HOW IT WORKS
Child sponsorship works by changing a child's life through changing the world in which they live. By focusing on the lives of children and working alongside their families and communities, we can help change the world they live in and make a lasting difference. Our goal is to ensure that the children we serve are cared for, protected, enjoy good health and an education, and are able to play an important role in making their community a better place.
Sponsor a child today and save a childhood.
ABOUT WORLD VISION
For children. For change. For good.
World Vision is the world’s largest overseas aid charity, working to bring real hope to the lives of millions of children in the world’s hardest places. Poverty, conflict and disaster hit children harder than anyone. We focus these children to help protect them and change the world they live in and make a lasting difference.
Clare visited the child she sponsors in January 2012. "Seeing Shirati toddling over it was hard not to burst into tears, I didn’t expect it to affect me so much but she was so beautiful and happy to see us and, well… real. I couldn’t help but fall in love with her there and then.”
Shirati's short life has already been incredibly hard. Her mother died in childbirth, and her father has also passed away. She lives with her grandmother. “Shirati’s too young to understand everything but I can see how sponsorship is a big weight off her grandmother’s mind.
For just 75p a day your sponsorship funds vital community based projects that provide sustainable access for children to life saving basics. These include clean water, nutritious food, healthcare, education and help protect vulnerable children from child labour, child abuse and early child marriage. Sponsorship also helps families lift themselves out of poverty by offering training and support to communities to work through issues and find sustainable solutions.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How does sponsorship help children?
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, education and help protect them from child labour, child abuse and early child marriage.
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.
Will I get to know my sponsored child?
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.”
What do I receive when I sponsor a child?
Every child sponsor receives:
• A welcome pack with a photo and information about your sponsored child plus an introductory DVD
• 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
How does child sponsorship work?
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.