Top 5 Sponsorship FAQs

What your sponsored child gets

  • Regular monitoring of their progress and well-being by local staff
  • Protection from abuse, neglect, and exploitation
  • Activities such as children’s clubs, learning events, and community celebrations
  • Any encouraging cards, letters, photos, or packages that you send
  • Opportunity to contribute as agents of change in their communities
  • Community-wide solutions such as clean water systems, improved schools, health services, and farming co-ops

What you get when you sponsor a child

  • Welcome packet with child information
  • Your first letter from your child (within about 12 weeks)
  • Yearly child photo and updates
  • Annual progress reports from your child’s community
  • Complimentary greeting cards to send to your child
  • An online My World Vision account where you can email your child,
    send extra gifts, and see the latest photos, videos, and community updates
  • The life-changing opportunity to visit your sponsored child

What your sponsored
child gets

  • Regular monitoring of their progress and well-being by local staff
  • Protection from abuse, neglect, and exploitation
  • Activities such as children’s clubs, learning events, and community celebrations
  • Any encouraging cards, letters, photos, or packages that you send
  • Opportunity to contribute as agents of change in their communities
  • Community-wide solutions such as clean water systems, improved schools, health services, and farming co-ops

What you get when you
sponsor a child

  • Welcome packet with child information
  • Your first letter from your child (within about 12 weeks)
  • Yearly child photo and updates
  • Annual progress reports from your child’s community
  • Complimentary greeting cards to send to your child
  • An online My World Vision account where you can email your child,
    send extra gifts, and see the latest photos, videos, and community updates
  • The life-changing opportunity to visit your sponsored child

What your sponsored
child gets

  • Regular monitoring of their progress and well-being by local staff
  • Protection from abuse, neglect, and exploitation
  • Activities such as children’s clubs, learning events, and community celebrations
  • Any encouraging cards, letters, photos, or packages that you send
  • Opportunity to contribute as agents of change in their communities
  • Community-wide solutions such as clean water systems, improved schools, health services, and farming co-ops

What you get when you
sponsor a child

  • Welcome packet with child information
  • Your first letter from your child (within about 12 weeks)
  • Yearly child photo and updates
  • Annual progress reports from your child’s community
  • Complimentary greeting cards to send to your child
  • An online My World Vision account where you can email your child,
    send extra gifts, and see the latest photos, videos, and community updates
  • The life-changing opportunity to visit your sponsored child

What your sponsored
child gets

  • Regular monitoring of their progress and well-being by local staff
  • Protection from abuse, neglect, and exploitation
  • Activities such as children’s clubs, learning events, and community celebrations
  • Any encouraging cards, letters, photos, or packages that you send
  • Opportunity to contribute as agents of change in their communities
  • Community-wide solutions such as clean water systems, improved schools, health services, and farming co-ops

What you get when you
sponsor a child

  • Welcome packet with child information
  • Your first letter from your child (within about 12 weeks)
  • Yearly child photo and updates
  • Annual progress reports from your child’s community
  • Complimentary greeting cards to send to your child
  • An online My World Vision account where you can email your child,
    send extra gifts, and see the latest photos, videos, and community updates
  • The life-changing opportunity to visit your sponsored child

How does child sponsorship work?

World Vision child sponsorship programs focus on improving the physical, emotional, spiritual, and social well-being of the most vulnerable children. Our decades of experience have proven that the most effective way to help a child is to strengthen the child’s entire community, caring for every child along the way. In fact, because of these community-focused solutions, for every child you help, 4 more benefit, too!  

We partner with communities

Local staff start by partnering with children, families, and the community. Our aim is to enable children, with their families and communities, to build a better future for themselves.

1 Child + 1 Sponsor

Vulnerable children are nominated by the community for the child sponsorship program. Each child is matched with only one sponsor. This one-to-one connection is a powerful way to share God’s love.

Your donations go to work

In 2017, we used 85 percent of our total operating expenses for programs that benefit children, families, and communities. Your monthly sponsorship gift is combined with other donations to invest in long-term resources for your sponsored child, and your child’s whole community

Celebrate the progress

Your love, prayers, letters, and donations result in real, lasting change for your sponsored child, their family, and their community. Enjoy sharing the journey and seeing proof that your support is changing children’s lives and futures for good.

How does child sponsorship work?

World Vision child sponsorship programs focus on improving the physical, emotional, spiritual, and social well-being of the most vulnerable children. Our decades of experience have proven that the most effective way to help a child is to strengthen the child’s entire community, caring for every child along the way. In fact, because of these community-focused solutions, for every child you help, 4 more benefit, too!  

We partner with communities

Local staff start by partnering with children, families, and the community. Our aim is to enable children, with their families and communities, to build a better future for themselves.

1 Child + 1 Sponsor

Vulnerable children are nominated by the community for the child sponsorship program. Each child is matched with only one sponsor. This one-to-one connection is a powerful way to share God’s love.

Your donations go to work

In 2017, we used 85 percent of our total operating expenses for programs that benefit children, families, and communities. Your monthly sponsorship gift is combined with other donations to invest in long-term resources for your sponsored child, and your child’s whole community

Celebrate the progress

Your love, prayers, letters, and donations result in real, lasting change for your sponsored child, their family, and their community. Enjoy sharing the journey and seeing proof that your support is changing children’s lives and futures for good.

More child sponsorship FAQs

How do I sponsor a child?

Sponsor a child, and your monthly gift helps bring essentials like clean water, nutrition, education, basic healthcare, and hope to your sponsored child and the community. When you sponsor a child, you can build a relationship with your child through letters and photos. Sponsor a child for $39 a month and help that child, and other vulnerable children in the community, break free from poverty for good.

  1. Sponsor a child whose story, interests, and circumstances resonate with you. You can even pick a child who shares a birthday with you or a family member.
  2. When you sponsor a child for $39 a month, your sponsorship donation is pooled with other sponsors for maximum impact to fund programs that benefit your sponsored child and their community.
  3. Along the way, you can build a relationship with your sponsored child and your child’s community through letters, videos, time, prayer, updates, encouragement, and more.
  4. Sponsors who have the flexibility and resources can even arrange a visit to meet their child. It’s a life-changing experience – we’ll help you arrange the meet-up!

When you sponsor a child, you get to watch the impact of your donation on your child, their family, and their entire community, celebrating with them along the way.

How much does it cost to sponsor a child?

Child sponsorship with World Vision costs $39 per month. To make the most of your monthly sponsorship donation, we combine it with other donations to invest in lasting, long-term resources for your sponsored child and their community. In fact, because of our holistic, community-focused approach, for every child sponsored, 4 other children in the community benefit! That’s because we work to strengthen the whole community, so all children can thrive.

What is child sponsorship?

World Vision’s child sponsorship programs focus on improving the well-being of children in need, especially the most vulnerable. Child sponsorship pairs one sponsor with one child. When you sponsor a child, you help provide essentials like clean water, nutrition, education, and more as planned with the child’s community, while you connect through letters and photos. All with the goal of helping your sponsored child and other vulnerable children in their community break free from poverty for good. Our programs are Christ-centered, child-focused, and community based. Learn more about what makes World Vision child sponsorship programs unique >

Why sponsor a child?

Sponsoring a child is the most personal, effective way to fight poverty. When you sponsor a child in need, you build a special relationship that encourages your child with hope for the future. Plus, your donations join forces with other sponsors to lift your child and children in the community out of poverty for good. Everything we do has one aim – the sustained well-being of children. Your support helps pursue the physical, emotional, spiritual, and social well-being of vulnerable children.

Where can I sponsor a child?

You can sponsor a child in many areas around the world:

  • Africa
  • Asia
  • South America
  • The Middle East
  • Eastern Europe

Where are you most passionate about helping end poverty? What country is on your heart? Sponsoring a child through World Vision means supporting local staff to partner with communities to develop custom solutions for your child’s community that will last.

Why sponsor a child through World Vision?

Sponsoring a child through World Vision is unique because we look at all the things that prevent children from surviving and thriving in their community. Then we work with each sponsorship community to bring all the pieces of the puzzle together to build a better future for all children.

You can exchange letters and photos, and even visit your sponsored child, but we don’t just give sponsored children cash every month. Instead, we pool monthly sponsorship donations and leverage them for maximum impact. We call this our community development approach.

Depending on the needs of your sponsored child’s community, things like clean water systems, improved schools, health clinics, farming co-ops, pastor training, and community savings groups create a vibrant, sustainable future for every child. And since 95 percent of our staff work in their local regions, they know the culture and can help create tailored solutions for every community. Learn more about how World Vision works >

More Child Sponsorship FAQs

How do I sponsor a child?

Sponsor a child, and your monthly gift helps bring essentials like clean water, nutrition, education, basic healthcare, and hope to your sponsored child and the community. When you sponsor a child, you can build a relationship with your child through letters and photos. Sponsor a child for $39 a month and help that child, and other vulnerable children in the community, break free from poverty for good.

  1. Sponsor a child whose story, interests, and circumstances resonate with you. You can even pick a child who shares a birthday with you or a family member.
  2. When you sponsor a child for $39 a month, your sponsorship donation is pooled with other sponsors for maximum impact to fund programs that benefit your sponsored child and their community.
  3. Along the way, you can build a relationship with your sponsored child and your child’s community through letters, videos, time, prayer, updates, encouragement, and more.
  4. Sponsors who have the flexibility and resources can even arrange a visit to meet their child. It’s a life-changing experience – we’ll help you arrange the meet-up!

When you sponsor a child, you get to watch the impact of your donation on your child, their family, and their entire community, celebrating with them along the way.

How much does it cost to sponsor a child?

Child sponsorship with World Vision costs $39 per month. To make the most of your monthly sponsorship donation, we combine it with other donations to invest in lasting, long-term resources for your sponsored child and their community. In fact, because of our holistic, community-focused approach, for every child sponsored, 4 other children in the community benefit! That’s because we work to strengthen the whole community, so all children can thrive.

What Is Child Sponsorship?

World Vision’s child sponsorship programs focus on improving the well-being of children in need, especially the most vulnerable. Child sponsorship pairs one sponsor with one child. When you sponsor a child, you help provide essentials like clean water, nutrition, education, and more as planned with the child’s community, while you connect through letters and photos. All with the goal of helping your sponsored child and other vulnerable children in their community break free from poverty for good. Our programs are Christ-centered, child-focused, and community based.

Why sponsor a child?

Sponsoring a child is the most personal, effective way to fight poverty. When you sponsor a child in need, you build a special relationship that encourages your child with hope for the future. Plus, your donations join forces with other sponsors to lift your child and children in the community out of poverty for good. Everything we do has one aim – the sustained well-being of children. Your support helps pursue the physical, emotional, spiritual, and social well-being of vulnerable children.

Where can I
sponsor a child?

  • Africa
  • Asia
  • South America
  • The Middle East
  • Eastern Europe

Where are you most passionate about helping end poverty? What country is on your heart? Sponsoring a child through World Vision means supporting local staff to partner with communities to develop custom solutions for your child’s community that will last.

Why sponsor a child through World Vision?

Sponsoring a child through World Vision is unique because we look at all the things that prevent children from surviving and thriving in their community. Then we work with each sponsorship community to bring all the pieces of the puzzle together to build a better future for all children.

You can exchange letters and photos, and even visit your sponsored child, but we don’t just give sponsored children cash every month. Instead, we pool monthly sponsorship donations and leverage them for maximum impact. We call this our community development approach.

Depending on the needs of your sponsored child’s community, things like clean water systems, improved schools, health clinics, farming co-ops, pastor training, and community savings groups create a vibrant, sustainable future for every child. And since 95 percent of our staff work in their local regions, they know the culture and can help create tailored solutions for every community.