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For 75p a day your sponsorship will fund vital community based projects that make a big difference to children, such as:
• Child protection
• Food security
• Clean, safe water
• HIV and AIDS
Although India appears to be one of the world’s fastest growing economies, scratch below the surface and you’ll see the real story of many children living in abject poverty. By sponsoring a child in India you can help provide them and their community with access to clean safe water, food, healthcare and an education.
• About 35% of India’s population live on less than US$1 a day (Source: BBC website).
• Poverty is at its worst in rural areas and is often accompanied by high levels of illiteracy and poor health.
• India has the largest number of child labourers under the age of 14 in the world and 20% of children between the ages of 6 and 14 do not go to school. (Source: Unicef)
HOW IT WORKS
World Vision Child Sponsorship works by changing a child's life through changing the world in which they live. We are committed to using all contributions to our work wisely and effectively. By combining funds donated by child sponsors and other individuals with corporate donations and government grants, we ensure that all gifts given to us have maximum impact.
In 2010, 83 percent of our total operating expenses were spent on programmes that benefit children, families and communities in need.
World Vision brings real hope to children in some of the world’s hardest places as a demonstration of God’s unconditional love. We work with governments, local authorities, community groups and individuals to bring lasting change to the lives of millions of children. In whatever we do, we place a special emphasis on ensuring the needs and rights of children are met, because they are often the hardest hit by conflict, disaster and chronic poverty.
Rosie sponsors five-year-old Nareh in Armenia. When she first started sponsoring Nareh, she never knew quite what an impact her contribution would have on the young girl’s community – and on her own daughter.
“It is very rewarding to know that the money sponsors send is being used so constructively. I’m also pleased that it is benefitting the whole community, as well as my sponsored-child's family. My daughter, Daisy, is also five-years-old. She loves the letters and photos we get from Nareh and often talks about her. She even refers to Nareh as her ‘sister in another country’. Our hope is that they will continue to write to each other as they grow up.”
Millions of children around the world need help to break the never-ending cycle of poverty. Hunger weakens them. Unsafe drinking water makes them sick. Missing out on an education keeps them from reaching their potential.
As a sponsor, you will help provide a child with sustainable access to appropriate life-changing basics like nutritious food, clean water, healthcare, and education.
Child sponsorship also helps families and communities lift themselves out of poverty by providing job training, business coaching, small loans, along with training to help poverty-affected farmers learn new ways to irrigate and grow crops.
You'll be given the opportunity to personally connect with your sponsored child — building a relationship that 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.”
Every child sponsor receives:
• A welcome pack with a photo and information about your sponsored child
• The opportunity to write and receive letters, send birthday and Christmas cards and even email your child
• Annual progress reports
• Updated photos of your child and their community
Sponsorship brings change to more than just one child — the benefits you help provide extend to each child's family, their community, and other children in need. That's because World Vision plans and works alongside local community members to help build healthy communities for children in impoverished places.
World Vision partners with sponsored children's communities over the long term to address critical needs and help communities become self-sustaining.