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For good: Four lives sponsorship changed
Six stories drive home the ways child sponsorship transforms lives, futures and communities.
In the News Three ways climate change devastates children’s futures
The climate crisis impacts those who contribute the least to the problem. Here are three major ways children are impacted by climate change.
In the News Is World Vision a good charity you can trust and support?
World Vision is an international charitable organization working in nearly 100 countries. Learn about World Vision's work and impact in the lives of millions of people.
Voices Future leaders - stories from sponsored children
COVID-19 has impacted the lives of vulnerable children around the world. However, the pandemic is driving a new generation of youth working to become leaders.
In the News How child sponsorship prepared us for COVID-19
For children living in the world’s most desperate places, COVID-19 is a serious threat to their already fragile situation. But the community skills, knowledge, infrastructure and relationships that child sponsorship has invested into year-after-year has created a lifesaving line of defense.
Change Makers 8 ways to help change the world
As people grapple with how to create a more livable world, there are simple steps each one of us can take. Learn more about how you can help bring about change in the world.
Change Makers More than enough: How one child sponsorship helps a whole community
Because of World Vision’s community-focused solutions, for every child you help, four more children benefit, too. Debby and her friends are all benefiting thanks to the fact that she’s sponsored.
Change Makers Fred Penner pens “Somebody Believes” after hearing sponsored child's story
The improbable friendship between Fred Penner and former sponsored child Edgar Gonzales inspired the newly-released, "Somebody Believes".
A dream fulfilled
In Guwahati, the community you partner with, a young girl’s passion for martial arts paves the way for her to attend college.
Children leading the way
In Alwar, the community you partner with, children are working together to break down social barriers in a village once marked by division.
Renewed hope for a single mother
In Gweri, the community you partner with, a single mother resurrects her dreams for her children with the help of her teenage son.
Happier, healthier futures
In Dungarpur, the community you partner with, parents are learning to help their children recover from malnutrition and thrive.
Sponsoring a child changed my life
Five individuals from coast to coast. Five people with five different motivations. Five women and men with a heart to see the world’s most vulnerable children thrive. For these five Canadians, World Vision child sponsorship was the answer.
Reading isn’t just a skill, it’s a habit
Zambian children’s reading levels are low, what are teachers and parents to do? Reading clubs work to change the game of reading for kids.
A child is a child
How one woman’s desire to teach her grandchild about kindness created a bond between two girls in two different parts of the world.
Anamul finds his voice
Anamul is from a small town where kids are taught to be silent. When he gets involved in leadership, he learns to use his voice for others.
Cultivating fruit, veggies and family values
Omar, 38, talks about the agricultural association that’s helping families eat well, provide for their kids and cultivate strong values.
 
Former sponsored child inspires others
Israel lives and works in the capital, but every holiday he returns to Hluvuko, the place that shaped him into the person he is today.
A sponsor’s special surprise
When Sapana gets word that her sponsor has purchased a goat, it’s the tipping point for real change in her life.
Salvador hopes he’s made his sponsor proud
“I am giving back,” Salvador says, “because someone I haven’t even met also invested in me while I was growing up—my sponsor.”
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