Sponsorship and prayer already bring hope and joy to students. When students receive gifts through the online store, it adds to their understanding that they are thought of and cared for, and provides a good reminder of God’s provision in their families’ lives!

Not sure what to order for your sponsored student?
All of the items in our online store have been selected because they are most beneficial for students and their families. Here are some important guidelines to start with:

  • Please limit your gift to five items. Rest assured, students will feel abundantly blessed by gifts! Because of cultural differences and the realities of material poverty, receiving too many gifts can create unhealthy relationships and can be burdensome to families.
  • Food is always a significant need for families in our program and is our top gift recommendation.
    • If you choose to order Food for a Month, please do not order any additional food items. Food can spoil before the family has time to eat it all! You can, however, order any combination of the other food items listed.
    • Please note that you may only order Food for a Month twice per year.

For more gift ideas click below:

Consider ordering a food item, a hygiene kit (girl’s hygiene kit for girls 11+), an outfit – primary, a backpack, or a Kinyarwanda Bible.

Please note: Food for a Month should not be ordered alongside any other food items. Food can spoil before the family has time to eat it all!


Consider ordering a food item, a hygiene kit (girl’s hygiene kit for girls 11+), an outfit – secondary, underwear, or a solar lantern.

Please note: Food for a Month should not be ordered alongside any other food items. Food can spoil before the family has time to eat it all!


Consider ordering a food item, the School Package, mattress & bedding, or a hygiene kit (girl’s hygiene kit for girls 11+).

Please note: Food for a Month should not be ordered alongside any other food items. Food can spoil before the family has time to eat it all!


Consider ordering a food item, mattress & bedding, a hygiene kit (girl’s hygiene kit for girls 11+), or an English Bible.

Please note: Food for a Month should not be ordered alongside any other food items. Food can spoil before the family has time to eat it all!


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Consider ordering any food item, father’s shirt, mother’s fabric, mattress & bedding, or laundry soap.

Please note: Food for a Month should not be ordered alongside any other food items. Food can spoil before the family has time to eat it all!


Don’t be! Remember that many items (such as mattresses or clothing) wear out eventually. Also bear in mind that the culture of giving, receiving, and sharing is different in Rwanda than in the United States, and it’s likely that gifts will be joyfully shared with relatives or neighbors.


Gifts are always welcomed for students who are not sponsored or whose sponsors cannot give. Food is a great gift for a student in need; the items recommended above are also excellent choices. Simply select an item in the online store and click the box next to “Any Student in Need” to make sure it gets to an appropriate student; our staff will do the rest!


During the Christmas season, students appreciate receiving gifts like Food for a Month, as they are home with their families for several weeks between semesters, or scholastic materials, which will help them when they are going back to school.

Please note: Food for a Month should not be ordered alongside any other food items. Food can spoil before the family has time to eat it all!

Ready to order a gift? Click below!

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“May God abundantly bless those who send gifts, because it encourages the child to work hard at school, be healthy, and feel cared for. I observed this in my daughter after receiving her sponsor’s gifts.”  – mother of Kelia, a sponsored student

Do you still have questions about ordering gifts? Call us at 1.866.979.0393 or email students@africanewlife.org