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Sponsor a child in Zambia

Transform their life - and a whole community

Why sponsor a child in Zambia

Child Sponsorship transforms the lives of vulnerable children.

We work with children and their families in some of the poorest areas of Zambia, where we prioritise clean water and good hygiene, as well as child protection committees and children's councils to prevent harmful practices like child marriage.

We help shield children from early marriage, exploitation and poor sanitation.

Sponsor a child in Zambia and you can give a child in need power over their own future.


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Yes, I'll sponsor Salifyanji

Boy 1 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 children in Zambia

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

The impact of Child Sponsorship

It is my first time to receive a birthday gift and I am so happy because I did not expect it
A sponsored child in Zambia wears a mask as he holds up his birthday card to display
Sponsor a child like Justine and change their life today

12-year-old Justine just received his first-ever birthday card from his sponsor.

He says he has never felt so special and is grateful to know that his sponsor cares for him and remembers his special day.

Through his sponsorship, Justine’s grandmother, 62-year-old Cecilia, has received four goats from World Vision’s goats pass-on project – aimed at empowering and improving the livelihoods and well-being of families.

“From the lessons I got from World Vision, my goats started to multiply in numbers. I was very happy because I knew that it was the end of poverty for my family because from them I would earn an income by selling and providing for my children and grandchildren,” says Cecilia.

Justine has hope for his future thanks to his child sponsor. He hopes to become a medical doctor, and says the letters from his sponsor encouraged him to work hard at school so as to have a bright future.

Why World Vision


  • Select one of the children above to sponsor a child in Zambia, 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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