Safe Passage sponsorship began with less than 40 sponsors in 2000. Today, more than 700 sponsors from 16 countries sponsor more than 470 children and mothers at Safe Passage. Become a sponsor today.

“These are my people. These are my children. This is my responsibility.” —Valentino, child sponsor

Our children and mothers come from the most impoverished communities in Guatemala City. Your sponsor support provides crucial resources to break the cycle of poverty:

Your gifts—and your care—give hope.


Sponsor a Child

You can be a positive role model for caring, respectful relationships—something many of our students do not have. Many donors sponsor a child from Escuelita through high school and develop lasting relationships well after graduation.

“I could never forget the first day I met my sponsor. She is a role model for my life: how to live, how to share, how to respect, how to value oneself. She has helped me by giving me advice, supporting me, especially in school. She always wants to see my grades!” —Ingrid, sponsored child

Sponsor a Mother

When you sponsor a mother, you positively impact a child. Our mothers participate in Adult Literacy, Creamos social entrepreneurship, and weekend family nurturing classes to build self-esteem and promote education throughout the community.

What does sponsorship cost?

When you add up the costs of all the services we provide for our students each year, the total spent per student is $3,000, or $250 per month. Sponsors provide invaluable support by contributing to the cost of a child’s participation at Safe Passage.

Sponsors contribute between $50 and $250 per month. Whatever amount you choose, you will make a difference in the lives of our students.

How does sponsorship work?

  • We match our students with up to 4 sponsors—the more support for each child, the better!
  • Friends, families, community groups, and coworkers often sponsor a student together

“What started as a sponsorship has evolved over the past couple of years. I think of Nereyda and her family as an extension of our own.” —Maureen, child sponsor

You will receive 2 special messages each year from your student, a reminder that your gift is changing a life in Guatemala. We encourage you to correspond with your student as often as you like with letters, photos, and even personal visits. Cross-cultural relationships are extra-rewarding for our students and we are happy to help translate your communications.

“Sponsoring Noe changed my life because I now know someone else is counting on me…this is not just some child from a postcard.” —T.J., child sponsor


Are you ready to say to sponsorship?

¡Gracias! Our sponsorship team will guide you through the application process. They can be reached at sponsorship@safepassage.org or you can call our U.S. office at (207) 846-1188. You can also donate online today and we’ll contact you with additional details.

Questions? We’re here to help.

If you have something else on your mind, you are always welcome to contact our sponsorship staff at (207) 846-1188 or sponsorship@safepassage.org

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