Sponsored child in Niger smiles as she washes her hands from a clean water tap

Sponsor a child in Africa

Connections that last a lifetime, change that lasts forever.

Sponsor an African child

Sponsoring a child in Africa gives you the chance to change not only the life of one child, but their whole community. Not only does your donation go towards education, healthcare, and nutrition, but the knowledge of your encouragement, the support you offer, and the love you share, will help your child grow into the person they deserve to be.

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Patricia

Yes, I'll sponsor Patricia

Uganda
Girl 6 years old

Your donation will change the life of your sponsored child and help transform their community.
Donations over £26 per month will go towards funding our wider work overseas or in the UK.

 

To achieve lasting change in the child’s community, Child Sponsorship is a minimum monthly donation of £26. Please click here to donate a smaller amount towards our work with children living outside a Sponsorship programme.

£26 a month can achieve so much:

For every one child sponsored, four more benefit too.

Where you can sponsor a child in Africa

Whether there is a particular African country where you’d like to focus your sponsorship, or you’d prefer to sponsor a child in East Africa - an area heavily affected by poverty – we offer sponsorship programmes in the most vulnerable communities across a range of African countries.

World Vision UK funds child sponsorship programmes across countries in Africa including: Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Zambia.

Simply use the filter above if you want to sponsor a child in a specific country.

Nine-year-old sponsored child from Zambia smiles and peeks past a curtain
Tassy, 9 years old, from Zambia now has a brighter future thanks to her sponsor

The impact of sponsoring a child in Africa

Tassy would say, "Grandma, I need some food. I am hungry," and her Grandma had nothing to give her. Tassy’s cries drove her Grandma to a neighbour to beg for a bit of porridge.

But then Tassy and her grandparents received five goats from World Vision. Her Grandma, Jeracy says, "The day that the goats were coming for me was the greatest day for me. It was the day of the greatest joy that I have ever had. I knew that was the beginning of a change."

The goats quickly provided milk for food and an income for Tassy's grandparents. After struggling for food, the family now has enough money to eat, buy soap and clothes, and pay for Tassy’s education.

Tassy wants to be a nurse, but her grandparents say she’s so smart they want her to pursue being a doctor.

Tassy’s sponsor sent an extra gift of money, which they used to buy a mattress and blankets, neither of which Tassy ever had before.

It was the day of the greatest joy that I have ever had. I knew that was the beginning of a change.

Why sponsor a child in Africa with World Vision

By sponsoring an African child through World Vision, you’ll make lasting change for children living in poverty and help them go from surviving to thriving. We work with the most vulnerable communities in the world, working together to create lasting solutions that can help them to become self-sustainable. We aim to never spend less than 10 years in a community, providing long-term solutions not short-term fixes.

Our goal is to break the cycle of poverty and, together help build a world that no longer needs our help.

Our Christian faith leads our efforts, but we have been working for over 70 years to support people of all faiths or none. Although you’re only sponsoring a single child, our programmes are community-led, and we work with local leaders to determine goals that’ll help all of their residents for years to come, bringing hope and transformation.

Shemi's sponsorship story

Shemi has sponsored children in Uganda for 14 years. 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.

Shemi
I would say to someone who is thinking about sponsoring a child, go ahead and do it. It's the most life changing thing ever, it's absolutely brilliant

Shemi

Child Sponsor

FAQs

  • Select one of the children above to sponsor a child in Africa, or visit our Sponsor a Child page to choose a child to sponsor from another region. Or if you'd prefer, give our Supporter Care team a call on 01908 84 10 10 to discuss the options around child sponsorship.   

  • World Vision has had a Child Sponsorship programme for more than 70 years, we pair donors with a vulnerable child who needs protection and empowerment.

    Child Sponsorship brings much-needed change to more than just one child — the benefits you help provide extend to each child's family, their community and other children in need. 

    This is because World Vision partners, plans and works alongside local community members to help build healthy, sustainable communities for children in the world’s hardest places. Learn more about how Child Sponsorship works. 

  • All of World Vision's work begins with listening to African families and communities in need. Community leaders work with us to identify the most vulnerable children and families who will benefit from our Child Sponsorship programmes.

  • We work with national governments and other international agencies to identify the regions and communities that are most in need and where the most vulnerable children live. We then meet with community leaders and the wider community to gain a greater understanding of the challenges and the opportunities that exist for them. We develop a long-term plan together, to break the cycle of poverty. Find out more about how Child Sponsorship works

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