Spanning over 2,000 miles of South America’s western coastline with deserts in the north, rainforests in the south and the snowcapped peaks of the Andes Mountains ranging throughout, Chile is truly a nation of contrasts. Although politically progressive when it comes to human rights, Chile suffers from excessive inflation and an ever-increasing unemployment rate. Due to these economic realities, millions of Chileans are desperately poor and in need of support, especially vulnerable children.
Due to these economic realities, millions of Chileans are desperately poor and in need of support, especially vulnerable children.
Challenges for Children in Chile
In Chile, children’s very lives and futures are at risk, as they struggle with poverty and lack of educational resources. Right now, children in Chile need your help.
– Although Chile has a relatively low poverty rate of 14%, the problem lies in high rates of income inequality.
– There are approximately 75,000 Chilean children who do not attend school.
– Healthcare inequalities among the poor are a big issue in Chile, meaning poor families often get low-quality services or none at all.
– Due to high rates of domestic violence in Santiago, many children flee their homes to live on the streets, where they struggle to find adequate food and water.
Our Work in Chile
Thanks to caring people like you, Children Incorporated has helped thousands of children living in poverty in Chile since 1964.
We work with our volunteer coordinators in local communities to provide health and nutrition, education, hygiene items, clothes, shoes, and other essentials that help children and families rise above the poverty in which they live.
Our strategy is to focus on individual children through our sponsorship program, ensuring they are receiving exactly what they need on a regular basis.
Your support makes all our work possible to help children in crisis in Chile.
How do I sponsor a child in Chile?
You can sponsor a child in Chile in one of three ways: call our office at 1-800-538-5381 and speak with one of our staff members; email us at firstname.lastname@example.org; or go online to our sponsorship portal, create an account, and search for a child in Chile that is available for sponsorship.