How to Help

Thank you for your interest in MPowering People and our projects. We offer two ways to help:

Padrino (“Godfather”) Program
Through our Padrino program, you can make a difference in the life of one of the children in our projects. It works like this: sponsors, or padrinos, make a monthly donation of 15 euros to support one child. This money ensures your sponsored child has the opportunity to go to school, by paying for all school fees and materials. We also work with padrinos to share letters back and forth with their sponsored children, so they can encourage them as they grow.

One-time Donation
We always need and accept one-time donations. We use these donations to address immediate needs, such as emergency medical expenses for children in our programs. They also may be earmarked for a specific purpose, such as school materials or teachers’ salaries. Please e-mail us to discuss your preference, or indicate it in the “Comments” section of PayPal.

We are committed to financial responsibility and transparency. Please e-mail Philip Vertriest at with questions about our not-for-profit status, how we allocate funds, and which projects specific donations supported.