I have just started sponsoring a child who live in the district of Phonethong (丰桐), at the northern part of Laos (寮国).
This is done by joining the World Vision Malaysia Child Sponsorship Programme by contributing RM50 per month per child.
Child sponsorship is about bringing hope and making a world of difference for a struggling child, his/her family and their community. It will help remove the obstacles of poverty and diseases placed in the child's path and help him/her discover love and the unique potential he/she possesses.
Currently, there are about one thousand children in Phonethong who are still waiting for a sponsor to provide them access to education, health care and food security.
While we are fortunate enough to be born and live in a place that have food to eat, clean water to drink, basic facilities such as electricity, transport, telephony and even Internet, we have to also realize that there are people living in other parts of the world who suffer from starvation, poverty, bad living condition, etc.
You can also sponsor a child (or more children) in those less fortunate places through World Vision, with a minimal portion of your monthly income.
This is a good deed of charity, that will plant good seeds in your karma.
Note that contribution to World Vision is not Malaysian income tax deductible, but this shouldn't be the reason to deter you, right?