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.
The Dominican Republic is a country that suffers from extreme poverty where thousands of children have no healthcare and no access to even a basic education. The Eva Russell School provides free education to the poorest children in the town of Monte Plata. Without our support, these children would never attend school. The Casa Monte Plata Village provides a home for orphan and at risk children.