One Gift Every Orphan Living in Poverty Needs

By Kelly Little – Executive Director, Light Up Hope I read an interesting article this year on child sponsorship.  It was the cover of the June issue of Christianity Today: “Does Child Sponsorship Work?…a top economist answers”.  I was literally frozen with fear when I saw the cover, we had just met with a web developer to talk about adding child sponsorship to the new website launching later this year and we have people asking us all the time if they can sponsor a Light Up Hope child, I thought to myself “can this be all wrong”?  The article was on the cover of Christianity Today and the two best known child sponsorship programs in the world (Compassion International and World Vision) are both Christian organizations so I told myself there must be good news in here – or a public relations hurricane is about to hit this magazine! I learned two things from this economic study.  First,  Compassion International is doing great things for 1.2 million children across the world.  Second, the approach our Kenyan partners have taught me through their interactions with children is a statistically proven way to fight poverty: children growing up in poverty need PEOPLE […]