Zanai was our dear Marta’s sponsor dream, when it came true she wrote her this beautiful letter.
My name is Marta I am your sponsor since last year. I decided to write because I feel I have been failing you.You know life is beautiful but, sometimes people make it a bit more complicated and hard. We forget what is truly important – for me is giving (whether it is love, care, support or sharing). Last year, after a difficult phase in my life, I decided to fulfil one of my life’s dreams – to sponsor a child. I contacted ALG’s sister charity UPG Portugal and I was thrilled when they sent me your picture and said: please meet Zanai – your sponsored child! You are beautiful and you have a wonderful smile! I did not want to choose between a boy and a girl. I told the M it could be either because when we have a child we also cannot choose gender. We receive what God sends us. You are a true princess. You are a dream come true, and you are very important to me!
A big kiss and I will write again more frequently, Marta”
Our sister-charity, UPG Portugal, launched the Sponsoring programme in 2004 with 50 children. After 10 years, we support 877 children in the regions of Xai- Xai, Chongoene and Chokwé. Each child is allocated to a Sponsor and has a secured access to school and meals. Besides the material goods, the Sponsoring brings care and attention to children in need. UPG Portugal sponsoring establishes a long-term relationship between the children and Portuguese sponsors.
To the sponsors it provides the feeling of changing the life of a vulnerable child in Mozambique forever. A child who always knows the name of his/her protector and feels the joy of being chosen by someone so far away. A Little Gesture every year of £110-£141 can be a Great Help in the life of a Mozambican child. Join ALG/UPG family like Sponsor Marta did!
ALG has been offering this festive calendar to all ALG Friends since 2011. This year, you can also print a high definition version for only 1£!