“Running Comrades has been a lifelong dream. Helping children has been a lifelong passion. Pairing the two makes my heart come alive. Nothing could be sweeter.”

– Josh Cox

About child sponsorship

More than 1 billion people around the world live on less than a dollar a day. These children and families are all too familiar with poverty. It has robbed them of hope and threatens to steal their future.

By helping a child living in extreme poverty, we can enable them to experience the fullness of life God offers.

What is child sponsorship?

Wonderful things happen when you make the choice to sponsor a child. For only about $1 a day, you’ll show your child God’s unconditional love by providing them with access to critical resources such as:

  • clean water
  • nutritious food
  • healthcare
  • education
  • economic opportunity
  • caring staff who show God’s unconditional love

Will I get to know my sponsored child?

Yes! You’ll have a chance to build a relationship with your sponsored child that will transform both of your lives. “I know my sponsor,” says Solange, an 11-year-old sponsored girl from Africa. “She writes me letters. I love her very much.”

How does sponsorship work?

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 find solutions that will change the future for their children — and their children’s children.

Why World Vision?

Our child sponsorship program creates lasting change for children and their communities. We partner with impoverished communities to develop sustainable solutions that address a broad range of needs. Our compassionate staff show God’s love to all people as they help children in nearly 100 countries all over the world.