Since its inception the OAS has enriched the lives of over 1800 orphans and their U.S. sponsors. Each sponsor commits to minimum monthly payments of $20 per orphan. Many sponsors choose to supplement this stipend with occasional gifts for birthdays, Christmas or other occasions.
Funds are distributed twice a year – once in late summer, before school starts and once again in December before the end of the year. Funds are delivered in US dollars (not local currency) to ensure the orphan receives the full amount of the sponsor’s donation. The fund distribution period provides the field coordinators their opportunity to visit the orphan and inspect the circumstances of their guardian’s care. These on site visits serve to ensure the orphans are being provided the constructive environment for growth that is the objective of our program.