As a teenager and sponsored child in Colombia, Mayerly Sanchez co-led a Children’s Peace Movement that was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. She’s still fighting violence with love.
Atul Mrong grew up poor in Bangladesh, but life changed when he was sponsored through World Vision. Now he helps lead the Rohingya refugee response.
Through World Vision, a former sponsored child from El Salvador becomes an advocate and water official in his impoverished community to access clean water.
A World Vision former sponsored child now plans birthday parties for World Vision-sponsored children in southern Zambia.
Ruth grew up in a Bolivian village rife with abuse, alcoholism, and abandonment. She has a passion for seeking justice on behalf of children. Through World Vision sponsorship and a friendship with Rich Stearns, World Vision U.S. president, she found the strength and support to live out her dream of becoming a lawyer.
Jackson Ole Sapit became sponsored through World Vision as a child. Today he works as the archbishop of the Anglican Church in Kenya.
As a sponsored child in Bolivia, she defied expectations. Now, she’s helping others do the same — teaching children practical steps to guard themselves and others against child trafficking.
A former sponsored child in India now helps other children reach for their potential.
Child sponsorship opened doors for a Bangladeshi child to pursue his dream of a career in education and impact his community.