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Sponsor stories

Read about the impact sponsoring a child can have on you and your family


“Being a Mum, you feel like you want to help someone else’s child. It’s so nice to read about his family, school life and seeing the improvement in his writing is lovely.”


Sponsoring Racheal was life changing for Shemi’s whole family. Her son’s watched Racheal grow up letter by letter, rushing to open the envelopes, each time amazed at the transformation. Shemi says “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!”

Do something incredible like Shemi today

Because of our community-focused solutions, for every child you help, 4 more children benefit, too. 

Amanda Redman

Celebrity Ambassador Amanda Redman has loved the experience of sponsoring a child alongside her daughter.

Amanda's daughter Emily was the same age as Diaw, when they first began sponsoring her. They grew up alongside each other, in different continents, and formed a wonderful friendship.

"Diaw would write letters, to Emily particularly, and tell her about what was going on in her daily life... so I think that has opened her eyes in a way that has formed her to the young woman that she is now."


  • You can easily sign up to sponsor a child on the Sponsor a Child page 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. 

  • 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. 

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