Before a sponsorship project begins, World Vision workers meet with local community leaders to assess the needs in the community and determine appropriate and effective responses.
By joining in partnership with people in local communities, World Vision empowers families to help bring about change themselves. A majority of World Vision field staff are local individuals who are best able to evaluate the needs of their community.
A plan of operation with a proposed timeline, budget, specific goals and objectives is created and includes the number of children and families to be assisted through the various components of the project. Evaluation of the proposed project is completed by the regional office and then submitted to the United States office for approval. Soon after the plan is approved, children become available for sponsorship.