Sponsor a child in Senegal
and change their life for good
Children in Senegal face child poverty and food shortages.
But, across the world, over the last five years, 89% of the severely malnourished children we treated made a full recovery.*
Your child sponsorship can bring clean water, food, child protection, healthcare and education – to a child and their community.
See a community grow and thrive – for just 85p a day.
Sponsor a child in Senegal and rewrite a future.
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Hello, I’m Fama
Gender: Girl | My age: 8 | My home: Mbella, Senegal
My birthday is on the 4th March and I have 2 brothers and 2 sisters. My favourite game is playing with dolls. In Mbella life is hard for children like me. But sponsor me today and you can change my world for good.Sponsor Fama now
Fama's life in Senegal
Fama’s daily needs:
For children like Fama, growing up in Mbella, hunger and malnutrition are everyday realities. Children fear catching life-threatening diseases. Many children in the area leave school early to work and contribute to the family income. Those who go to school struggle to succeed because of overcrowded classrooms and poorly-trained teachers.
- Children don't get enough food to eat, and often go hungry.
- Parents can't afford healthcare, so their children suffer with sickness and disease.
- Parents can't afford basics like school uniform, school books and medicine.
Your sponsorship can change Fama's world, and her 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 Senegal?
• Almost half the adult population is unemployed – with 47% of people living below the poverty line.
• Malnutrition, malaria and diarrhoea are common.
• Less than half of women are literate.
Child sponsorship in Senegal: the facts
World Vision has been working with people in Senegal since 1975.
Major achievements have included better access to healthcare and improvements in maternal, neonatal, AIDs and HIV healthcare.
We’re also working on improved access to clean water and education.
You can find out more about our child sponsorship work in Senegal, here.
Please sponsor a child in Senegal and save a childhood today.
Over the last five years, 89% of the severely malnourished children we treated made a full recovery.*
*Based on 261,028 children under five years old treated for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) from 2013 to 2017 in World Vision’s community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) programmes. The average recovery or cure rate over this fiver-year period was 89.8%.