CCF is a great organization, however, we are fortunate enough to have the money wired directly to the family via Western Union.
Phiona lives in Kampala, Uganda and is doing very well. She doesn't actually do very well in school but she likes being there and is learning. Too many kids in Africa don't know how to read and write... school is a luxury.
For anyone who would like to help out an unfortunate child, but can't commit to long term donations, I recommend Operation Christmas Child. Just fill a shoebox with stuff that would be needed for a child of an age group and gender of your choice. Toys, toothpaste, pencils and paper, etc.. Just slip 5 bucks in the top of the box for shipping.
Anything else you need to know is here... http://www.samaritanspurse.org/intl....country=Canada