How Sponsorship Works
Childhood is sacred. Protect it this Christmas.
There are many ways children can lose their childhoods.
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.
Watch Nancy’s story below
Experience the joy of changing a child's life.
This Christmas, do something wonderful and experience a one to one relationship with your child.
Protect vulnerable child, like Nancy before it’s too late…
…because a lost childhood can’t be replaced.
Childhood is sacred. Protect it.
Why choose World Vision?
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
How sponsorship changes lives
Each community has different needs, but from £26 per month you will be providing them with:
Clean water and sanitation
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.
Health and nutrition
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.
Food and agriculture
Farmers' schools, new techniques to grow stronger crops and protect the soil, kitchen gardens - keeping families afloat and feeding their children.
Education and child rights
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.
What do I get as a sponsor?
Frequently Asked Questions
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 publically 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.