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Hello, my name is Aminata
Gender: girl | My age: 7 |
My home: Jong, Sierra Leone
My birthday is on the 19th May and I have 1 brother and 3 sisters. My favourite game is playing ball games. In Jong life is hard for children like me. But sponsor me today and you can change my world for good.
I live in Jong, Sierra Leone
a village near the coast in southern Sierra Leone
Change my world
Life is hard for me, but here’s how your sponsorship will change my life and bring me hope.
We don't have enough nutritious food to grow up healthy and strong.
Your sponsorship will show parents how to cook nutritious meals for their hungry children.
We struggle to learn in school, as teachers are poorly trained.
Your sponsorship will help improve schools and train teachers to give children a better start in life.
Many children are afraid of abuse, at home and at school.
Your sponsorship will help set up children's groups so children can learn to protect themselves.
"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
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.”