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Ka wula (hello), my name is Thomas Tiyumba

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  • 8 yrs. old


Entered the program: March 2023

Thomas lives with his mother and two siblings in a one-bedroom cement brick house. The family has access to electricity but no potable water. The village women and girls must fetch water from a local dam or walk long distances to find other sources.

Thomas, his mother and his siblings, Pearl and Moses (also in the program), are going through much difficulty. His father neglects them and refuses to provide for them and their education; all of the responsibilities have fallen to his mother who has a disability.  They live on less than a dollar a day. Some days there is no food and most of the time, Thomas and his siblings go to school without eating. Thomas is a Christian and he prays things will get better for him and his family.

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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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Choose a boy or girl to sponsor with an ongoing commitment of at least $38 a month.

Get to Know Them

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!​

Write Letters

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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