About Child Sponsorship

The Living Hope International Gift of Hope Child Sponsorship program is unique in that it provides complete, round-the-clock care for children who have no other safe place to live. We are pleased to report that 100% of all sponsorship donations go directly to the care of the children.

The cost of providing everything that each child needs, including medical and dental care, education, enrichment activities, as well as all the basic needs, is more than $100 per month. LHI offers shared sponsorships for children at Esperanza Viva Youth Homes. A shared sponsorship is $36 per month for one child, and it is possible that your child could have other sponsors to allow more people to partner with us in bringing love and hope to the kids.

Child sponsorship is much more than providing for the material needs of vulnerable children in a developing country. You can be a special friend to a child who needs tender, loving care. The Gift of Hope Child Sponsorship brings hope and smiles to kids allowing you to be active participants in their lives, meeting both emotional and physical needs.

We welcome you to join the Living Hope family today by sponsoring a child in need!

How Do I Become a Sponsor?

It’s easy to become a child sponsor! You can sign up online to sponsor a child by going to the Gift of Hope page and clicking on the child’s photo, then signing up for monthly electronic payments. If you would like us to choose a child for you who needs a sponsor, you may click on the Most in Need buttons on the Gift of Hope page for general sponsorship.

You can also contact us by email at Sponsorship@LoveHopeMercy.org or by phone at 1-262-381-0121 to begin your sponsorship.

Make your payments by:

  • Checks made payable to Living Hope International and mailed to:
  • Living Hope International, PO Box 116, West Bend, WI 53095-0116
  • Credit or debit card via secure PayPal payment links on this website.
  • Contacting us at the telephone above to schedule electronic payments.

LHI uses 100% of all sponsorship donations for the care of the children. LHI is responsible and accountable to the Lord and to our donors in the use of sponsorship funds for the care of the children.

Special Gifts

Send a birthday or special gift to the child you already sponsor

If you wish to give your child a gift, be sure to include their name and at least two gift ideas in the space below. You may also contact us by telephone at 1-262-381-0121 opt. 2 or email to make a donation. If you would like to give more than $30, we suggest putting that towards a party for your child’s dormitory. We will do our best to match your wishes with something special for the child!

What will I receive as a sponsor?

  • Within the first month, you will receive a Sponsorship Packet that includes a letter and a recent photo of your sponsored child, his or her story, and information about corresponding with your child.
  • Periodic mailings or contacts, ranging from personal letters to crafts and more.
  • An annual report of your child’s achievements.
  • Email and letter responses from your child.

Contact Your Sponsor Child

Please Send Child Sponsorship Correspondence to:

Esperanza Viva
Apdo. 57, C.P. 72761
Cholula, PUE., Mexico

Click here to email your sponsored child.

We encourage all child sponsors to take an active role in their children’s lives. As a sponsor, you will be a part of these children’s family. The kids see their sponsors as out-of-town relatives.

Being involved in your child’s life is a personally rewarding, life-changing experience. Your child will share his/her heart, thoughts, and emotions with you through letters and drawings. The kids look forward to letters from their sponsors.

You can even email your child, and he or she will write back! Sponsors are welcome to give birthday gifts and bless their children with small presents.

Can I visit my sponsored child?

Yes! You can meet your sponsored child in person! Our children love for sponsors to visit them, to get to know them face-to-face and share hugs, stories, and playtime with them.

If you would like to visit your sponsored child, please contact to arrange for your visit: by email at LivingHope@LoveHopeMercy.org or by phone at 1-262-381-0121.

Help Promote Child Sponsorship

Do you love being a child sponsor?  Do you feel a burden to help more children but do not have the resources?

You can make a difference in the lives of many more children! Share child sponsorship with your friends, church, co-workers, customers, or others! There are many children who need sponsors, and you can connect them with caring individuals whom you already know.

Click here to learn more.

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