Mark Jabez Cruzada

Monthly Sponsorship

Gender: Boy

Birthdate: 10/1/2011

Country: Philippines

Suggested Donation: $20.00

Mark is a little boy in kindergarten. He is energetic and loves to play with his friends. He is very expressive and always has a big smile. Mark comes from a large family and has eight siblings, five of whom are still in school. The family lives in a small, poorly-constructed house. Mark’s father works as a farmer, and his income is low and inconsistent. Through your sponsorship, Mark will receive much-needed physical, educational, and spiritual support. Thank you!

The Philippines is a country that consists of over 7,000 islands in Southeast Asia. It has many active volcanoes and its location and torrential rainfall means that several areas are prone to flooding, typhoons and cyclones. The majority of the population is Roman Catholic, but some people are superstitious and still practice animism. Poverty, alcoholism and widespread drug use plagues their communities. This has led to broken families and abandoned children. There are few consistent job opportunities as well, making it difficult for parents to provide for their families.