A mother’s love
A mother’s love has a will …
There are few emotions as powerful as love, and few bonds as strong as that of a mother and her child. A mother instinctively seeks to provide for her children, but in the developing world mothers don’t always have access to the essentials their children need to survive and thrive.
Poverty and limited resources prevent millions of mothers around the world from being able to adequately provide for their children. In developing regions, where 1.2 billion people live on less than $1.25 per day and 780 million people lack access to safe drinking water, many mothers have the odds stacked against them.
The fight to escape poverty
Dr. Tanjina Mirza, Vice-President of Plan Canada’s International Programs, has seen how mothers in so many parts of the world deeply love their children. But she has also seen drastic disparity in the availability of basic, yet crucial services and resources.
“My mother had access to all the essentials we needed to grow up healthy, well-fed and educated,” she says. “But I also knew we were among the lucky.”
...But not always a way.
In the developing world, lack of clean water, medical care and food can combine to create serious and potentially life-threatening health issues – leaving millions of children at risk.
Skills training, schooling and employment opportunities, along with economic services like small loans, are limited or inaccessible – leaving parents with the difficult task of independently generating income to support their families, with little means to actually do so.
In turn, challenges of poverty are passed down, from generation to generation, preventing children – like the 121 million that are currently out of school – from realizing their full potential.
“As a mother myself, I can’t imagine how heartbreaking it must be to feel such helplessness,” reflects Dr. Mirza.
With your help, we’re changing this: one child at a time
Plan works in 51 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas, enabling families to break the cycle of poverty and build a cycle of progress, benefitting entire communities for years to come. And it all starts with one child.
Plan’s Child Sponsorship program is a personal way for you to make a difference in the life of a child – regardless of faith or culture. For just over $1/day you can give children, their families and whole communities a way to access vital resources and gain valuable skills.
“Child sponsorship not only benefits the child you sponsor, it benefits all children, women and men living in that community,” says Dr. Mirza. “It means ensuring every child has a chance to grow up healthy and empowered in communities that thrive and flourish.”
Making dreams a reality
A mother’s love wishes that her child will realize their full potential and encourages them to believe that anything is possible.
By becoming a child sponsor, you’ll help make both a mother and child’s hopes for the future not only possible, but attainable.
Help ensure a child is safe, happy and healthy today, so that children, mothers and all can enjoy a brighter tomorrow.
Sponsor a child today.