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Current Projects – Village Child Sponsorship – $65 / month

Village Child Sponsorship – $65 / month

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Ashley with Abiba, Village Sponsored Child

Sponsorship money is not only used for our children at the orphanage but also for dozens of children who are in our program and still live with family in their home villages. These children are in their homes with either their parents or other family members and are being cared for but cannot afford the fees and supplies to attend school in Benin. For the dozens of children who still live in their villages but receive sponsorship through our program, this $65/month is used to provide money for food, school fees and supplies, medical needs and this fee also covers transportation cost for the visits to and from their home. This monthly donation for our village sponsored children also contributes to the salary of the personnel who perform the task of visiting these children and their families multiple times per year.

Author: Ashley Barchus

Ashley first volunteered at Arbre de Vie in the spring of 2007 and has poured her life into helping the children of Yedidja and the people of Sakété ever since. She now lives in Sakété, with her husband Jon, serving as a mother to the children in the orphanage while also being the director of the orphanage and the social assistance programs of the ministry. She is also the president of Tree of Life USA. Before moving to Benin, she was a youth pastor at Beavercreek Church of the Nazarene from 2006 – 2010. She received her undergrad and masters degree from Mount Vernon Nazarene University.

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