a frequently asked questions page for colombia sponsorship


How important is prayer?

Inca Link feels that your prayers are crucial for your sponsored child.  We ask that you pray regularly for their health, well being and relationship with Jesus Christ.  We will do our best to make specific prayer needs known to you so that you can cover your sponsored child in prayer.

It brings the sponsored child great joy knowing that someone is praying for them.  They also will want to pray for you.  In your correspondence, we encourage you to include personal prayer requests so that your child can be praying for you too.

 

How do I pay for my sponsorship?

When you sign up to be a sponsor, you will be taken to a checkout page where you can set up monthly donations with your PayPal account or with your debit/credit card.  If for some reason you have already signed up and need to set up donations, you can click here to do that.

 

Can a child be sponsored by more than one family?

No. The child you’re helping has just one sponsor: you. That’s why your prayers, letters and support mean so much to your sponsored child. No other group or individual will also sponsor the child you help.

 

If I must discontinue my child sponsorship, what happens to the child I’m helping?

If you need to discontinue your child sponsorship, we will immediately look for a new sponsor for your child and continue the child’s sponsorship support without interruption.  The child remains in the day care during this transition.

 

How much does it cost to sponsor a child?

If you choose to sponsor a child, the cost is only $40 per month.  This allows your child to be able to attend the Day Care 5 days a week and receive a meal, Bible lesson, and a fun activity.  For the children who attend school, the teachers are also available to help them with their studies.

 

How can I communicate with the child I sponsor?

You may write a letter to your child and send it to Inca Link / PO Box 1321 / Boone, NC 28607 or you can email a letter to Nicole at nhiggins@incalink.org.  All letters and emails will be translated into Spanish and both copies will be given to the child.  We ask that handwritten letters be your choice of correspondence as it is more personal and a special treat for the child to receive a letter from their sponsor.

Sending your child mail is probably the best way you can make the most of your sponsorship. Cards and letters can communicate to your child that you love and are praying for him or her, and while we ask that you leave out any contact information, they are a great opportunity to let your sponsored child get to know you. You can even include keepsakes like pictures and stickers.

Please keep in mind that we transport letters and gifts to Colombia in teams’ & interns’ suitcases, so the smaller the better and items should not be fragile.  The absolute biggest a package should be is a large envelope.

To send your child a card or letter whenever you like, please use his or her full name, and mail the letters to:

Inca Link – Colombia Sponsorship
PO Box 1321
Boone, NC  28607

 

May I send gifts to my child?

Yes. Inca Link encourages sponsors to give small gifts to their sponsored children. They can include these with letters they send to their children.  The gift needs to be small and fairly inexpensive like stickers or silly bands so they can fit in an envelope (10″ x 12″ max).  These gifts are another effective way for you to reinforce your care and commitment to your child.

Please keep in mind that we transport letters and gifts to Colombia in teams’ & interns’ suitcases, so the smaller the better and items should not be fragile.  The absolute biggest a package should be is a large envelope.

Letters and gifts can be mailed to:

Inca Link – Colombia Sponsorship
PO Box 1321
Boone, NC  28607

 

Will my child write to me?

Occasionally your child will have the opportunity to write to you.  While many of them may not be able to write on their own, we try to take advantage of the extra help provided by teams and interns, often late in the summer, to help the kids write you back.

 

How long should my child sponsorship last?

Your sponsorship of your child will last as long as he or she is attending the Day Care.  Most of the children “graduate” from OASIS around age 17. There are occasions beyond our control when a child may enter and leave the day care over a period of a few months.  If your sponsored child does leave the day care, you will be notified and given the opportunity to sponsor another child.

 

What percentage of expenditures are spent on program activities?

Inca Link does our very best to keep our administrative costs to a minimum and give as much of your gift as possible.  Therefore, 90 percent of your gift will go toward the costs of caring for your child in the day care.

 

Sponsor a Child for $40/month