When you sponsor a child, you can help to change their world. World Vision’s Child Sponsorship Program helps children living in disadvantaged regions to escape poverty.
Experience has taught us that the best way to change a child’s life is to transform the world in which they live – their family, their community and the local area.
As a child sponsor, you partner with us as we work with local families, community groups and governments in breaking the cycle of poverty and creating long-term change. Using your donations, we identify the causes of the child’s poverty and vulnerability, and create development projects designed to address them.
Our goal is that all children in the community will benefit from our work, which can include improved healthcare, education, water, sanitation and food. There are so many wonderful stories of sponsored children who’ve grown up healthy and happy – thanks to generous people like you.
Depending on child and community needs, sponsorship projects may focus on:
Clean water and sanitation
Access to clean water, toilets and hygiene education give your sponsored child better health and more time and energy to learn.
Health and nutrition
Quality local health services and health and nutrition education for families give your sponsored child the chance to grow up strong and protected from preventable illness.
Food and agriculture
Skills for families to grow more crops and better protect the environment give your sponsored child the food they need to lead a healthy, active life.
Education and child rights
Quality education and protecting child rights give your sponsored child knowledge and skills and the freedom to have a brighter future.
By supporting communities and families to improve their incomes you can help your sponsored child reach their full potential as they gain access to life's essentials.