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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
Small Project #12 Evin (11) of Honduras
Small Project #13 Lilian (4) of Guatemala
Small Project #14 Christian (8) of the Philippines

Small Project #15 Judy (11) of Philippines

Small Project #16
$501 raised! Thank You.

Allison Dalgo (14) of Ecuador
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Small Project #17 launched November 6, 2007 and completed December 17, 2007:

Our goal was to give Eswin Chavez (9), and his famiy of Guatemala the following gifts: 2 bunkbeds, 1
pressure cooker, 4 blankets, 10 corrugated tin sheets, 8 wooden sticks, and 2 pounds of nails for roof repairs. Our goal was to raise $550. All donations are 100% US Tax Deductible.

Meet Eswin Chavez.
See photos of Eswin's sponsor, Janice, visiting Eswin and his family in Guatemala.
Eswin receives gifts made possible by your donations.
Read a letter of thanks from Eswin to his sponsor, Janice.

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We did it! $670 raised!

Eswin Chavez (9)

The fundraiser for Small Project #17 is Janice Wilkinson of Illinois.

Janice writes:

"I wanted to sponsor a child, and the country of Guatemala is near and dear to my heart. My son was born in Guatemala, and we have been back to visit and do some volunteer work. I want to give back to the country who blessed me with my son. I sponsored Eswin because I had heard that so many more girls are sponsored than boys. Also, he looked so sweet in his picture!

Eswin is nine years old and lives in Guatemala City. He has seven siblings, Byron (16), Julio (18), Mynor (5), Veronica (14), Edgar (20), Maria (11) and Nancy (7). His mother, Marcelina, is a laundry worker. His father, Jose, is deceased. They live in a one room house with seventeen relatives.

When my son and I went back to Guatemala during summer of 2006, we were so fortunate to have CI set up a meeting between Eswin and his family, and I. We were able to meet Eswin, his mother and his grandmother. Everyone was so friendly and appreciative. I was informed by CI that their corrugated metal roof was in severe disrepair, which included a big hole where the rain came in.

Also, there were only two beds in the home. My family and I were able to donate enough to help to fix the big hole and buy another bed frame and mattress, but there is still so much to do. Eswin's family works hard, but there is not even enough money to meet daily expenses. Any donations would be greatly appreciated!"

-Janice Wilkinson

Our goal is $550 -- and the breakdown for each item is:

2 Wooden Bunk Beds - $287.58

10 Corrugated Tin Sheets for repairs to roof - $124.18

8 Wooden Sticks for repairs to roof - $50.20

2 Pounds of Nails for repairs to roof - $1.57

1 Pressure Cooker - $39.22

4 Blankets - $47.06

TOTAL - $550 (rounded up to nearest dollar)



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