Sponsor a child with World Vision

Sponsoring a child is a personal way to show God’s love to a child in need.

For $39 a month, you'll help that child and their community to stand tall, free from poverty.

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Your monthly gift of $39 provides your child and their community with life-changing opportunities like these:

How child sponsorship works

1. Choose a child to sponsor

You can look forward to getting the first letter from your child within 6-12 weeks. It’s the start of an uplifting relationship, and a more abundant life for you both.

Learn more about how to sponsor a child

How it works to sponsor a child. Step 1, Choose a child to sponsor, like this little boy in India. Bedal age 9, proudly holds a drawing.

Sponsored child Bedal is a 9-year-old boy with special needs who lives in Delhi, India and 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!

Why sponsor a child? Learn more

Sponsor a child and help lift their entire community out of poverty. Child sponsorship community birthday party.

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 local staff partners with the community to create a sustainable plan to keep the community out of poverty, even once we’ve moved on to help other communities.

Learn more about where we have local staff and where you can sponsor a child

We leverage your monthly gift when you sponsor a child to bring the greatest benefit to your child and the children in their community. Sponsoring a child helps communities become sustainable and self-sufficient, like this farmer in Senegal.

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 your child a letter through email.

Log in to My World Vision for updates from your sponsored child. iPad with photos and latest news for a child sponsor.

What you get when you sponsor a child

  • Welcome packet with child information
  • Yearly child photos
  • Regularly mailed updates and letters
  • The My World Vision digital experience gives you the ability to email and track the progress of your child and their community
Photo of the letters, photos, welcome packet, photo bookmark, and smartphone with sponsored child’s information you get when you sponsor a child in need through World Vision.

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Have questions about sponsoring a child?

These are just a few of our most frequently asked questions, but you can find our full FAQs and top 5 myths on our About Child Sponsorship page.