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Change Makers Meeting Ruben, my sponsored child

One day, about seven years ago, I was in a mall and came across a World Vision kiosk. Normally I'd just pass it by, but this time something, or should I say someone, jumped out at me. I saw a picture of the cutest little boy that instantly made me stop. Right then and there. I started sponsoring Ruben.

Change Makers 5 gifts for your sponsored child

Sponsorship is about more than just giving money to someone in need — it’s about letting children know that they’re loved!

From the Field Birthday party for sponsored kids

Ever wonder what that extra gift for your sponsored child's birthday buys? Group birthday celebrations held once a year, like this one in El Salvador, are happening in your sponsored child's community too. With group birthdays, every child in the community gets to feel special and most of all, loved!

Sponsorship has taught me is a thankful heart
Sponsorship has taught me is a thankful heart
Inspiring girls' education
Once in need of an education herself, teacher Marie-Francois vowed to sponsor girls across the world.
A sponsor unites his two worlds
Andre travels with his family to Armenia to see his sponsored child where they rediscover faith, heritage, community, recreation and hope.
“Now that I have seen, I am responsible.”
Friendship, community and giving unto others: these are pillars of being a WV ambassador and what makes up Kristin’s story.
The voice of a community
Leonardo is a civil servant, ensuring his community has clean water—something he could only dream of as a child.
Spreading blessings
Discover how former sponsored child Josephine’s life was impacted, and how sponsorship changed the future for her own children.
Inspiring to empower
With the help of World Vision, former child sponsor Magna's newfound confidence is helping Syrian refugees find their voice.
A tale of two women
Two continents and 7,000 miles can’t break the bond between these women who believe in the life-changing power of educating girls.  
How child sponsorship prepared us for the greatest impact
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 defence.
How your sponsorship contribution is being used to combat COVID-19
It was child sponsors who allowed us to respond to the coronavirus crisis immediately. They’ll also ensure we’re there for the long term.
In the News Our reasons why - stories from our sponsors
The reasons that a person decides to sponsor a child vary. We asked our community of sponsors their why. These are their stories.
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