When You Sponsor a Child You Will Receive:

  • A before photo showing child's current condition
  • An updated photo showing child's progress after sponsorship
  • A photo of your child receiving your picture & seeing you for the first time!
  • An updated report card to note your child's progress in school
  • A letter written to you from your child (in Amharic) and translated to English


The Institute for Global Outreach sponsors single and double orphaned children, many of whom have lost parents to the AIDS disease. For these children, a healthy meal, combined with medical support and a loving environment is a life saving difference.

Instead of an orphanage, children that have lost both parents are taken care of by a guardian who most often is a family member and someone that the child feels safe and comfortable with.  A social worker is then assigned to the child to ensure that they are receiving proper care and to assist with any concerns that may arise.

To see the remarkable difference in these now sponsored children after one or two years is an incredible experience. Although still living in the same environment and dealing with the same circumstances, these children are now very Different. The hopeless, lifeless and withdrawn look in their eyes have become bright, vibrant and full of hope and excitement! 


"An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity."


- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Mekdelawit Before Sponsorship

Neberet Before/After Sponsorship

Starting with only 30 sponsored children a few years ago, the Institute for Global Outreach (IGO) now supports over 700. Supporting our lifesaving work helps bring health and hope to vulnerable children and families in the neediest communities around the world.

With Support

Starting with only 30 sponsored children a few years ago, the Institute for GLobal Outreach (IGO) now supports over 700. Supporting our lifesaving work helps bring health and hope to vulnerable children and families in the neediest communities around the world.

Meet Abreham...

Abreham, an 11 year old boy whose mother died of AIDS and whose father is ill with the disease, is also HIV positive. In spite of his sad circumstances and due to a generous single benefactor, he was doing well living with the virus. When the benefactor could no longer give, life for Abreham became terrible harsh, leaving him extremely malnourished alone and distraught. Now that he's enrolled in IGO's sponsorship and nurturing program, Abreham has shown incredible signs of improvement and has regained his self-esteem.

​Meet Bethy...

This little girl’s tragedy is an example of the devastating effect of losing support. She is an orphan who was in good health thriving while receiving funds through a single benefactor. During the period when she received no support her health declined drastically & life became terribly harsh for her. She became very frail, lost all of her hair & was deteriorating physically and emotionally.

With Support

​Thanks to the generosity of their Sponsors, both of these children have had miraculous transformations...a true testament of the fact that when we Give a Little...We can Help a Lot! 

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"If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one."  - Mother Teresa

Nahom Now!                      Mekdelawit Now!                  Neberet Now!

“These children are given the opportunity to thrive regardless of their health status. They understand that there are many people who have joined together to help end their suffering and they are so excited and happy. Truly Heartwarming!”


 - Velma Kirksey-Tarver

​​​Giving Chances to Those Who Need Them Most​Your Support Enables Us to Continue with Our Mission

​8 months later after sponsorship through IGO

Just $25 a month covers all expenses for your child including:

Food ~ Housing Support ~ Clothing ~ School Supplies

     (That's only $5.77 a week)



​​Over 250 children are enrolled in IGO's Sponsorship & Nurturing program. Most of these children are HIV positive orphans who've lost their parents to AIDS. 

Nahom Before/After Sponsorship

Sponsorship & Nurturing

Without Support
Without Support

Bethy & Abreham's Story 

​8 months later after sponsorship through IGO

Just $25 a month covers all expenses for your child including:

Food ~ Housing Support ~ Clothing ~ School Supplies

(That's only $5.77 a week)

Report card showing child's improvement after sponsorship.


Help by Donating Today

Breaking the Cycle

Child "meeting" their sponsor for the first time!

You could be the life saving difference for aCHILD IN DESPERATE NEED

What happens when a child loses their sponsor?

The most tragic news for a child who is in dire need of help is to learn that their support has ended. These children had this devastating experience firsthand. 

Letter written from child to their spon​sor. 


     These children know and understand they are able to survive because of the support given from their sponsors!