Two ways to sponsor a child

When you sponsor a child for $39 a month, you’ll show God’s love by helping establish sustainable access to basics like clean water, improved nutrition, quality education, healthcare, economic opportunity, spiritual nurture, and more.
The power to choose in a child’s hands®

Mayilche from Ghana

Mayilche from Ghana mirrors the enthusiasm of the sponsor she chose, a teen girl named Mila from Indiana. In Mayilche’s first letter to Mila, she writes, “God bless you for making me happy.”

Greisy from Guatemala

Greisy, 3, lives in a remote area of Guatemala where poverty takes away most choices. But getting to choose her own sponsor? Her smile says it all.

You’ll be stepping into a life-changing connection that empowers the child and their community for a future filled with opportunity. That’s because your monthly sponsorship will help ensure access to essentials that can open doors for kids to experience life in all its fullness.

BE CHOSEN

Fahin from Bangladesh

Fahin, 4, lives in Bangladesh and chose the Pontius family from Minnesota as his new sponsors. He chose them because, “I feel like I already know him!”

What our sponsors say

Photo of female sponsor with red sweater, and glasses, holding up a picture of her sponsored child on her phone.

“Child sponsorship is amazing. It has changed my life in so many ways. If you’re thinking about child sponsorship, do it! It’s the best thing that can ever happen to you mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.”

Renee, sponsor of Maureen from Kenya
Photo of a young man on a college campus, holding an envelope that says ``Chosen`` and a photo of his new sponsored child holding his photo.

“This opportunity brings us together in such a close way that I think a lot of people don’t ever get that opportunity to have a connection like that.“

Joshua, chosen by Ambrose in Uganda
Photo of a young family; father, mother and baby daughter holding out a photo of their new sponsored child.

“I’m so wrecked! Kay has a big sister! Her name is Rhema, loves rice + beans and her favorite color is yellow. So emotionally happy and overjoyed! Being chosen is so much more effective than I thought. Thank you for this beautiful experience!“

The Almendarez family, chosen by Rhema

Hi, we’re World Vision.

We’re a Christian humanitarian organization helping children, families, and their communities overcome poverty and injustice.

High impact

We keep costs down. In 2021, 90% of World Vision’s total operating expenses were used for programs that benefit children, families, and communities in need.

Child focused and community based

We tackle poverty at its roots. Our integrated approach includes water, healthcare, education, child protection, and income generation, so every child can grow into who God created them to be.

Loving

We serve alongside the poor and oppressed as a demonstration of God’s unconditional love for all people. World Vision serves every child we can, of any faith or none.

Courageous

World Vision has over 70 years of experience working with communities, donors, partners, and governments to create opportunities for better futures for vulnerable children … even in the toughest places.

Prayers

5 ways to pray for lasting change

In so many areas of life — personal, social, political — transformation can be a long and sometimes arduous journey, punctuated by unexpected setbacks. But our faith tells us that God works through even the messiest of processes to make all things new — including our very selves. Whether you’re longing for change in your own life, in the life of a loved one, or in the world more broadly, prayer is one way in which you can be part of the transformative work God is doing. Here are a few ideas to get you started — and keep you going — as you pray for lasting change.

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