October 7, 2012
I think there is always some good that comes from organizations like this. That said, it's about how best to use one's money to help others. The child I sponsored was muslim, which is fine, but he (the person writing) would almost always methodically include a sentence in his letters about how he celebrated this or that holiday with his Christians friends (though Christians made up less tha five percent of the population). ChildFund also automatically extended the sponsorship past the age of 18. Finally, when my sponsored child did get a job, Child Fund automatically had me sponsor another child. I called immediately - as I have been waiting for years to end my relationship with ChildFund - to cancel my new sponsorship. I got a letter back stating that ChildFund was saddening that I was cancelling my sponsorship with the new child. But since they had already made a commitment to the new child, they'd find someone else. Had to say, that made me fell like I was shirking my responsibility. It's not about me, but the child, I know.
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