Sponsorship FAQ

What does Back2Back’s Child Sponsorship Program provide?
Back2Back partners with local orphanages, communities, single mothers, churches and pastors to provide for the needs of orphans around the world. Back2Back has missionaries at each of the sites we partner with for direct oversight of the child’s care, to ensure that their needs are met. Sponsors can choose to partner with us in 2 distinct ways:

  • Restore every child by connecting with a child personally and help meet spiritual, physical, educational, emotional and social needs.  $100/month
  • Transform every home by investing in transformational change for a child’s orphanage or community to make a lasting impact.  $250/month

What can I expect as a $100/month Restore Sponsor?

As a $100/month Restore sponsor, your donation is used to meet the spiritual, physical, educational, emotional, and social needs of the child that you are connected.  You will have the opportunity to connect with your child through letters 2-4/year and will receive 2 updates a year from the home where your child lives.

What can I expect as a $250/month Transform Sponsor?

As a $250/month Transform sponsor, your donation allows us to make a lasting impact on the home you sponsor by providing better pay for workers, making improvements to the home, and hiring additional support staff.  You will receive 2 updates a year from the home you sponsor, and have the opportunity to connect with one child through letters 2-4/year should you choose.  

How is Back2Back’s Child Sponsorship Program different from other child sponsorship programs?
Back2Back is unique in that we are committed to going deep with each child we serve.  Our sponsorship program provides twenty-four hour holistic care for the children who are under our care.  By considering the child as an individual, we are able to go beyond just physical needs to meet the spiritual, educational, emotional, and social needs of the child.

Another distinction of our Child Sponsorship Program is the constant oversight of the orphanages and communities by Back2Back staff.  Back2Back’s tireless commitment to transparency and devotion to high-quality holistic care for each child, ensures that a sponsor’s sacrifice is truly making a difference in every aspect of their sponsored child’s life.

How much of my donation is given to the child?
No money is given directly to the children sponsored in our program. Back2Back partners with the caregivers of the child to determine the individual child’s needs, and your donation goes to meet the need.  The money you donate each month will be combined with those of other sponsors whose children live in the same orphanage or community to benefit all the children who live there.  Back2Back ensures that 91% of all donations go directly to meeting those needs, and 9% is used for operational expenses.

Why does it cost more to sponsor a child through Back2Back as opposed to other similar child sponsorship programs?
Back2Back primarily serves orphans who live in orphanages. As a result, we provide twenty-four hour holistic care for the children we serve. Back2Back strives to meet all of our children’s needs by focusing on our child development model, which addresses the spiritual, physical, educational, emotional, and social needs of children.  This commitment to go deep, by developing the whole child, requires more of a financial commitment than other child sponsorship programs.

How does Back2Back choose where to offer child sponsorship?
Back2Back is unique in that our primary focus is serving orphans. Orphans are defined as children without one or both parents, a definition which also encompasses children who have been abandoned.  When Back2Back began in 1997, we ministered solely in orphanages.  Over the years, we have evolved to also work with single mothers who are trying to keep their family intact.  We believe this is a proactive attempt to prevent children from being left in orphanages.

Back2Back chooses where to send missionaries and get involved based on God’s leading and the need of a particular area. Back2Back staff develops a relationship with the directors of the orphanages, communities, single mothers, churches, and pastors that we partner with before starting our sponsorship program. This ensures that Back2Back and the people we partner with have the same goals in mind for the children we serve.

What happens to children in a home who do not have sponsors?
All the children in the orphanages Back2Back serves are provided for. No child is denied any of their basic needs based on whether or not they have a sponsor. Back2Back provides for unsponsored children through our general donations fund.

If I am connected with a specific child, will I be the only person sponsoring them?  
The cost of meeting one child’s needs for an entire month is actually more than $100. With this in mind, we allow each child to have up to two sponsors.

When sponsor children enter our Hope Program for high school and college, the cost of school and living expenses increases significantly.  Children in the Hope Program may have up to three sponsors to cover these additional costs. Learn more about Back2Back’s Hope Program.

 

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Back2Back Ministries is an international Christian non-profit organization dedicated to being a voice for orphans. We exist to love and care for orphans and vulnerable children, by meeting their spiritual, physical, educational, emotional and social needs that they might overcome their life circumstances and break free from the cycle of generational poverty.

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