Does anyone sponsor a child from a developing country?
Recently, I bought a bag from a company that I knew did a lot of charity work in Africa. But today I was reading about the sponsorship programs they participate in and how the folks at the company actually visit the kids they sponsor in Rwanda.
I guess I always had some kind of strange suspicion about the commercials asking for you to sponsor a kid, but as I research it more I'm finding that these programs really do seem to be helpful. I'm at the point now where I'm deciding which organization I would like to sponsor through...
So my main question - does anyone here at woot sponsor a child? Which organization do you use? How do you feel about the program, what kind of contact do you have with the child? Does your organization also have a religious mission attached?
I'm not religious but am not necessarily against sponsoring a child through one of those programs, but I do have some reservations about the role the religious agenda plays in the program.