Should you sponsor a widow with NewCovenant, or a child with another ministry? Honestly, it's not our place to tell you that.
Child Sponsorship ministries work with children to give them a better future. They expect and hope that, with a better future, these children will return and help their families.
We have communicated with a major child sponsorship organization, asking for advice from their experience. They were thrilled at our approach, because they saw us able to reach children that they cannot. Why is that? The needs are so great that the child sponsorship ministries are usually limited to working with only one child per family.
A few of our widows are truly alone in life, with their children grown and moved away. But most of the women we work with not only are caring for their own children, but also for grandchildren. When you sponsor a widow, you may also be lifting up as many as six or seven children to have enough to eat; have a safe home; stay in school.