Chapman said it cost about $8000 a child each year to provide the support.That is a staggering sum which poses the question, how much does it take to operate KidsCan?
The report then goes on to say that 260,000 children are living in poverty; 180,000 children are living without the basic needs of food, clothing and warmth.
To attend to all the need, KidsCan would require over $2 billion.
No wonder they had to get into the business of child sponsorship. Unfortunately they have over-promised and under-delivered. Which says something about what potential donors think about the cause.
I'll stick with funding the most-basic education of a Nigerian child whose family is being provided with a hygienic toilet to prevent sickness and death.