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Hello, my name is Zibeirou
Gender: boy | My age: 3 |
My home: Sirba, Niger
My birthday is on the 17th August. My favourite game is playing football. In Sirba life is hard for children like me. But sponsor me today and you can change my world for good.
I live in Sirba, Niger
I live in a village in one of the poorest areas of Niger. Growing up here, we face hunger, sickness and live in fear of abuse.
Change my world
Life is hard for me, but here’s how your sponsorship will change my life and bring me hope.
We struggle to grow enough food in the dry soil and live in fear of hunger.
Your sponsorship will provide training, tools and seeds to help families feed themselves.
We drink dirty water, and suffer from sickness and disease.
Your support will provide safe, clean drinking water.
Many children are afraid of abuse, at home and at school.
Your sponsorship will help ensure every child is well cared for and protected from abuse.
"Meeting my sponsored child was one of the best days of my life"
Amanda from Buckinghamshire has been a sponsoring children for nearly 30 years.
Watch child sponsor Amanda's video
Why sponsor a child in Niger?
Sponsor a child in Niger and help families in their battle against poverty. Niger is at the epicentre of Africa's worst food crisis in decades. But drought is only one part of the reason that millions of people in the country are forced to go hungry. The overriding factor is poverty, aggravated by poor harvests, which have driven the price of food to unprecedented heights.
At a glance:
• Only half of the population have access to safe drinking water.
• Since 2010, 7 million people - 2.5 million of them children - have been affected by the food crisis.
• Life expectancy is just 52 (2009).
Sources: World Vision UK, UNICEF
World Vision has been working in Niger since 1973 and since then over 6,400 children have been helped by UK sponsors. Key achievements include improving access to clean water to reduce the spread of waterborne diseases, giving educational equipment to children so they can stay in school and helping families start new businesses.
You can find out more about our child sponsorship work in Niger, here.
Please sponsor a child in Niger and save a childhood today.
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.”