Sponsor Testimonies

Counsellor Deborah Halik

It is such a pleasure to know that I’m improving the life of my sponsor child, Eleanor in Romania through People against Poverty, our local charity.  She comes from a very deprived background through no fault of her own, and it is such a privilege to be in a position to be able to help financially.  After all, £22 per month is affordable for me and , as a Christian, I consider it as part of my tithing each month.  As well as the pleasure gained from giving, I get more than I could have imagined possible back from Eleanor.  She sends me beautiful pictures, and letters in her own hand which have been translated for me.  I also receive informed updates from the people organising the project in Romania which gives me great joy as I know my sponsor child is not alone and is being looked after well.  I recommend child sponsorship through People against Poverty to everyone because it is an important way of making a tangible difference in the world.

Adrian and Helen Brettell

Adrian and I have sponsored a child in Romania since 2007.  It is a great feeling to know that we are making a  difference to someone’s life through an organisation we know and trust.

We write regularly to our child and receive letters from her and updates on her progress and occasional photographs.  She has told us about her parents and brothers and sisters and we tell her about the things we are doing.  We feel that the £22 per month sent in sponsorship is money well spent when we can give a child an education and hope for the future.

Sue Jackson

I have been supporting People against poverty, and sponsoring children with them for at least 8 years.  I recently met the twins I  sponsor in Romania, on an awareness trip run by the charity in November 2013. I feel privileged to be a part of such a caring and well run organisation and to play a small part in helping those who otherwise have no support or hope in a country, that although making it’s way, has pockets of forgotten people.

The twins, as well as their communities and those of other communities in and around Iasi, are cared for as a whole. They receive food parcels and support as families from the people on the ground there. These groups who work and partner with People against poverty help these communities to  make a life for themselves and get themselves out of the poverty trap and have some hope for the future. The children are also given the chance to go to school and play and be like other children. They also receive at least 1 hot meal a week in a central place near to where they live and be together to receive care and attention, as well as to play safely with games and crafts. It is a good way to make sure the communities work together and help each other.

It is a fabulous charity and one that does amazing work, I am glad to help and be a part of this wonderful organisation and the see the twins grow up happy and healthy.

Dr Sally Vanson

We have sponsored children through People against Poverty in Romania and Nepal for nearly six years. For us this is all about giving something back and making a difference to someone’s life. Going on an awareness trip to Romania enabled us to experience at first hand the great work that PAP does and to meet one of our children and her family. You can have as much or as little contact with your child as you need. Ours both write to us and share their news, but for us it’s not about forging personal relationships, it’s about being able to contribute something to a great cause where we know the funds go directly to those in need and make the difference that is needed on a daily basis.

Rhoda Lloydbottom

I first met Val when she was on an exhibition  stand next to ours at Newark Showground.  She and Bill were there to find prospective sponsors.   For some time I had  been thinking about the needs of children in other countries. It was a timely meeting and when I looked at the details of some of the children, it did not take me long to decide which one to sponsor.  One of the things I love about People against Poverty  is that some of the money goes to help the family as well as the child.  It is not a large amount that I give when I consider what monies I spend on other things from day to day which bring me a very blessed life.  I am constantly blessed by the feedback I get from People against Poverty regarding the child I am sponsoring and also details of other activities the charity is involved in.  So if you are able, please join in and bless your life as well as a child who has nothing.

Nik Read

Sponsoring a child with People against Poverty has been a wonderful thing for our family, for a number of reasons: It’s allowed our children to become more aware of those less fortunate than themselves, it’s given us a reason and a focus to become more aware of other countries (specifically Romania), it’s been so lovely to get updates from our child and to be able to pray for him, but most of all it’s been wonderful to know that we are making a difference. It’s often said that it’s in giving that we receive and this is something that’s been proven time and time again. We feel our child has given us every bit as much as we’ve given him. Go for it, you won’t regret it.

Chris May – Mayden

Chris MayWe have been delighted to sponsor a child through People Against Poverty for the last two years. We were particular pleased that Elisa has aspirations to be an IT consultant which aligns well with our business and we hope to be able to support her in this ambition

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