Not long after you begin your sponsorship, you'll receive your first letter from your sponsored child. They'll tell you more about themselves, what they like to eat and play, and ask questions about you. You may even receive a drawing, made just for you!
Be more than you can imagine
Help change a child's life, for good.
Have you ever wanted more?
Together, when we do more, we can change more. You could be more than you possibly imagined – and help a child become more than they ever dared dream.
When you sponsor a child with World Vision, you'll transform the life of a child. You could give them clean water, nutritious meals, their first day at school, and a future they can finally look forward to. Plus you'll receive letters, drawings, and updates on them and their community. You’ll see for yourself the difference you're making.
Right now, for just £26 a month, you can do more for a child in need. Help them be more, now and in the future.
Your Child Sponsorship experience
You'll see the improvements being made to the lives of the entire community in regular updates. From new projects such as borehole installations, to how much longer we'll be working in the community, and how the lives of other children in the community are changing too.
You'll witness as your sponsored child reaches key milestones in their life, thanks to you. Whether it's their first day of school, first time playing with their friends, or first new pair of shoes - you'll be there to share in their excitement.
Because of our community-focused solutions, for every child you help, 4 more children benefit, too.
How does Child Sponsorship work?
When you sponsor a child, you change the life of them and everyone in the community, for good. Your £26 a month will help give the community the essentials they need to thrive and become self-sufficient.
Sponsorship means helping communities to help themselves.
From access to education, clean water, nutritious food, healthcare, and so much more - both you and your sponsored child can share wonderful first experiences.
Shemi's sponsorship story
For Shemi and her children, sponsoring Vincent has brought so much joy. Her sponsorship began when she had her first son Adam and she realised other children wouldn't have all the wonderful experiences he would.
What your sponsorship could do
Child Sponsorship changes more than one life, it will change your life too. When Renee became a child sponsor to Maureen, both of their lives changed forever.
The first letter sponsor Renee received from Maureen in Kenya, was the first time she really understood the difference she could make in a child’s life – not just with financial support, but through care and empowerment of another person.
“I didn’t know what to expect. But when I got her first letter, it was amazing. I couldn’t wait to respond; I just ran to my computer,” says Renee.
When Renee made the decision to sponsor a child, she had hoped it would bring positive changes for Maureen – but Renee had no idea just how much it would impact her life too.
“The latest letter I got from her was on the weekend of my birthday. I had sent her some extra money at Christmas as a special gift – but it was actually a special gift for me,” says Renee.
That’s because Maureen shared how she had been able to buy a goat with the gift and explained what this simple gift meant to her family – fresh milk to drink every day, the start of a small herd for her family, the chance for them to earn a steady income which meant they could finally stand on their own two feet.
“So, there I was, celebrating my birthday with my friends, but the most meaningful thing that happened was that I knew Maureen was able to get a goat and that goat would give her family a way to have a better life, a way to have more money, a way that they would be able to do more things in their community.
“And that was so meaningful to me, and just the best gift that I ever received; that I didn’t even know I needed!” says Renee.
“Child sponsorship has changed me in so many ways. Maureen has shown me the beauty of being able to give without expecting anything in return; of being able to have someone you don’t know be part of your family; of just loving someone and sharing your life with them and watching them grow. It’s been an amazing experience.”
Through the letters and photos they exchange, Renee says she can see the changes sponsorship has brought in Maureen’s life too.
“She’s going to school for the first time this year, so that’s really exciting. I got a photo of her in her school dress looking so excited. The health of the community is in good condition despite COVID-19. I know that World Vision is – we are – really working hard to do more, be more and give more to the community."
Why sponsor a child with World Vision?
Our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith. Together we can protect children today, and empower them for tomorrow.
We’re an international Christian charity working with all faiths and none
Together we transform the lives of the most vulnerable children
Our solutions are community led, child focused, bringing hope and transformation