VISEDAL's Scholar Sponsorship Program
Picture yourself standing on a busy downtown street corner, washing car windshields and begging for a few coins. You're seven years old and spend your day here instead of in school to raise money for your family. Your mom sells trinkets on the side of the road and your siblings work with you.
Now imagine doing this all day, every day, in Nicaragua, the Western Hemisphere's second poorest country. This nightmare won't end as you grow older, since having no education leaves you with no hope of finding a better job. The cycle continues, one depressing day at a time.
This is the reality in which many Nicaraguan children, deprived of their childhoods and opportunity, are forced to live. In the midst of this tragedy, however, hope exists.
VISEDAL’s child sponsorship program provides everything that children and young adults need to succeed in school and life, including clothing, scholarships, food stipends, medical care, supplemental English lessons, spiritual development opportunities, and guidance from our staff.
We periodically provide you with pictures and updates on your sponsored scholar, along with news of any upcoming VISEDAL events or program developments. Through our Sponsor-Scholar Connection Program, you can exchange letters and pictures with your scholar whenever you want!
Sponsoring a child or young adult is easy and fun! Simply read the information on the right-hand column and follow the instructions to become a sponsor!
VISEDAL connects two sponsors with each scholar. This allows us to keep sponsorship costs affordable while also providing comprehensive support.
Become a Sponsor!
Click the button below to find out how you can become a sponsor today!
Information for Current Sponsors
Check out our new Sponsors' Corner page, which has information about ways to connect with your scholar!
Current sponsors--be sure to check out our new Sponsors' Corner page for opportunities to better get to know and communicate with your scholar!