From Sponsored Child to Hero


Efren Peñaflorida, who started a “pushcart classroom” in the Philippines to bring education to poor children as an alternative to gang membership, has been named the 2009 CNN Hero of the Year.

Peñaflorida was once a sponsored child through World Vision. Someone in another country invested a bit every month to provide for his physical, educational, and spiritual needs. And now he has invested his life in helping thousands of other poor children improve their lives.

That’s why we do what we do: not to be heroes, but because they can be.

I wonder what our sponsored girl in Ethiopia will do one day?

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