Hola, me llamo Shalem. I call Colombia home, and I live with my mother and brother in a simple brick dwelling. My mother takes care of me as my father will be in prison for most of my young life. Given our difficult circumstances, my mother struggles to care for me. My family and I attend church regularly. As Shalem’s sponsor, you help provide nutritious food, healthcare, and opportunities to experience God’s love. Because you care, she will be able to stay in school and learn skills for a brighter future. Poverty is one of many serious problems in Colombia; nearly 400,000 children are not enrolled in basic education.