Sponsor a child
When you sponsor a child for $39 a month, you’ll help empower that child and their community to overcome poverty for good. You’ll show God’s love and meet practical needs by equipping them with essentials like clean water, education, healthcare, and more.
Two ways to sponsor a child
Have a child choose you
Sign up and submit your photo, and a child will choose you to be their sponsor.
Learn how it works.
How child sponsorship works
Motivated by our faith in Jesus, we work in some of the most difficult places on earth to empower children, families, and their communities out of poverty. Because of our community-focused solutions, for every child you help, four more children benefit, too!
Partner with communities
Our in-country staff connect with local leaders and parents to determine their unique needs, then partner with them on lasting solutions. Our aim is to equip people with the tools and knowledge they need to build better futures 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 gifts go to work
Your monthly sponsorship gift is combined with other donations to invest in locally tailored solutions — ensuring long-term access to essentials for your sponsored child, their community, and other kids in need.
Celebrate the progress
Your love, prayers, letters, and donations result in real, lasting change for your sponsored child, their family, and their community
Everyone needs a believer®
Sponsorship tells a child that you believe in them and their God-given potential, all while establishing lasting access to basics like clean water, nutrition, education, and more.
Does my $39 a month go directly to the child’s family?
As a child sponsor, you’re connected with one specific child. But sponsored children do not receive direct cash benefits. Your monthly donation is pooled for maximum effectiveness — meaning sponsored children do not receive funds directly. You join forces with other sponsors to fund long-term community development programs that benefit your sponsored child and their community, as well as other children in need.
How long is my sponsorship commitment?
Your sponsorship is an ongoing commitment that helps your sponsored child and their community overcome poverty. We partner with communities, typically 10-15 years, until they can sustain improvements. Your ongoing sponsorship allows you to witness the progress firsthand, as long as you’re able.
Is this child “real?” Do others sponsor the same child?
Each child is matched with only one sponsor. They’re real children with real stories. Get to know your sponsored child through letters and emails, photos, progress updates, and more. You can even visit your sponsored child and see firsthand how your donation is helping to transform their community.
How do you share your Christian faith around the world?
We practice our Christian faith in an inclusive and culturally sensitive way that’s appropriate for the communities we work in. World Vision clearly identifies as a Christian organization, no matter where we go. We serve all people, regardless of their faith. In restricted regions, we believe that the selfless acts of our staff are a testimony to God’s love and the power of the Gospel.
Do I have to write my sponsored child letters?
No, letter writing is not required. When you first sponsor a child, you will receive a letter from them introducing themselves. You don’t need to respond, but we make it quick and easy to send your child an email through your My World Vision account. You could also send a card or care package. Children really value a life-enriching connection with their sponsors. Your encouragement will give your sponsored child hope and confidence and will be a tangible reminder of God’s love.
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.
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, their community, and other vulnerable children. In fact, because of our holistic, community-focused approach, for every child sponsored, 4 other children benefit! That’s because everywhere we work, our aim is to strengthen and empower the entire 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, their community, and other vulnerable children 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:
- 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.
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