Sponsoring a child is a personal, effective way to fight poverty and transform the life of a child in one of the world's most dangerous places.
Ten reasons to sponsor a child with World Vision today:
1. Sponsoring a child is an effective way to fight poverty
When you sponsor a child, you may only be linked to one child, but you help many. We pool donations with that of other sponsors for maximum impact, meaning that for every one child you help, four more benefit.
Going after the symptoms of poverty is temporary, so we tackle its causes - by providing help for families with their farms or business, or helping them stay safe in the face of natural disasters or conflict.
We provide clean water, nutritious food, healthcare, education and help families be self-sufficient, so they no longer need our help in the future.
2. Sponsoring a child provides long term support for a community
At World Vision, we work within a community for at least ten years and we let the community lead the way. We know that when community members lead change, the change lasts, so we start by asking the community what they need and how we can help.
We help communities set up things like savings groups, mothers’ groups or children’s clubs – so that when Child Sponsorship ends or World Vision leaves, the positive changes will continue long into the future.
3. Sponsorship results from World Vision speak for themselves
As a sponsored child in Cambodia, Sreyrath (below) got an education, despite difficult circumstances. Now an adult, she appreciates the chance she was given and understands how important it is for all children to be educated. So she teaches in the village school, helping the next generation to fulfil their potential.
She says, “Now I can do my job and create a good experience for children. I want them to be better educated so they can choose whether or not they will be farmers like their parents.”