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Miredita (hello), my name is Leona

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  • 13 yrs. old


Entered the program: September 2023

Leona lives with her mother and brother in a one-bedroom apartment that they own. The family lived for many years in a rented apartment but the owner was always threatening to evict them as they couldn’t pay the rent regularly. Leona’s uncles and some cousins gathered enough money together to buy them the apartment they’re in now. Leona’s mom sleeps in the kitchen and she and her brother share the bedroom.

Leona's parents are divorced. Her dad visits sometimes and tries to bring food to help out. Leona’s mom tries to make some money sewing traditional clothing in the summer when there are tourists. She receives government assistance but it doesn’t even cover the utilities; her siblings try to help with money for food and firewood, and hand-me-down clothes for Leona and her brother.

Leona's brother, Theo, is also in the Corner Stone program.

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Three $38 sponsorships are needed to cover the complete holistic care of one child. Cover one, two, or three sponsorships.

Change the World for One

As a child sponsor, you’re providing things like nutritious meals, safe drinking water, education, health care, and spiritual instruction. Beyond meeting their critical needs, you’re building a priceless personal relationship with your child, helping them discover their true worth and God-given potential.

How Sponsorship Works

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You’ll receive a sponsor kit which includes your child’s profile and photo. You’ll also receive quarterly updates on your impact and letters from your child!​

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You can build a relationship with your child by sending photos, emails, letters and cards. You can even visit your child if you go on a short-term mission trip with a group!

What Does My Sponsorship Provide?

Your sponsorship helps provide for your child’s physical, educational and spiritual needs. These needs are met differently depending on the community your child is in, but include things like:

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Nutritious Meals
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Health Care
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Safe Drinking Water
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School Tuition
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An Opportunity to Hear the Gospel
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Bible Training
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Spiritual Mentorship
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Why Sponsor Through Forward Edge?

Visit Your Child

We specialize in quality mission trips, affording you the opportunity for meaningful face-to-face time with your child.

Focus on Education

Our programs focus on education – the #1 factor in breaking the cycle of poverty.

Personal Support

We place high value on personal communication with you as a sponsor.


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