Impact of Gift Notifications on children, families and communities.

Gift Notification (GN) received by sponsored children brings hope and happiness to their families, the neighbourhood and the entire community in which they live. Families that benefit from gift notification always feel cared for and loved.

Gift Notification is when a sponsored child receives a gift in a form of letter, money, greeting card, or item directly from their sponsors. Each time a GN is received by a child in the form of money, the child together with the family decides what to purchase or spend the money on.

Normally, families spend the received money on items that are of a basic need to the child or family as a whole. Items could be food supplies to support the family during lean season. This further prevents sponsored children from travelling to neighbouring communities in search for food and money.

For instance, some families receive seed money for small businesses like tailoring & dress making and posho mill machines and are encouraged to donate to other vulnerable families whenever the businesses pick up in order to improve their livelihood.

In a nutshell, as a Sponsorship staff, our observation is Gift Notifications continues to make significant contribution in the lives of sponsored children by reducing poverty and improving livelihood not only in families but the community as a whole.

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