Sponsor a child in Albania
and change their life for good
In Albania, child poverty, abuse and a lack of opportunity plague childhoods.
For just 85p a day you can be the difference in a child’s life.
Together with supporters, we’ve already impacted the lives of over 200 million vulnerable children around the world, by tackling the root causes of poverty.*
Your sponsorship can bring child protection, clean water, food, healthcare and education – to them and their community.
You will give them the opportunity for a better future.
Sponsor a child in Albania and save a childhood.
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Hello, I’m Ernesto
Gender: Boy | My age: 12 | My home: Shkodra, Albania
My birthday is on the 21st December and I have 2 brothers. My favourite game is playing with dolls. In Shkodra life is hard for children like me. But sponsor me today and you can change my world for good.Sponsor Ernesto now
Ernesto's life in Albania
Ernesto’s daily needs:
In Shkodra, children like Ernesto don’t feel safe and are afraid of being abused. School isn’t a welcoming place, so children struggle to feel involved.
- Children struggle to learn in school, as teachers are poorly trained.
- Children with disabilities don’t have the chance to go to school.
- Many children live in fear of violence and abuse.
Your sponsorship can change Ernesto's world, and his community, for good.
How Sponsorship Helps
When you sponsor a child for £26 a month it brings much needed change to one child… and many more. The benefits you help provide, extend to your child's family, their community and other children in need. This is because we partner, plan and work alongside local community members to help build healthy, sustainable communities for vulnerable children in the world’s hardest places.
We listen to the child's community and help to identify their main needs.
We work with the community to develop a long-term action plan.
We make sure immediate needs are met, then move on to start the process of deeper, sustainable change.
We train volunteers, empower local groups, and provide resources and support for the community to make changes that will last long into the future.
What will your donation actually change?
Because of our community-focused solutions, for every child you help, four more children benefit, too. Depending on the priority needs in your child’s community, as a sponsor you will be improving lives by providing:
Each year children are dying from diseases caught by drinking dirty water. World Vision is reaching one new person with clean water every 10 seconds and brings clean water to three more schools every day.
We save lives by training volunteer health care assistants, bringing vaccination programmes, and working with families to help protect their children from infection and disease ensuring the most vulnerable have access to healthcare services.
We deliver nutrition programmes and farmers' schools, teaching new techniques to grow stronger crops, protect the soil and grow kitchen gardens - helping families feed their children and saving millions of lives around the world.
Education can transform a child’s life. We’re improving basic literacy and numeracy and working alongside communities to help them better understand their children's rights, and raise their voices to protect and provide for their children.
We provide training in new skills, and support mothers to start their own businesses helping provide a stable income so children and families can have better nutrition, healthcare and greater access to education.
Create lasting change
When you sponsor a child, you transform their life by helping to create lasting changes for their entire community
Why choose World Vision?
We are the world’s largest international children’s charity, working to bring real hope to millions of children in the world’s hardest places.
What makes child sponsorship special?
What do I get as a sponsor?
Why sponsor a child in Albania?
Albania has high levels of poverty. And without established welfare systems, children are particularly vulnerable to abuse, child marriage and child labour.
Child sponsorship in Albania: the facts
• 14% of Albanians face unemployment.
• Many who are employed, work in near-subsistence agriculture.
• World Vision began working in Albania in 1999, in response to the refugee crisis.
• Our projects focus particularly on improving the treatment of children.
You can find out more about our child sponsorship work in Albania, here
Please sponsor a child in Albania and save a childhood today.
Together we’ve impacted the lives of over 200 million vulnerable children by tackling the root causes of poverty.*
*Based on data over a five-year period (2012-2016) reflecting direct beneficiaries for both development and humanitarian emergency programmes. This is combined with the number of children where World Vision has contributed to multiple policies addressing causes of vulnerability for children with evidence of at least one of them being implemented. Eliminating for any potential overlap the total number of children reached through World Vision’s three lines of ministry (development, humanitarian and advocacy) is 200 million. The methodology World Vision uses to carry out this calculation undergoes an external audit in order to refine and strengthen how we count our contribution across all areas of our work.