champion for Children
You can provide for the needs of many by becoming a Champion for Children. This support option funds vital programs and services for not one child, but multiple children in the sponsorship program who are in the greatest need. Your generous donations are used to support and sustain all our humanitarian programs in the countries we serve to provide children, families, and communities in our programs with the health care, educational assistance, and food security they need.