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Child Sponsorship

World Vision’s child sponsorship programs focus on improving the well-being of children in need, especially the most vulnerable. We are uniquely equipped to go to the world’s most broken, heart-wrenching places. Places where it’s hard to be a child. Places where other child sponsorship organizations don’t often go.

We take a holistic approach, working alongside communities to tackle the root causes of poverty and create sustainable change. For every child sponsored through World Vision, another 4 children will also benefit. That’s because we work to strengthen the whole community, so all children can thrive.

Our child sponsorship programs are:

Ending global poverty in our lifetime is possible. It starts with one child, their family, their community—and you.

Child Well Being Indicators

We measure child well-being in our sponsorship communities by monitoring these four indicators and outcomes. Our goal is that all children should:

1. Enjoy Good Health

Making sure children and families are well-nourished, protected from infection and disease, and have access to essential health services.

2. Be educated for life

Giving children opportunities to learn and develop their talents, equipping young people for the future, and bringing families and communities together to support children’s education.

3. Experience the love of God and their neighbors

Helping children and families grow spiritually, strengthening local churches to demonstrate Christ’s love in practical ways, and encouraging people to live at peace with their neighbors.

4. Be cared for, protected, and participating in their community

Ensuring Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared for by their families, and participating in their communities as agents of transformation.

Some of our favorite child sponsorship stories

Child sponsorship transforms a shoemaker’s family

Child sponsorship changed Baasandorj’s and his family’s lives forever. Now they’re stepping into the future with hope. Read their story.

Former sponsored child builds on his own empowerment to help others

A former sponsored child in India now helps other children reach for their potential.

Blessings overflow: Clean water makes Everlyn’s future bright

Everlyn’s in school, her mother’s garden is thriving, and her family’s faith is stronger. Child sponsorship and clean water have made all the difference.

Our favorite child sponsorship videos

Ways to Give to Child Sponsorship

Sponsor a Child

Find a child to sponsor and change a child, family, and community for good.


Boy | 2 years old | Ethiopia

Birthday: November 24, 2017


Boy | 7 years old | Malawi

Birthday: April 11, 2013


Girl | 3 years old | Ethiopia

Birthday: August 19, 2017

Child Sponsorship Assistance Fund: $100

Your donation will help child sponsorship programs continue to change the lives of children and families in communities around the world, providing them with access to vital basics like clean water, nutritious food, healthcare, education, and more.


Together, we work to help communities develop the perfect recipe for sustainable success.

Choose one and see how our work gets done.