Sponsor a Child

Impact a Child’s Life by providing the means to an Education

Your sponsorship enables a Guatemalan child to attend an Impact Ministries school where they will receive an academic education and be taught to know and love the Lord!

An investment of $45/month can help break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy!

What does my sponsorship provide?

what does $45/month provide for my child?

How do I choose a child to Sponsor?

walk me through the process

How can I communicate with my child?

and what communication will I receive as a sponsor?

Sponsor Admin

I need to log in to my Sponsorsoft Account or set up a donation

Some Sponsor Child Stories

Stories about sponsor children shared on the Impact Ministries blog

Sponsor a Child Saturday

Check out children we’ve recently featured on facebook for #SponsoraChildSaturday

What does my Sponsorship provide?

In the rural areas of Guatemala, more than 75% of Indigenous people live in poverty. Many children don’t complete elementary school. At a Vida school, Christian teachers – many of whom were once Vida students themselves – are personally involved in your student’s life on a daily basis. We reach out to your child’s family and encourage them to be involved in a local church. Our leaders, teachers and support staff provide godly role models to help your child know the Lord and become all that He intends for them to be!

Your investment of $45/month helps break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy for your child by providing:

  • a broad academic education at one of our Vida Christian schools
  • a daily nutritious meal and vitamins (and food packages for the family while learning from home)
  • medical care through the Vida Clinic for your child’s whole family
  • Christian discipleship and mentoring
  • a school uniform and new shoes

(some of these services are also funded through other gifts to Impact Ministries)

Your sponsor child is also blessed by your prayers and encouragement!

You can sponsor your child throughout their time in our Vida Schools. For most of our students, this is until they graduate in Grade 10. Some students continue on to our teacher training program, and they can be sponsored through Grade 13. We have many sponsors who have been faithful in supporting their child through their entire education! When your child leaves the Vida School program, we will let you know and offer you a new child to sponsor.

How do I choose a child to sponsor?

  1. Click “See Available Sponsor Children” to see our students still waiting for a sponsor like you
  2. Personally select your sponsor child from all our students available for sponsorship
  3. Once you click “Sponsor this Child”, you’ll be prompted to login or signup to our sponsorsoft system to complete the sponsorship process.  There, you’ll have access to your child’s picture and online information package
  4. Don’t forget to set up your monthly sponsorship donation within 48 hrs to ensure that you are matched with the child that you have chosen

How can I communicate with my child?

Communication with your sponsor child is easy through our Sponsorsoft System!

Log in to Sponsorsoft with the email address you used to sponsor your child, and click on messages > compose message to write to your child. You can even attach a picture!

You will receive a yearly letter from your child and a photo update of your child participating in learning activities from your child’s teacher. Our teachers are also great at helping their students answer your letters!

Sponsor Admin

Important Links

Log in to your Sponsorsoft Account
Give a Special Occasion Gift
Set up your monthly sponsorship donation online
Print a Pre-authorized debit (PAD) agreement form to set up automatic withdrawals from your bank account
Renew your annual sponsorship pledge

Sponsorsoft Information

We have transitioned to using the Sponsorsoft System to connect you with your sponsor child!

  • If you currently have a sponsor child, your account has already been created

If this is your first time logging in to our Sponsorsoft System (or if you’ve forgotten your password), simply click on “Lost Password?” and enter your email address to request a password. You’ll be sent a link to set your password, and then you’ll be ready to view your child under the “my sponsorship” tab and find your inbox under the “messages” tab.

  • If you would like to become a sponsor, you will need to sign up for an account

Simply click on “Sign up” and enter your name, your email address and a password. You will be sent a verification email with a link to activate your account, and then you’ll be ready to select a child from our children who are still waiting for a sponsor

No verification email? First, check your junk mail. If the verification email is not there, click “Lost Password?” on the Sponsorsoft site. Re-enter your email address and click the request reset password button. The link to set your password doubles as a verification email.

Having trouble? Contact us at child@impactministries.ca or (250) 434-4350 and we’ll walk you through the process.

Some Sponsor Child Stories

Sponsors leave traces in a child’s ❤

“Having a sponsor is something very special and unforgettable,” says Vida Purulhá Grade 1 teacher Evelyn Cho. “They leave traces in our hearts.” Evelyn should know … Sponsors leave traces in a child’s ❤ Read More »

What does school look like in Guatemala right now?

Our Vida students are so excited to be back at school, even though things look a little different this year! If you’re connected to any … What does school look like in Guatemala right now? Read More »

Our Vida Students are back in School!

Today, for the first time since the pandemic lockdowns began, our Vida Students are back in school!  We’re currently allowed to operate at half-capacity, which … Our Vida Students are back in School! Read More »
Little Coralia holding a doll

Growing up with Impact Ministries

Back in 2007, Impact Ministries was running an afterschool program in San Antonio. One of the children who came was 6-year-old Coralia. Little Coralia wasn’t impressed: … Growing up with Impact Ministries Read More »
Yosselyn learning at home

Supporting Student Learning in Guatemala

Teachers around the world are struggling to figure out how to best support their students through this pandemic, and our teachers in Guatemala are no … Supporting Student Learning in Guatemala Read More »
Family with food hamper

An Update on Food Hamper Distribution in Guatemala

“Thank you for the groceries that you’ve provided for us. Thank you for being there in the midst of all that’s happening right now” Thank … An Update on Food Hamper Distribution in Guatemala Read More »
Natanael and Wilder

Natanael & Wilder’s Mom was at her wit’s end

Natanael and Wilder’s Mom was at her wit’s end. The boys’ behaviour was going downhill, and as a single mother, she was struggling with their … Natanael & Wilder’s Mom was at her wit’s end Read More »

Sponsor a Child Saturday

Every week, we feature one of our children still waiting for a sponsor on Facebook for #SponsoraChildSaturday. If you have a facebook account, check out our most recent #SponsoraChildSaturday feature children:

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