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 Indo-Burma region, in the far North East of India, is an unsettled area troubled by tribal wars. There are hundreds of orphaned children whose parents have died through ethnic cleansing at the hands of insurgents. The Agape Children’s Home is a safe haven where forgotten children, especially girls, can grow in confidence and love.