The power to choose in a child's hands

A new invitation to child sponsorship

The scale and spread of the new coronavirus is affecting us all. We hope and pray you're taking the right precautions to manage your own health at this time. In many countries where World Vision sponsored children live, the risks are even greater – health systems can be weak and many people won't have doctors and health professionals to turn to if they fall sick. Learn more about World Vision's response.

As governments across the world suspend gatherings, we're hitting pause on our Chosen activities until these events can be hosted without risk of possible infection. Protecting the children we serve is still our top priority. If you've recently signed up to be chosen — thank you! We'll be contacting you with more information in the coming days. Don't want to wait? You can choose a child and sponsor today!

Being chosen as a child sponsor: how does it all work?

First, sign up and submit your photo.

Your name and photo are sent to a sponsorship community, where staff are setting up the kids' choosing event! (Stay tuned for the details.)

Then a child will choose YOU.

Some kids have waited years to be chosen by a sponsor. Now, at the choosing event, it's their turn. Which child will choose you? You'll get a photo of your new sponsored child holding your photo, plus a letter about why you were chosen.

You'll see your gifts at work. . .

Your $39 a month is combined with other sponsors' gifts to support community projects that help your sponsored child and other kids thrive. Clean water, healthcare, nutrition, education — whatever they need. And you'll get regular updates on the changes you're making together.

. . .and celebrate the progress!

Joy travels both ways through love, prayers, and letters as you share the journey with your sponsored child. And the best part? Our approach is already built on empowering kids and communities to build lasting change.

Why me?

Reasons why a child chooses

I CHOSE YOU BECAUSE

Yinka,
you are the beautiful one

- Mary, 8, Kenya

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I CHOSE YOU BECAUSE

Dan,
you have a smile we like a lot

- Gustavo, 5, and his mom, Guatemala

I CHOSE YOU BECAUSE

Ange,
your daughter looks happy

- Edgar, 2, and his mom, Guatemala

I CHOSE YOU BECAUSE

Chrissy,
you look like my mother

- Ndinda, 7, Kenya

I CHOSE YOU BECAUSE

Christine,
I picked you for your smile

- Moreen, 12, Kenya

I CHOSE YOU BECAUSE

Norma,
you're a happy person

- Aylin, 4, Guatemala

Photos of child letters to sponsors

Explore how children and sponsors were brought together

A glimpse of joy video

A glimpse of joy

Anna and Bri

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A life-changing choice Video

A life-changing choice

Collins and Joel

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A shared ambition Video

A shared ambition

Mary and Yinka

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A desire to help Video

A desire to help

Junior and Shanda

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A reminder of Jesus Video

A reminder of Jesus

Rosemary and Regis

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