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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

Dipika Mandal Small Project #6 launched July 18, 2006: Project Completed 7/31/06. Thank You!

View previous Small Projects:
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 Ahido(3)
Small Project #6 Dipika (11) of India

Small Project #7 Complete! $500 Raised! Thank You

Innocent (8) of Zambia Visit this project.




Small Project #8 launched Aug ,4 2006:

Our goal was to provide Marie’s family with an income-generating project. Our goal was to raise $500. You can view pictures of Marie Cris and her family here.

See pictures of the gifts Marie Cris and her family received from your donations.

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We Did It! $500 raised

Marie Cris

Small Project #8: Meet Marie Cris of the Phillipines

Marie Cris is sponsored by Marie M. of Toulouse, France.

Marie writes:

Marie Cris is a little 10-year-old girl who lives in the Philippines with her 3 brothers and 2 sisters: Mary Ann (21), Michelle (18), Michael (17), Antonio (14), and Mark (4). Her father is 51 years old and works as a driver. He is the family's sole provider as Marie's mother passed away after the birth of her youngest brother Mark.

The entire family lives in the smallest room of their home because:

* The family has rented one room of their home in order to help them earn extra income.
* Another bigger room of the home has been leased/pawned to a neighbor whom Marie Cris’ father owes money.

The family is in dire need of an income-generating project: previously, the family raised piglets and then sold them for profit.


Marie Cris (10)

Small Project #8 will fund:

$450 would cover the purchase of 9 piglets,
2 sacks of feed (a one-month supply),
and minor repairs to the existing pigpen.
Once the pigs have grown,
the family will sell them and purchase
more piglets to continue the cycle.

$50 will be used to provide food and
clothing to the
members of Marie Cris’s family.


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