What does it mean to a child to have a sponsor?

It means that they are not alone, there is someone out there who cares about them.

Someone who provides wings for them to pursue their dreams, and build a future for themselves through an education.

It means the world to them.


Waanisaa comes from the Lahu village of Pang Fam.

Her parents are poor corn/rice farmers and she has 3 siblings. Her younger sister is deaf, which has been a struggle for her family – financially and emotionally.

Despite this, Waanisaa has a bright future ahead of her.

Her favorite subject in school is math and she hopes one day to become a doctor. She’s always super outgoing and can put a smile on your face without even trying!