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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 #1 Levy (6) of the Philippines
Small Project #2 Louis (9) of Guatemala

Small Project #3 Cindy (12) of Philippines

Small Project #4 Kenci (6) of Honduras
Small Project #5 Albert(4) and Ashido(3) of Zambia
Small Project #6 Dipika (11) of India
Small Project #7 Innocent (8) of Zambia
Small Project #8 Marie Cris (10) of Philippines
Small Project #9 Jesica (8) of Philippines
Small Project #10 Emily (6) of Guatemala and Juan Carlos (9) of Mexico
Small Project #11 Dayana (8) of Ecuador

$753 raised! Thank You.

Evin (11) of Honduras

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Small Project #13 launched March 5, 2007:

Our goal was to give Lilian Guadalupe Samayoa (4), and her famiy of Guatemala the following gifts: industrial flatware (for their income generating project of selling tortillas), bunkbeds, a wardrobe, and a basket of food. Our goal was to raise $525.

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We Did It! $540 Raised!

Lilian is sponsored by Alex Epler of California, USA.

Alex writes:

For my birthday last December I decided to do something different. I didn't want gifts for myself but instead I chose to sponsor a child through Children International. I knew there are so many kids out there who are less fortunate. I thought if I am going to try and a make a difference I have to start somewhere, so I chose Lilian.

My sponsored child, Lilian Guadalupe Samayoa, is 4 years old and lives in Guatemala. She is has six brothers and sisters, Karla (1), Carmen (5), Wendy (8), Rudy (12), Jesus (13), and Edwin (16). Her father, Jose, is a bricklayer and her mother, Suyama, is a homemaker. She also sells tortillas, which are cooked on a small stove in bad condition. Unfortunately the family income is only $91 a month. They live in a two-room house and have only four beds for 8 people. Three of the beds are in very bad condition and they have no dresser in which to store clothing.

Lilian loves to play with dolls and sing and dance. She seems to be a typical little girl. Her family just needs a little bit of help. Her chores at home include running errands, sweeping, and washing dishes. Wow – more than I ever did at age 4!

This means so much to both Lilian and me, so please find it in your hearts to donate to a needy little girl and her family.

Alex Epler

Lilian (4)

With the help of others’ kind donations, Lilian and her family received the following:

• 1 industrial flat metal plate (for cooking tortillas to sell) = $165

• 2 bunkbeds = $250

• 1 wardrobe = $86

• 1 basket of food = $24

TOTAL = $525



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