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John Meek

"Help the children who are dying or suffering!"

Tirana, Albania, Albania
male, age 41
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I'm the president of this organization. Please if you can help us to help those poor children. The world need people with a compassionate heart. May God bless you!

WHO WE ARE!



Favor Foundation is a nonprofit humanitarian organization dedicated to bettering the lives of impoverished children, their families and communities.



Favor Foundation mission is to help children living in dire poverty. Through the generosity of contributors we provide needy children with a variety of programs and services to meet their basic needs, enhance their self-esteem and raise their physical and educational levels in a meaningful, lasting way.



We are committed to protecting the rights of the world's most vulnerable and marginalised children. We work in Albania and our goal is to ensure they have the right to education and healthcare, as well as the opportunity to grow up in a loving family-type environment with a secure future.

Our projects give children the tools they need to shape their own futures. In order to do this we listen to what the communities tell us, and design each project to meet their specific needs. Ours is not a quick-fix approach to poverty, we make sure our solutions take root in communities, delivering lasting improvements to children’s lives.

 

We achieve our goals primarily through child sponsorship, which unites children in need with individual sponsors who wish to address the children's immediate and basic needs. Sponsorship gives poor children the tools and opportunities necessary for success by providing benefits and supporting programs for each child - primarily in the areas of education and health.

 

Every sponsored child is enrolled in a project where donations are pooled to bring much needed support to the child, their family and the entire community. This allows us to reach out to far more children than those who are sponsored at any one time. It costs less than 1€ a day become a child sponsor and make a real and lasting difference to a child’s life.

Depending on the needs of the community, project activities vary. They may include improving children’s access to basic healthcare or education, providing credit and training to help parents establish small businesses to lift themselves out of poverty or working to ensure children have the opportunity to grow up in a family-style environment.

 



LEARN ABOUT SPONSORSHIP

FAVOR Child Sponsorship Program allows you to become a friend.

 

Many children in poverty feel unloved and worthless. Your letters, photos and prayers will mean more than you can possibly imagine.

Sponsoring a child will profoundly change the future for your child -- and will change your own life in the process.

 

Sponsorship is one of the foundations upon which FAVOR builds its community education and health programs and improves individual children's lives. Sponsorship is a very personal way to improve a needy child's life. It gives you a chance to share a unique relationship with one special child.

Sponsorship makes it possible to match caring individual donors with children in need to provide programs that truly result in lasting change. Through regular contributions, sponsors help provide impoverished children with basic necessities, such as medical and dental care, educational assistance, durable clothing and shoes, improved living conditions and much more.

Incorporating only the best practices, and using the latest monitoring and evaluation techniques, sponsor-supported programs are based on meeting children's needs at key stages in their physical and intellectual development, from early childhood to adolescence.

We create community-based solutions that provide vital health, education and social support services. By involving communities in the work we do, our goal is to create changes that will last, and not just help one generation of children and their families, but future generations as well.

With education as the principal goal of our sponsorship programs, we focus on the core developmental stages and needs of children’s lives.

As a sponsor, you'll be making a real difference in a needy child's life...and helping make the world a better place.

 

WHAT IS SPONSORSHIP?

We know you care about helping children in need. And through FAVOR,  you can! Sponsorship is a great way to experience the joys of helping a needy child, and make a lasting difference in his or her life.

Although you're under no obligation, we hope you'll consider sponsorship an ongoing commitment and continue to provide long-term support for your child. It’s the best way to make the sponsorship program affordable and efficient. More importantly, it can make a lasting difference and help ease the pain of poverty.

WHY BECOME A SPONSOR?

It gives you a chance to share a unique relationship with a child. As a sponsor, through regular contributions, you'll help provide important benefits to a special child living in poverty. Our goal is to help children become self-reliant, productive citizens of their communities.

 

ONE-TO-ONE RELATIONSHIP

While we do help hundreds of thousands of children and their families, our programs are set up to work one on one. This way you know your child will have only one sponsor – you! Your name will be shared with your child, which contributes to creating a lasting bond between you and your sponsored child.

WHERE YOUR MONEY GOES

Contributions are used on programs that focus on individual needs. This way it's possible to provide essential benefits to individual boys and girls.

Each month, sponsorship funds are combined to support our activities to help sponsored children.

WRITE A CHILD

Exchanging letters with your sponsored child can help build a wonderful relationship that will be rewarding to you both. You may even include pictures of yourself so your child will really get to know you. Because most sponsored children do not read English, a staff member in our field office will translate your letter. Both your original letter and the translation are given to your child.

VISIT A CHILD

Your child would be delighted to have you visit. And you can see for yourself how much your sponsorship is helping him or her. When planned in advance, visiting your sponsored child can be an amazing experience. In fact, sponsors who have visited their children rave about how meaningful and rewarding those visits are.

 

METHODOLOGY



Half of the world's poorest people are children and there are more babies born into poverty than ever before.  Despite major advances in medicine, science and technology, one out of four babies is born into extreme poverty and adverse conditions. 

FAVOR, understands that poverty is a complex problem, and has experience in identifying and addressing the root causes of poverty. Within the context of alleviating child poverty, vulnerability and deprivation, FAVOR creates programs in a variety of different areas that provide practical assistance to impoverished communities and plant the seeds of self-sufficiency. 

 

Poverty is the main cause of childhood malnutrition in Albania as it reduces young children’s access to food. It also results in low levels of education, inadequate child and maternal care, and poor access to health services. Rural areas in the northeast of the country are hardest hit.

 

Malnutrition results from not having the right nutrients for an extended period of time. Children under five years of age are most at risk because they are growing rapidly. Malnourished children also have a harder time resisting infections, so they are more likely to die from common childhood illnesses such as diarrhoea and respiratory infections. Those who survive malnutrition may face long-term effects, including being stunted or mentally retarded.

Albania’s Living Standards Measurement Survey of 2002 found that one third of children are stunted (meaning too short for their age). It also found that 14 per cent of Albanian children under age five are underweight, compared to 6 per cent in neighbouring Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and 4 per cent in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

 

Breaking the cycle of poverty is a key issue in all FAVOR development efforts.  FAVOR feels that asset building and community development are essential tools in fighting poverty and helping families become financially secure.  By enabling families to better provide for their children and ultimately achieve economic independence, FAVOR is not only responding to the immediate needs of children but helping them secure a better future. 

 

Grinding poverty traps many children around the world, denying them the opportunity of a safe and happy future. Sponsoring a child through Favor will help give children access to education, healthcare, even the love of a family whatever is needed most. Why not become a child sponsor today and help us break the cycle of poverty?


 

You can send you donation to the following bank account.


FAVOR FOUNDATION

AMERICAN BANK of ALBANIA

Account N° 1039531801 (Euro)


  SWIFT CODE USALALTR


Tirana - Albania


www.favorfoundation.eu

email: info@favorfoundation.eu
 


 
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