Millions of children are living in poverty.
Hunger weakens them. Unsafe drinking water makes them sick. Missing out on an education keeps them from reaching their potential. Nearly 9 million kids will die before their fifth birthday this year — most from preventable causes like disease and hunger.

Sponsorship gives hope for the future.
You can help a child not only reach his or her next birthday, but look forward to it with hope. Choose a child born on the same day as yourself — your child, your spouse, or a loved one. You'll share a special connection as you bring lasting joy to one child's life.

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For about $1 a day, you'll provide children in need with access to life-saving basics like:

  • Clean water
  • Nutritious food
  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • And more!
  • 1Choose a girl or boy to sponsor. Within 10 days you'll receive a photo and information in your Welcome Kit, along with ways to connect with your new sponsored child.
  • 2In 6 to 12 weeks be looking in the mail for your first letter from your sponsored child.
  • 3Sponsorship fosters sustainability. World Vision plans and works alongside community members to help build healthy communities for children.
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.
"I wish I can meet my sponsor someday and thank her for all the help she gives [me] so I can go to school . . . I want to teach kids when I grow up."

- Ronalyn Mayormita, 8
"Denalyn and I sponsor . . . 6-year-old . . . Mimi. World Vision ensures that Mimi has access to education, basic health needs, food, and water."

- Max Lucado, pictured with his wife, Denalyn, and their sponsored child, Mimi
"It's almost impossible to comprehend the suffering . . . children experience around the world. Like so many people, I want to help. I want them to feel like kids again - with a sense of safety and hope for the future. World Vision is addressing those needs."

- Patricia Heaton
"People who are going to sponsor a child get so excited. It changes everyone's life, not just the child who is being sponsored."

- Vicki Casper, mother of three
San Diego, CA
"Thank you, World Vision . . . My family and I have been sponsors for many, many years. We have seen the way it not only changes a child's life, but entire communities as well. So I hope you'll join me today."

- Alex Trebek host of Jeopardy!
  • How does sponsorship help children?
  • Will I get to know my sponsored child?
  • What do I receive when I sponsor a child?
  • How does child sponsorship work?
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.
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.
Every child sponsor receives:
  • A welcome kit with a photo and information about your sponsored child
  • The opportunity to write and receive letters, send small package and even email your child
  • Annual progress reports with updated photos of your child
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.