Change their life. And their whole community from £26 per month.
Boy 6 years old
Through Child Sponsorship, you'll be paired with a child in need.
When you choose to sponsor a child, you can change the lives of children living in the world’s toughest places. Children at risk of forced child marriage. Children going hungry or without access to clean water. Children missing an education.
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What will my child sponsorship achieve?
From just £26 per month, you’ll help provide education, food, protection, healthcare, income and empowerment.
Scroll through to read all the ways in which your sponsorship will help the world’s most vulnerable children.
Your sponsorship can help teach children in communities across the world. You can make sure not just one child, but future generations no longer live in poverty. Your sponsorship can help to fund community development projects and clubs so children have endless opportunities to learn.
You can help make sure families have the means to provide for their children - with your money we'll teach communities about growing stronger and effective farming techniques. We share knowledge of nutrition, helping families feed their children nutritious food and saving millions of lives around the world.
You can make sure some of the most vulnerable children in the world escape abuse or exploitation, including child marriage. Together, we can give these children a safe and secure life and hope for the future.
Help fund World Vision's healthcare assistants in some of the toughest parts of the world and make sure children living in poverty are vaccinated. We'll also use sponsorship money to empower families living in vulnerable conditions to protect their children from coronavirus.
You can stop children dying from drinking dirty water. Child Sponsorship helps us build boreholes and clean water taps – so no mother has to choose between giving her child dirty water, or none at all. Clean water saves lives, keeps children healthy, and allows them to go to school.
You can help World Vision teach new skills, and support mothers to start their own businesses. We're helping families gain a stable income so they can afford the essentials, like healthcare, nutrition, and education.
Our community development approach is about making sure communities and children can lead fulfilling lives, without our help. So when a community has everything that it needs, we move on. Sponsoring a child creates the teachers, nurses and community leaders of the future.
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How Child Sponsorship works
What will I get when I sponsor a child?
You'll get to know your sponsored child through letters, photos and regular updates. You can watch as you transform the life of a child, bringing food, shelter and safety to them and their local community. You can watch as they achieve their dreams.
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You'll get access to an online account where you'll find updates, news and videos from your sponsored child and their community. You can build a relationship with your sponsored child, exchange letters, send photos or find out what the weather is like where they live!
Within the first week of signing up, we’ll email you a video of your sponsored child’s community giving you an insight into their daily life. You'll see what life is like for them and their family.
Within two weeks
You’ll receive a welcome pack with more information, a photo of your sponsored child, and a postcard - so you can easily write to them if you want to.
In 12 weeks
You'll have received your very first letter from your sponsored child. If you want to, you can write to them anytime by post or online. We'll translate and hand-deliver messages and you'll always get a reply.
On their birthday
We’ll send you a card that you can add a message to for your sponsored child. Don’t be surprised if these arrive a couple of months before the big day - it’s just to make sure they get there in time.
Once a year
We’ll send you a progress update including: a new photo so you can see how they’ve grown, an update on how their life is changing, details on how your monthly donations have been used and a note or drawing from your sponsored child.
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Because of our community-focused solutions, for every individual child you help,4 more children benefit, too.
What child sponsors say
When Shemi had her first son, Adam, it made her want to do something for other children without the same opportunities as him. Her sonswatched Rachael grow up letter by letter, rushing to open the envelopes, each time amazed at the transformation.
I would say to someone who is thinking about sponsoring a child - go ahead and do it, it is the most life-changing thing ever!
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There are children all over the world that need your help. Our child sponsorship programmes help not only the most vulnerable children, but their family and community too.
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Why sponsor a child with World Vision?
We’ve spent 70 years helping to improve the lives of children around the world, and over that time, we’ve established a highly effective, community-led strategy for lasting change. Inspired by our Christian faith, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children in the world’s most challenging environments fulfil their potential.
70 years of experience
Experts in transforming communities and children's lives.
Almost 100 countries
Trusted worldwide to provide water, education, food and emergency response.
200 million children
We've helped more than 200 million children to achieve their dreams.
Stories from sponsored children
These people, across the world, have had their lives transformed by their sponsor.
Now, alongside World Vision's work, they are helping to transform their local communities.
27-year-old former sponsored child, Lenny, is helping families fight the coronavirus pandemic.
She is a frontline health worker working for the government to test, protect and treat people in need."I am worried especially as I have an infant waiting for me at home, but I have to be where I am most needed."
Child Sponsorship doesn't help just one child, but future generations too.
Marline, 27, lost both her parents during a mass slaughter of nearly two million people in Rwanda.
Losing her parents haunted her. “When they died, I suffered and I was in a challenging situation,” Marline says.
But when she was nine years old, Marline was supported through World Vision's Sponsor a Child scheme. Thanks to this support, she completed her education and became a teacher.
Nasima watched her Dad marry off her sister. “She was only 14,” Nasima says. Nasima escaped the same fate, after being sponsored.
Nasima’s father is sick and unable to work. Her mother is illiterate. They needed support.
“My mother was given a cow,” Nasima says.It enabled the family to earn more and they've been able to buy more land and expand their business. Nasima is in training for a government job.
“My sponsor always responded to my letters, wrote great encouraging words, she asked me about my dream. I told her that I wanted to be a medical doctor,” Kong said.
Kong finished his nursing degree and now works in the community helping local people.
“World Vision’s staff came to me with school materials such as school bag and books,” says Kong. “It encouraged me to study harder and harder.”
Irish was sponsored when she was five and thanks to the support of her sponsor, World Vision and her family she became a teacher.
“I see myself in them when I was their age. My hope is for them to reach their dreams like I did mine.”
Today, Irish is supporting her youngest brother’s education and providing for her family, alongside the students she helps to succeed every day.
"When I first wanted to start my training as a nurse, we lacked the funds to pay for the fees," says Amandeep.
"My father did his best to help me finish my schooling, but this was too much for him."
"It was only after World Vision India intervened and paid my fees that I was able to secure my admission for the course. I will always be grateful for that."
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Frequently Asked Questions
You can easily sign up to sponsor a child by choosing a child above or by calling our Supporter Care Team on 01908 84 10 10.
World Vision has had a Child Sponsorship programme for more than 70 years, we pair donors with a vulnerable child who needs protection and empowerment.
Child Sponsorship brings much-needed change to more than just the sponsored children — the benefits you help provide extend to each child's family, their community and other children in need.
This is because World Vision partners, plans and works alongside local community members to help build healthy, sustainable communities for vulnerable children in the world’s hardest places. Learn more about how Child Sponsorship works.
All of World Vision's work begins with listening to communities in need. Community leaders work with us to identify the most vulnerable children and families who will benefit from Child Sponsorship.
We work with national governments and other international agencies to identify the regions and communities that are most in need and where the most vulnerable children live. We then meet with community leaders and the wider community to gain a greater understanding of the challenges and the opportunities that exist for them and we develop a long-term plan together, to break the cycle of poverty. Find out more about how Child Sponsorship works.
Contact us to learn more about Child Sponsorship
Whether you have further questions about child sponsorship or want our help finding a child to sponsor, we’re always on hand to help. To contact us, you can call our Supporter Care Team on 01908 84 10 10 or if you’d prefer, email us at email@example.com.
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