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Our new Small Projects Section features projects that cost $500 or under. Together with interested Children International sponsors, we aim to raise funds for things like beds, tables, chairs, supplies, and more for needy families around the world. If you have an idea for a future small project, please email Anastasia Yecke at

Small Project #3 is Complete.

Cindy Villamor (12) of Legaspi City, Philippines. Visit this project.

$500 Raised! Thank You!

View previous Small Projects:
Small Project
#2 Louis (9) of Guatemala
Small Project #1 Levy (6) of the Philippines

Small Project #4: Meet Kenci of Honduras.

Kenci's sponsor is Cindy W. of Wisconsin, USA.

Cindy writes:

"Kenci Julissa is a sweet little girl who lives with her family in Honduras. I became Kenci's sponsor in 2004 when I saw her on Children International's website. Her sad looking brown eyes captivated me immediately. When I read a little more about her circumstances, I saw that her family lived on a very small monthly income. I knew I wanted to be her sponsor.

Kenci lives with her mother and her siblings, a 10 year old brother, a 3 year old sister, and a baby brother not quite 1 year old. Kenci's mom struggles to support the family as best she can. She is a laundry worker. Kenci's father abandoned the family.



Kenci Furniture Project launched March 26, 2006:
Our goal was to give Kenci Julissa Alvarado Mendez (6) and her family in Honduras the gift of badly needed beds, food rations, vitamins and supplies. Our goal was to raise $500. See more photos. Please note, this project is complete. Please consider donating to our current projects.

See what Kenci and Family Received.

$517 Raised! Thank you!

Kenci poses with family (and her sponsor's friend in the striped shirt) in their home.

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I have a friend who lives in Honduras, and she has visited Kenci and her family two times. Both times the family had little food in the house, yet they made my friend feel welcome and insisted she eat some of the beans they were sharing for their dinner that day.

Kenci's family lives in a one room house made of split cane with a dirt floor. When it rains, the water enters the house. The house is on a mountain side, very precariously built. The family cooks on an open fire. There is very little furniture in the house, there is not even one chair. The family does have one bed which they all must share or sleep on the floor. There are no toilet facilities, the family must use an open field. The family has no electricity.

Even though her circumstances are difficult, my friend tells me that Kenci is a cheerful girl. She enjoyed my friend's visits, and sang and danced for her. I had sent Kenci my photo and a small doll and Kenci carried these around with her at all times. Kenci's older brother is a pleasant boy who is a good big brother. Kenci's little sister is a beautiful little girl, and her baby brother is sweet and loving. Kenci's mother works hard but it is a struggle for her to provide for her children.

Although Kenci cannot write yet, she sends me cheerful drawings. She attends school now, and she enjoys art very much. Hopefully she will soon learn how to read and write.

I hope and pray that after hearing about Kenci and her family, you will kindly give whatever you can to make this deserving family's life a little easier. We would use the money raised for necessities such as food, vitamins, cooking utensils, and furniture such as another bed and some chairs. Any amount no matter how large or small, is deeply appreciated. Know that this will make life a little easier for Kenci and her family. Thank you very much."

Cindy may be contacted at:

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