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Find out how charity donations can help survivors of war, natural disasters and end child poverty. Sponsor a child for just 85p per day or make a donation today. More info
Pray, volunteer, campaign, or fundraise with World Vision – there’s a way for you to get involved and make a real difference. More info
World Vision improves the lives of the world’s poorest children by working closely with communities to tackle the root causes of poverty. More info
World Vision believes that by working together with children, their communities, and our supporters and partners, the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children can be transformed. More info
Nancy watched as all her friends were forced to grow up too fast.One by one they left school to become child brides until she was the only girl left in her class.Nancy worried her family would not be able to afford to keep her in school either – but then one person changed her life.
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Sponsor a child
We are working in almost 100 countries to bring real hope, to millions of children in the world’s hardest places.
We have 60 years of experience changing the lives of children around the world
In 2017, UK donors transformed the lives of more than 4 million children
Over 4,000 new sponsors joined us in the last year
We have 43 community projects across 19 countries
Each community has different needs, but from £26 per month you will be providing them with:
Each year children are missing school, and even dying, from diseases caught by drinking dirty water.With clean water sources, and the training to maintain them, children can stay healthy.
The issues are varied; so are our solutions. We'll train volunteer health care assistants, bring vaccination programmes, and work with families to make changes that will keep them healthy.
Farmers' schools, new techniques to grow stronger crops and protect the soil, kitchen gardens - keeping families afloat and feeding their children.
We work alongside communities to better understand their children's rights, and how they can raise their voices to protect and provide for their children.
We can provide training in new skills, and support mothers to start their own businesses - making an income and boosting their local economies.
Sign up to My Sponsorship - your online account where you'll find updates, news and
videos from your sponsored child and their community. You can even email your child,
send them photos or find out what the weather is like where they live!
Within the first week of signing up, we’ll email you a video of your sponsored child’s
community giving you an insight into their daily life.
You’ll receive a welcome pack with more information, a writing set and two
bracelets - one for you to send to your child and one to keep.
You'll have received your very first letter from your sponsored child. You can write to
them anytime by post or online via My Sponsorship. We'll translate and hand-deliver
every message and you'll always get a reply.
We’ll send you a card that you can add a message to for you sponsored child. Don’t be
if these arrive a couple of months before the big day - it’s just to make sure they get
there in time.
We’ll send you a progress update every year, including:
Visiting your sponsored child is a great way to see for yourself the difference that
sponsorship makes. You can experience first-hand the transformation that your
generosity can bring to a community living in poverty.
World Vision only work within countries where we have our own offices; this way, we ensure that we can fully account for all the money that we receive. We have audited accounts that are publicly available at any time. As a charity, we are regulated by the Charities Commission – a legal body, which oversees all UK charities and their activities. We are a not-for-profit organisation, and we know that the continued support we receive is dependent on our efficient use of supporters’ money. Our Annual Report is available to anyone who requests it.
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 sponsored child’s community as a whole, at the same time improving the wellbeing of the child you sponsor.
Millions of children around the world need help to break the never-ending cycle of poverty. Hunger weakens them. Unsafe drinking water makes them sick. Missing out on an education can stop them from reaching their potential. As a sponsor, you will help provide a child with sustainable access to life-changing basics like nutritious food, clean water, healthcare and education.How? We work with a community, establishing together what work is required, and setting realistic goals for what can be achieved. If something's not working, we'll review it and change it. Whether it’s training people in how to set up their own small business, drilling a bore hole or developing irrigation systems with farmers to produce a greater yield – we want sustainable change so that communities are equipped to give their children the best start in life
You'll be given the opportunity to find out how your child is doing alongside regular news from their community that will help you build a relationship that could change both your lives. "I like receiving letters because it helps me to know the world of my sponsor, what she likes and it shows the love between us. It also helps me in school with my writing and reading," says Phabian, 10 from Kenya.