Sponsoring a child means a fuller life for kids in need
A monthly gift of $39 provides your child and their community with life-changing opportunities like these:
4-year-old Paul, who lives in Uganda, beat malaria thanks to a Rapid Diagnosis Test kit. He lived to meet his new baby brother, Lucky.
7-year-old Marlene was able to continue school in the Congo even after becoming an orphan. She's learning to read!
Sonali from Bangladesh spends each day in a World Vision child-friendly space, where she is cared for, educated and protected while her mother works in a nearby brothel.
How child sponsorship works
1. You find a child you want to help
Look forward to the first letter from your child within 6-12 weeks. It’s the start of a one-on-one relationship, and a fuller life for both of you.
Sponsored child Bedal, a 9-year-old special needs boy living in Delhi, India who loves to draw.
2. Your gift helps your sponsored child and their entire community
Your donation combines with gifts from all other sponsors who support kids in the same area. Translation? Long-term resources for everyone. Nice!
Nearly 200 sponsored children in Mexico celebrate their birthday for the first time at a community birthday celebration.
3. Local staff makes your donations go the extra mile
Children don’t get direct cash benefits. Better yet, our staff creates a sustainable plan for funds that keeps communities out of poverty, even once we’ve moved on to help friends living in another area.
Asmiru has worked for World Vision Senegal for 6 years, and is a trusted advisor, advocate and friend to the Paroumba community.
4. Stay connected for the important moments
The My World Vision digital experience let’s you get regular updates, track community progress, and view photos and videos of your child. You can even send them a letter through email.
What you get
Welcome packet with child information
Yearly child photos
Regular mailed updates and letters
My World Vision digital experience: gives you the ability to email and track progress of your child and their community
Learn more about how sponsorship works with our F.A.Q.s.
Sponsor a Child – FAQs
These are just a few of our most commonly asked questions about sponsoring a child, but you can find our full FAQs and top 5 myths on our About Child Sponsorship page.
How do I sponsor a child in another country?
We have child sponsorship programs in countries all over the world! Whether you’re looking to sponsor a child in India, or a country in Africa, or any of the other countries where have sponsorship programs, just choose a country from the dropdown menu along the top of the page. You can also filter based on age, gender, and birth date.
What is the best child sponsor organization?
Child sponsorship organizations have many similarities and differences. World Vision will be a good fit for you if you’re looking for a Christian child sponsorship organization with a community-based, sustainable approach. Learn more about how we work.
How long is my child sponsorship commitment?
When you sponsor a child, you get to create a long-term friendship with a child in need. While you can cancel at any time, you may continue sponsoring your child for as long as your child remains in the child sponsorship program. Many sponsors enjoy exchanging letters and photos over several years.
How does sponsoring a child help?
World Vision child sponsorship programs help address the root causes of poverty and injustice in your child’s community so your child, and all children in the community can have a full life. We come along side your sponsored child’s family and community with the tools they need to thrive and become self-sufficient.
Will the child I sponsor be a Christian?
Maybe. We work in many countries where Christianity is the majority faith. World Vision is also honored to be invited to work in many countries where Christianity is a minority faith, or barely present. We take great care to show God’s love in culturally appropriate ways, and serve every child we can of any faith or none. Learn more on our About Child Sponsorship page.