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.
Ethiopia is one of the poorest countries in the world, where famine, HIV/Aids and extreme poverty are widespread. The Bethany School in Bekoji and the Abdi Academy in Dembi Dollo are transforming the lives of the poorest children through quality education, daily food, health care and family support. The Bekoji Children’s Home offers security and a loving family for orphaned and at risk children.