When a USA/Canada supporter sponsors a child, we process your Credit Card payments in US Dollars using Stripe, a payment processor based in the USA. However, because Stand by Me’s main office is in the UK, some banks add an international transaction fee to your account — usually of around 1-2%.
We don’t think this is fair, but it’s entirely at each bank’s discretion and we don’t receive any of the money.
If this happens, we’d like to pay the fees for you. Please email us at [email protected] when you receive your first bank statement after sponsoring.
Myanmar is a country ruled by a military junta where the violation of human rights and oppression have resulted in extreme poverty, starvation, child prostitution and thousands of orphaned and abandoned children. Throughout the country we provide loving care to orphaned children from persecuted minorities in our family homes, and education for many more children in our schools so they can rise above their circumstances.