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Christmas of Firsts

Could you change the life of a child this Christmas?

This Christmas, you can empower a child and their community to break free from poverty, for good.

As another year of uncertainty comes to a close, children in the most vulnerable places face more risk now more than ever.

This Christmas, you could give a child and their community the gift of hope for a brighter future.

Imagine if this Christmas, you could help a girl get water without fearing for her safety for the first time or empower a family eat until they are full.

The global crises of the past year have left even more children and their families in extreme need.

Imagine if you could help a child end 2022 with hope for the first time.

How Child Sponsorship Works

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. 

Your donation could make a lasting difference.

For every child you help this Christmas, 4 more children benefit too.

Together, we can make a 'first' possible for you and a vulnerable child: The first time a family gets clean water. The first time a hungry child receives a full meal.

Sponsoring a child this Christmas could be the start of a new year of firsts – for both sponsors and vulnerable children.

Children need your help in some of the world’s toughest places. What if 2022 ended with a child feeling safe, maybe for the first time?

Make this a Christmas of Firsts.

Where your money goes when you sponsor a child:

What you get when you sponsor a child

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

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!

When you sponsor a child

For just €25 a month

  1. Be uniquely paired

    Each sponsor is uniquely paired with a child living in one of the world's toughest places.

  2. Empower a community

    When you sponsor a child, you support their whole community to lift themselves out of poverty.

  3. See the difference

    You’ll see first-hand the difference you make through the eyes of your sponsored child.

Why World Vision

Success story

Moses is 19 and about to become the first person not only in his family, but in his whole village, to go to university. It’s all thanks to hard work, his sponsor, and a cow.

“There haven’t been any children from my village so far who have made it to college, so just making it there will help motivate my siblings and other kids in my community to think that they can do it too.” – Moses

Our child sponsorship programme is transforming the lives of children, families and communities. 

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. 

More about Child Sponsorship

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