*2017 figures are not yet available – these numbers are based on 2016 number.
Each month, 80% of the support money is sent to their National Coordinator to directly help the child. 5% goes into a scholarship fund to help unsponsored children in secondary/high school. 15% is used to administer the sponsorship ministry. All accounts, both on the field and in the home office, are audited regularly.
Each country has an ICCM National Coordinator who carefully administers donated funds. In some countries, the National Coordinator is a missionary. In other places, National Coordinators are locally-chosen leaders who work with mission treasurers to coordinate our sponsorship program.
The cost is $30 a month. Or, think of it as a dollar a day. This amount is kept low because of the participation and partnership of Free Methodist churches in the villages and cities where ICCM children are served.
Good: Monthly or quarterly checks
Better: Automatic credit card pays
Even better: Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
Best: Annual check for full $360 sponsorship
Your sponsorship provides for school fees, books, supplies, and food. This assistance helps prevent malnutrition, gives the child self-respect, hope for the future, a feeling of well-being and the knowledge that someone beyond his or her local situation loves and cares.
No. Each child is assigned to only one individual, family or group at a time. They are flesh-and-blood children with a name. They are known by our Free Methodist Church people.