Sponsor an orphan and help protect a child
who's lost their Mum or Dad
Give hope and support to a child who has lost one or both parents.
An orphan child is at greater risk of physical and sexual abuse, being forced into early marriage or child labour, and missing out on their right to education.
Sponsor an orphan and save a childhood today.
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Hello, I’m Denisa
Gender: Girl | My age: 5 | My home: Lezha, Albania
My birthday is on the 31st July and I have 1 brother. I have lost my father. My favourite game is playing with dolls. In Lezha life is hard for children like me. But sponsor me today and you can change my world for good.Sponsor Denisa now
Denisa's life in Albania
Denisa’s daily needs:
In Lezha, children like Denisa don’t feel safe and are afraid of being abused. Parents don’t understand how education can benefit their children and therefore don’t encourage them to study. Children with disabilities aren’t included in school, and poor teaching makes it harder for them to reach their full potential.
- Children struggle to learn at school, as teachers are poorly trained.
- Many children are afraid of abuse, at home and at school.
- Children with disabilities don’t have the chance to go to school.
Your sponsorship can change Denisa's world, and her community, for good.
How Sponsorship Helps
When you sponsor a child for £26 a month it brings much needed change to one child… and many more. The benefits you help provide, extend to your child's family, their community and other children in need. This is because we partner, plan and work alongside local community members to help build healthy, sustainable communities for vulnerable children in the world’s hardest places.
We listen to the child's community and help to identify their main needs.
We work with the community to develop a long-term action plan.
We make sure immediate needs are met, then move on to start the process of deeper, sustainable change.
We train volunteers, empower local groups, and provide resources and support for the community to make changes that will last long into the future.
What will your donation actually change?
Because of our community-focused solutions, for every child you help, four more children benefit, too. Depending on the priority needs in your child’s community, as a sponsor you will be improving lives by providing:
Each year children are dying from diseases caught by drinking dirty water. World Vision is reaching one new person with clean water every 10 seconds and brings clean water to three more schools every day.
We save lives by training volunteer health care assistants, bringing vaccination programmes, and working with families to help protect their children from infection and disease ensuring the most vulnerable have access to healthcare services.
We deliver nutrition programmes and farmers' schools, teaching new techniques to grow stronger crops, protect the soil and grow kitchen gardens - helping families feed their children and saving millions of lives around the world.
Education can transform a child’s life. We’re improving basic literacy and numeracy and working alongside communities to help them better understand their children's rights, and raise their voices to protect and provide for their children.
We provide training in new skills, and support mothers to start their own businesses helping provide a stable income so children and families can have better nutrition, healthcare and greater access to education.
Create lasting change
When you sponsor a child, you transform their life by helping to create lasting changes for their entire community
Why choose World Vision?
We are the world’s largest international children’s charity, working to bring real hope to millions of children in the world’s hardest places.
What makes child sponsorship special?
What do I get as a sponsor?
Why sponsor an orphan?
UNICEF and global partners including World Vision define an orphan as a child who has lost one or both parents. International organizations adopted the broader definition of orphan in the mid-1990s with terminology of a ‘single orphan’ – the loss of one parent and a ‘double orphan’ – the loss of both parents.
The children featured and needing sponsorship here are both single orphans – who have lost their mothers or fathers - and double orphans - who have lost both parents.
Children are sometimes shy in front of camera, so in a few cases orphans may be seen in their video with a relative or community member.