A Foster Parents Program is a unique opportunity to change the life of a vulnerable child forever by helping her to break the cycle of poverty. When you sponsor a child, you are supporting his/her education, access to proper healthcare, shelter and a healthy nutrition through a monthly donation or contribution.

But being a Foster Parent can become much more than financial support. It can become an exchange of cultures and affections, as you can get actively involved in the development of the child you support. When you sponsor a child, we provide you with the possibility of communicating regularly with the child whose life you are changing so you can see the lasting difference your contributions are making.

Sponsoring a child, is giving her back the ability to dream, is providing her with the tools she needs to break free from poverty and to be happy… It’s showing her that someone really cares, and that there is the hope in a better and brighter future.


Responsibilities of the Foster Parents:

1. Contribute with a monthly donation of 55 Euros or 60 USD that reverts directly and fully in favor of the sponsored child and the Wanalea Children's Home, to cover education, food and health expenses.

2. Understanding that sponsoring a child is a moral commitment which will benefit and improve the current and future living conditions of a child, and must be done until the child reaches the age of 18. If the Foster Parent wishes to suspend the contributions, we kindly ask to be given a one-month notice, so that we try to find a new sponsor for the child.

As a Foster Parent, you can get actively involved and participate in the life of your foster child by sending letters, gifts and pictures. Twice per year (June and December), you will receive a detailed report about the sponsored child, including school results and academic progress, health reports, pictures and letters from the child. With the first report, you will also receive a DVD introducing the child and the Wanalea project.


Types of sponsorship:

The same child can be sponsored by more than one Foster Parent. A group of people can share the monthly donation if they don’t have the means to provide the amount required alone. Also, a Foster Parent can sponsor more than one child.




  • School fees
  • School uniforms
  • School materials and textbooks
  • Extracurricular activities (sports, IT, etc.)


  • Food (porridge, rice, beans, flour, vegetables, milk, etc.).

Medical care:

  • Regular medical check-ups
  • Access to adequate healthcare in case of sickness
  • Immunisation
  • Appropriate medical treatment and counseling for HIV+ children
  • Psycho-social counselling for children who require it

Children’s Rights:

  • Birth Certificates and Identity Cards

Wanalea Children’s Home:

  • Local staff salaries (teacher, worker, cook and housekeepers)
  • Shelter and housing (rent and utility bills like water, electricity and cooking gas, beds, furniture, kitchen equipments and utensils, etc.)


1,83 Euros or 2 USD per day
55 Euros or 60 USD per month
660 Euros or 690 USD per year

Sponsor a child today and change a life forever!
Because they have the power to change the world,
and you have the power to help them do it!


For more information, or to enroll in the sponsorship program, please contact:

Laura Vasconcellos
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Telephone: (+351) 962 904 738

You can also download here the Wanalea Foster Parents Brochure and the Enrolment Form