Esther is from Kenya. I have been sponsoring her since 2007.
Esther was 7 when I started to sponsor her. I knew she was the child I was to sponsor when I first saw her picture (the one to the right). The picture seems to say ‘I need a sponsor. I too have potential’. I have grown to know Esther personally through the many letters I receive from her. In spite of the circumstances surrounding her, and the late start in life of attending an educational establishment, Esther is doing well. Through sponsorship, I have seen many positive changes in Esther. The first few years her letters were only a few lines, written by interpreters, with some drawings. Now, she is writing her own letters and they are much longer with great content. After 8 years of sponsoring Esther, I was privileged to visit her. You can visit your sponsored child after 6 months of continued sponsorship however, it is not mandatory. You can arrange for a visit at a time that is convenient for both you and your child.
My visit to Kenya
My visit to Kenya was in August 2015. The year Esther turned 15.