CORONAVIRUS AND YOUR SPONSORED CHILD
International Children's Network has received many questions regarding the affect of the Coronavirus on the sponsored children in our program. We wanted to take a minute to answer the most frequently asked questions we've received to make sure all of our sponsors are as informed as possible during this time.
Q: During these times of the crazy Coronavirus, will our monthly sponsorship payments still get to the kids? With so many travel restrictions in place, I wasn't sure if it would affect the money getting to the kids for school.

A: Yes, all sponsorship support has actually already been sent for the entire coming semester of every sponsored child in our program around the world. So the outbreak has not had any affect on the payments of school fees.

So far school has not been interrupted in most countries. However, more and more are suspending for a week or two at the very most. All semesters that are suspended have been prepaid, so all sponsored children will be able to attend without interruption once school resumes.
Q: What is the impact of the Coronavirus on the food supply in the countries where ICN's sponsored children live?

A: The food supplies are unaffected. However, the challenge is that the families in the poorest areas of Peru and the Philippines cannot leave their house to visit the markets or to work . Without work, their day-to-day money is dried up, and the families have no way to buy food.
ICN has always made it a point to never use a major catastrophe as an opportunity for fundraising. We will continue to practice this policy on behalf of our valued sponsors. However, since we have been asked about the food situation, we wanted to make an opportunity to help available for anyone that is interested.

Just $15 will provide a month's worth of food supplies to a family of 6. If you would like to donate to help sustain a family in need, you may DONATE ONLINE , call 253-632-8181 to donate with a credit card, or send a check to: ICN-Food Donation
PO Box 7695
Covington, WA 98042

Thank you very much for your continued love and support for the orphaned and at-risk children around the world! If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at any time.

Sincerely,

Don Windham
ICN/Matsiko President
International Children's Network | PO Box 7695, Covington, WA 98042 | sponsorship@icnchildren.net | 253-632-8181 | www.matsikochoir.com