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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 the Philippines
Small Project #16
Allison (14) of Ecuador

Small Project #17
$670 raised! Thank You.

Eswin Chavez (9) of Guatemala
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Small Project #18 launched January 1, 2008:

Our goal was to give Maria Arias Rodriguez (11), and her famiy of The Dominican Republic the following gifts: 1 bed,
2 fans, clothes, and food. Our goal was to raise $500. All donations are 100% US Tax Deductible.
Stay tuned for updates.

See photos of Maria and her family in their home.
Maria receives gifts from your donations.

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$500 Raised. Thank You!

Maria Arias Rodriguez (11) with her family.

The fundraiser for Small Project #18 is Johanna Keorlet of New Jersey.

Johanna writes:

I became interested in sponsoring a child when my daughter, Christina, began contributing her time to Aura's House. As a student and graduate of William Paterson University, she donates her skills by updating their website regularly.

I read about the children and their families and the little material possessions they live with from day to day. Their houses are barely functional. They do not have enough money to buy beds, fans, or clothes. When I saw pictures of the conditions they live in, it made me feel ashamed of the abundance that I have. It seemed like such a small amount of money to part with each month. We spend more on our cable television bill and our internet services. Why not give to a child in need? These families were born in a world without luxuries such as we experience and take for granted. They have no way out without our help.

I chose Maria when she was nine years old, simply because I grew up in New Jersey with friends who had migrated from the Dominican Republic. She shared a birthday with my younger brother, Larry, who had passed away at the age of 15 years old. She mentions in her bio that she loved baseball, like my brother, and so I chose Maria in honor of his memory.

She writes to me periodically and seems so appreciative of the fact that I am helping her and her family.I send her extra donations for Easter, Christmas, and her birthday. The gratitude is always expressed in her letters.I feel that I am an inspiration to her to care about herself and her family because I am somewhere out here caring about her. That is enough for me.

Please help Aura's house give Maria's family a bed, fans, clothes, and food by giving a small donation. After all the giving we have done for Christmas to our families, let us open our hearts once more by giving to those are truly in need. A child like Maria, her sister, her brother, and her parents. They will never be able to repay you, but they will be more grateful than anyone can imagine.

-Johanna Keorlet

Our goal is $500 -- and the breakdown for each item is:

1 Bed - $115.00

2 Fans - $90.00

Clothes - $145.00

Food - $150.00

TOTAL - $500 (rounded up to nearest dollar)


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