Sponsor A Child

Child sponsorship empowers children, their families and communities to help break the cycle of poverty. When you sponsor a child, you provide access to basic necessities such as food, clean water, education and health care. Child sponsorship is available to help children in 44 countries. 

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Access to education, classroom repairs, school supplies and training for teachers and parents provide a child with opportunities for a better future.

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Safe Water

Access to safe water through well-drilling, pumps and training in hygiene and sanitation decreases child mortality and frees up time for education instead of water collection.

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Nutritious Food

Going beyond food distribution to a focus on creating sustainable food supplies through agricultural programs and nutritional training ensures that children are well-nourished and healthy. 

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Good health is the foundation of a child’s life. Access to essential services, vaccinations, medical clinics and training in disease prevention provide stronger health, for children and their communities.

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Child Protection

We advocate for child rights and encourage children to speak up against abuse and injustice. By educating families about child rights they are better equipped to keep their children safe.

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Economic Empowerment

Microloans, business training and a variety of trades and skills training enable families to provide for their children’s needs, as well as helping them to build a better future.

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Community Leadership

We work with local leaders to strengthen their skills, build relationships, identify community needs and solutions, and encourage networking with government groups.

How Sponsorship Works


What you get when you sponsor a child


You can connect with your sponsored child in so many meaningful ways...



Frequently Asked Questions

Child sponsorship is the most personal, effective way to fight poverty. When you sponsor a child, you build a special relationship that encourages them with hope for the future. Your monthly sponsorship donation joins forces with other sponsors’ donations to lift your child and their community out of poverty for good. Along the way, you can watch your sponsored child grow up, celebrate their success by exchanging letters and emails, and track their community’s progress.
Sponsored children do not receive direct cash benefits. Better yet, we pool your monthly sponsorship donation with those from other Canadians who support kids in the same area, leveraging them for maximum effectiveness based on the needs of the community. Our local staff works with the community to build a vibrant, sustainable future – allowing people to thrive even once we’ve moved on to help other communities.
When you become a child sponsor, you will receive a welcome package and letter of introduction from your sponsored child or World Vision staff working in the child’s community. Each year you will receive an updated photo of your sponsored child and a progress report.

You will also have access to My World Vision, a digital platform that allows you to manage your information, learn more about your sponsored child’s community, meet other children who live there, and follow along with their progress.
Community members help identify the most vulnerable children in their area. Then, the families of these children are asked if they'd like to be part of the child sponsorship program, with the understanding that the benefits will be shared by everyone in the community.

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