“If I can make a better life for one child, I can impact the world.”
Amy L.,World Vision Child Sponsor
The best way to change the lives of children is to change the world in which they live. And the best way to change their world is to foster self-sufficiency within their communities. This is what World Vision child sponsorship does.
You'll help provide your sponsored child, their family, and community with access to life-saving basics such as nutritious food, clean water, health care, educational opportunities, and more.
You'll have the chance to build a one-to-one relationship with your sponsored child that could change both your lives through letters, photos, birthday cards, and more.
Search for a child based on gender, country, birthday, or age.
In 10 days you'll receive your Welcome Kit with a photo, sponsorship DVD and more.
Be looking in the mail for your first letter from your sponsored child.
You'll also receive an annual progress report with a new photo each year.
Millions of children around the world need help to break the never-ending cycle of poverty. Hunger weakens them. Unsafe drinking water makes them sick. Missing out on an education keeps them from reaching their potential.
As a sponsor, you will help provide a child with sustainable access to appropriate life-changing basics like nutritious food, clean water, healthcare, and education.
Child sponsorship also helps families and communities lift themselves out of poverty by providing job training, business coaching, small loans, along with training to help poverty-affected farmers learn new ways to irrigate and grow crops.
Sponsorship brings change to more than just 1 child — the benefits you help provide extend to each child's family, their community, and other children in need. That's because World Vision plans and works alongside local community members to help build healthy communities for children in impoverished places.
World Vision partners with sponsored children's communities over the long term to address critical needs and help communities become self-sustaining.
You'll be given the opportunity to personally connect with your sponsored child — building a relationship that could change both your lives. "I know my sponsor," says Solange, an 11-year-old sponsored girl from Rwanda. "She writes me letters. I love her very much. She sponsors me because she loves me . . . it's good to be sponsored."
We are committed to using all contributions to our work wisely and effectively. By leveraging or combining funds from child sponsors and other contributors, with government grants and goods donated by corporations, we ensure that all gifts entrusted to us have maximum impact.
In 2010, 85 percent of World Vision's total operating expenses were used for programs that benefit children, families, and communities in need.
Every child sponsor receives:
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.
World Vision provides hope and assistance to approximately 100 million people in nearly 100 countries. In communities around the world, we join with local people to find lasting ways to improve the lives of poor children and families.