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Sponsor a child in Sierra Leone

Transform their life - and a whole community

Why sponsor a child in Sierra Leone

Child Sponsorship transforms the lives of vulnerable children in Sierra Leone.

We work with children and their families in some of the poorest rural communities in Sierra Leone, where we prioritise healthcare, quality education, long term development and helping communities recover from the devastating impact of the Ebola epidemic.

Together with the help of child sponsors, we're working in Sierra Leone to shield children from the ravages of disease and improve the health of children and their families.

By becoming a child sponsor, you can give children in Sierra Leone power over their own future.


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Yes, I'll sponsor Usinu

Sierra Leone
Boy 7 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.

For £26 per month you can:

How your donations help

Because of our community-focused solutions, for every child sponsored, 4 more children benefit, too. 

The impact of Child Sponsorship

I want to become a nurse when I grow up. Then I can treat people and make them well, so another child doesn’t have to lose their daddy.


Sponsored child

A sponsored child in Sierra Leone smiles as she puts her arms around her friends, sitting in a classroom
Sponsor a child like Janatu and change their life today

Life was good for Janatu until her beloved father died unexpectedly from malaria.

Her mother broke down from stress, and then began to beat Janatu. With no money coming into the family, Janatu had to scavenge oranges and nuts to survive. They only ate once a day.

Janatu moved in with her aunt, but the family were still very poor and she dressed in rags.

Once she got sponsored life got a lot better for Janatu, now 13. She attended school and had a good quality school uniform. The family had enough to eat, she stopped feeling hungry.

Her family are now able to afford health care fees and have purchased a mosquito net so they can sleep safely.

Janatu is happy to be in school and dreams of being a nurse.

Why World Vision


  • Select one of the children above to sponsor a child in Sierra Leone, or visit our Sponsor a Child page to choose a child to sponsor from another country. Or if you’d prefer, give our Supporter Care team a call on 01908 84 10 10.

  • 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 extends 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 vulnerable children in the world’s hardest places. Learn more about how Child Sponsorship works. 

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

  • 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 and 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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