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Hello, my name is Erik
Gender: boy | My age: 7 |
My home: Alaverdi, Armenia
My birthday is on the 11th November and I have 1 brother and 1 sister. My favourite game is playing football. In Alaverdi life is hard for children like me. But sponsor me today and you can change my world for good.
I live in Alaverdi, Armenia
I live in a small town in the north-east of Armenia.Growing up here, we face poverty, sickness and struggle to get an education for a good start in life.
Change my world today
Life is hard for me, but your child sponsorship will change my life and bring me hope. Here’s where your money will go:
We can't afford essentials like nutritious food, medicine and school uniform.
Your sponsorship will provide seeds, tools and training to help families grow vegetables to earn a living.
We drink dirty water, and live in fear of sickness and disease.
Your support will help provide safe, clean drinking water close to homes and schools.
Our schools are in terrible condition, and aren't safe for children.
Your sponsorship will restore damaged schools into safe places to learn and play.
"Meeting my sponsored child was one of the best days of my life"
Amanda from Buckinghamshire has been sponsoring children for nearly 30 years.
Watch her video to find out why child sponsorship is such an enriching life experience,
what it’s like to receive letters from your sponsored child and the emotions of sharing
in their development and seeing them flourish.
Watch child sponsor Amanda's video
World Vision is the world’s largest, international children’s charity. We have over 60 years’ experience working with parents and communities to improve the lives of their children. Our organisation upholds the highest levels of transparency and accountability. We build relationships, trust and give families the tools to help themselves and future generations. But this work takes time, effort and commitment. Our programmes within a community usually last for 10 to 15 years.
The impact of child-focused community development is long-lasting and along the way children’s health improves, communities become more resilient and families gain hope.
£26 per month is what it costs for us to do this well. And it works.
We work with national governments and other international agencies to identify the regions and communities that are most in need; the hardest places where the most vulnerable children live. We meet with community leaders and the wider community to understand their challenges and opportunities, and we develop a long-term plan together, to break the cycle of poverty.
The donation you give does not go directly to your sponsored child or family. That's because experience has taught us it’s more effective to use the money on projects that will benefit your child’s whole community, at the same time improving their personal wellbeing.
When you sponsor a child, you can write to each other, and you’ll have regular news from their community. The relationship could change both your lives. "I am so happy to have a friend in another country that I can write to and share pictures with," says Nareh from Armenia. “I am studying the Armenian alphabet. When I learn them all, I will teach them to my distant friend. I am so happy to have a friend in another country.”
It costs £26 a month to sponsor a child. As well as supporting their education, health and nutrition, your gift will improve the lives of their community. It’s possible to give more if you wish and you can send letters, cards and small gifts to your child too.
You can sponsor a child by signing up securely online. You will be asked to provide your contact details and direct debit payment information. The sponsorship donation will be debited from your account each month on a date of your choosing. Once you've signed up, you will be invited to the My Sponsorship portal where you can manage your sponsorship, send letters to your child, meet other sponsors and more.
For more information, see our page – How child sponsorship works