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.
Decades of civil war and conflict have resulted in a country plagued by violence and murder. For six million children deep in poverty, a lack of educational opportunities and malnutrition is an everyday reality. To address the root causes of poverty, neglect and family breakups we care for children at our day care centre allowing us to meet the needs of them and their families.