Your sponsorship may last several years, depending on the needs of your sponsored child. The goal of World Vision sponsorship is to help your sponsored child and his or her community break the cycle of poverty so they can step into the future with hope. When these goals are met, World Vision can move on to other communities to serve other children in need of help.
On that joyful day when your sponsored child no longer needs direct help, you’ll be given the opportunity to sponsor a different child.
On occasion, circumstances may arise that make a sponsored child no longer available for sponsorship. Sometimes a child's family will move away from the area where World Vision is working. Or he or she may finish school and begin to earn an income — the start of a new and independent life.
At that time, you will be informed and given the option to select a new child to sponsors.
Each child's situation is unique. No matter how long your sponsorship lasts, your gift of love is sure to change your sponsored child's life forever.