What is World Vision doing?
For the first time World Vision is flipping the script on child sponsorship and placing the power to choose in the hands of a child.
Children living in extreme poverty are often denied the right to make choices, but what if one choice could change a child’s life – and yours? Chosen child sponsorship is that choice.
Child sponsorship transforms lives by addressing the needs of a child and their community, breaking the cycle of poverty and creating long-term change. World Vision partners with local families, community groups and governments to develop
programs that enable vulnerable children to access clean water and sanitation, improved health and education services, and economic empowerment for families. Chosen is the first of many choices that the world’s most
vulnerable children will have through child sponsorship.
Education supports the growth of civil society, democracy and political stability, allowing people to learn about their rights and acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to exercise them.
Once educated, opening up economic opportunities for people living in poverty is a fundamental step in helping them transform their lives. By identifying the ways incomes can be improved, communities can begin the process of wealth creation – an
integral part of reducing poverty.
Higher incomes give children better opportunities to access education and healthcare, ensuring the cycle of poverty is broken.
World Vision works with communities by providing small loans to create and expand businesses, and help improve access to local and international markets. We also establish community savings groups and provide education and training to foster entrepreneurship.
World Vision also supports proven, cost-effective solutions that improve children’s health: immunisation, insecticide-treated mosquito nets, exclusive breastfeeding, oral rehydration to prevent death from diarrhoea, more skilled birth attendants,
nutrition programs, and access to programs to learn improved hygiene practices.