Make a pledge commitment for half the cost of a whole partnership and impact 30-50 orphans. Whether you choose a payment plan or to fundraise, you pick one of the 7 countries where ZOE works. $4,000 per year for 3 years will move a group of children beyond charity.
It only takes $8/month to empower one orphan. Make a decision to do your share and choose the number of children you want to impact. We promise to report back to you about the group of children you are supporting so you can see the difference you are making.
When we all do our share, together we make a greater impact.
Choose the number of children you can help, set up your monthly gift and watch for reports about the group of children you are directly supporting.I'm Ready to Partner
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Partners with 5 orphans.
Partners with 10 orphans.
We’re always working to secure funding to launch new groups of waiting children in the ZOE country with the greatest need. Your share will help us get the next waiting group of children funded to begin the journey of empowerment!
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Make a personal pledge to become a Full Partner for $8,000/year over 3 years or become a Half Partner for $4,000/year over 3 years.
Not ready to make that kind of commitment but really want to choose the country to help? You can connect to a group too! Set up your fundraising page and invite a group of friends to help you reach your goal. It only takes 20 people giving $35/month for 3 years to fund an entire group of orphans! You can do it!
Whether you make a 3-year pledge or fundraise, by joining ZOE's efforts at these highly engaged levels, you are investing in the efforts of orphans to lift themselves out of poverty, isolation, and malnutrition.
ZOE is conscious to put money where it does the most good for the children in the program. The cost of $8,000 represents a true cost of the program for ZOE. This cost is averaged out between country programs taking into account local differences in prices and exchange rates. ZOE is careful to control overhead, but does invest in overhead expenses such as audits and reports which ensure money given is being used effectively and efficiently. Please see our 990 to have a look at the effectiveness with which ZOE stewards your funds on behalf of the children.
A couple months after your group begins (to allow for screening) you will receive a name list and group photo. You will also receive both general and group specific reports about your group. After graduation you will receive a graduation report. If you are able to travel to meet and encourage your group, this will also provide a powerful connection. Reports and when possible, personal visits help individuals and churches feel connected and experience the power of what your investment is doing in the lives of children.
We encourage you to visit your group in person over their three years in the program, and perhaps even after graduation. When you do so, we have ideas on our resources pages, of things you can bring and/or give to encourage your group. These must be items of no monetary value to preserve the empowerment program, and maintain equity between groups. ZOE avoids gifts of monetary value and sending letters directly to the groups. In our experience it is difficult to do these things without the risk of harming the empowerment relationship which makes the ZOE program so effective in moving children beyond charity.
Please feel free to visit your group as you are able and as ZOE has space on trips. We do all we can to make sure every group partner has an opportunity to travel, and it is a great encouragement to your group for them to see you, thank you, and worship with you. You can also be a powerful voice telling others in your community what is being accomplished. You are welcome to visit the children in any year of the program, including post-graduation.
The cost of living in Latin America is much higher than Africa and India, so partnerships in Guatemala are $12,000 per group per year for three years. This translates into a higher costs for almost every piece of the program.
ZOE is a religiously non-restrictive program. All orphans and vulnerable children are able to qualify for the program regardless of their beliefs. ZOE does not coerce children into saying they believe in certain way to fully participate in the program. However, ZOE is a Christian organization and we do not leave our faith behind us as we help children to help themselves. The children in ZOE’s program both see and hear the Christian message of God’s great love for them. This message is always an invitation and never a requirement for being a full and respected member of the group. As in every other aspect of the program, the young people are encouraged to make decisions for themselves. This is also why the program is so effective in children learning about God’s love. Because the young people make their own decisions, they also take responsibility to speak with one another, and with other members of the community about the Gospel. Groups often incorporate prayer, worship and faith sharing in wonderful, non-exclusive ways.
So that you may journey with your group as they complete the three year ZOE empowerment program we provide a series of reports and updates. The first report is the name list and group picture of your children sent about five months after the groups begin meeting. During the remainder of the three years, ZOE will provide two reports each year – a case study report specific to each working group and an annual summary report. The case study report examines the challenges and achievements of a child or family from the group (s) partnered with you. The annual report provides detailed information about the activities of all the groups in a specific class (i.e. the groups in a country that began meeting at the same time). And finally, after your group has graduated ZOE will provide a final report of their accomplishments.
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