All around the world, Stand by Me projects celebrate occasions in their own way. In Colombia at Easter time, families share in a tradition of baking sweets and giving them to their relatives and neighbours to spread joy.
Kethy, age 15, is full of courage. She lives in Guacamayal in Colombia where poverty is endemic and many families, hers included, struggle to make ends meet. Not only has Kethy had to stay hopeful when opportunity is scarce but she has battled with medical problems.
It’s incredibly important to each child’s sense of value and stability that they’re surrounded by people who love them and care about them. Child sponsorship supports this further by giving our kids a relationship with someone who loves them and helps them feel part of a wider family.