We caught up with long term supporter Raven, whose recent visit to Bali highlighted in her mind the importance of sponsoring children for school.
Raven has been supporting Bali Children’s Project since the very early days. In fact, she is our longest serving sponsor, consistently sponsoring children for school for over a decade.
Raven became a sponsor after her friend Linda Venter founded Bali Children’s Project. Starting to sponsor one needy young lady back in 2002, Raven has seen her support help Kadek Yuli make it all the way to university. Such is the inspiration sponsorships can harness in children.
Raven continued sponsorship with Emas, an extremely talented young lady, whose circumstances were dire. After Emas and her brother Anom lost their father, the family’s main income was lost too.
Since sponsoring, she has dedicated much of her spare time convincing others to do the same. In fact, she has convinced nine (yes nine!) friends to become sponsors too.
“After listening to me for the past 15 years my friends know how important BCP is to me. I wish I could sponsor all of the children on your list, since I can’t I’m making it my goal to get my friends and anyone that will listen involved.”
On her recent visit to Bali, Raven came to see first hand the impact of sponsorships. Visiting children on behalf of her friends who couldn’t make it, Raven’s resolve only grew stronger.
It’s the individual generosity from Raven, her friends and the 260+ sponsors from all over the world that gives children a chance to chase their dreams.
“My friends know how important it is to have an education and are happy to help in any way possible. After reading the different profiles and seeing the childrens photos they knew that this was the commitment for them.”