Your money 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. You can help to fund community projects and clubs so children have endless opportunities to learn.
Sponsor a child
Transform a child's life and their whole community
Transform a child's life
When you become a Child Sponsor, both you and the child experience a life-changing and truly inspirational connection with each other.
Enjoy the incredible journey of your child's progress through personal letters, updates, and photographs, and watch as they are empowered to achieve their dreams.
Where your money goes when you sponsor a child
There is nothing else quite like sponsoring a child. Your generosity can make a measurable difference, a difference you can see and experience.
You can protect and empower children living in the world's toughest places.
Children at risk of child marriage.
Children without an education.
Children without parents.
You can help impoverished families, children, and entire communities find hope in their future.
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 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 donations to empower vulnerable families to protect their children from coronavirus.
You can stop children dying from drinking dirty water. 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 work 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.
What you get when you sponsor a child
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.
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 donations have been used and a note or drawing from your sponsored child.
Because of our community-focused solutions, for every 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.
Shemi's sons watched Rachael grow up letter by letter, rushing to open the envelopes, each time amazed at the transformation.
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Why World Vision
Experts in transforming communities and children's lives.
Trusted worldwide to provide water, education, food and emergency response.
We've helped more than 200 million children to achieve their dreams.
With the help of child sponsorship, Nancy became one of the first girls in her community in Kenya to graduate high school and was inspired to become an emergency aid worker. Her sponsor, Georgie, is amazed at the impact that her child sponsorship has had on Nancy.
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 01 498 0800
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 one child — the benefits you help provide extends 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.