Sponsor a

Sponsoring a child is a personal way to show one’s affection to a child in need.
You can help the child and their community to stand tall, free from poverty.

Fill out the form below to Sponsor a Child

    Top Sponsorship FAQs


    Does my donation go directly to the child’s family?

    As a child sponsor, you’re connected with one specific child. But sponsored children do not receive direct cash benefits. Your monthly donation is pooled for maximum effectiveness – meaning sponsored children do not receive funds directly. You join forces with other sponsors to fund long-term community development programs that benefit your child and other vulnerable children in their community.


    How long is my sponsorship commitment?

    Your sponsorship is an ongoing commitment that helps your sponsored child and their community overcome poverty. We partner with communities, typically 10-15 years, until they can sustain improvements. Your ongoing sponsorship allows you to witness the progress firsthand, as long as you’re able.


    Is this child real? Do others sponsor the same child?

    Each child is matched with only one sponsor. They’re real children with real stories. Get to know your sponsored child through letters and emails, photos, progress updates, and more. You can even visit your sponsored child and see firsthand how your donation is helping to transform their community.

    What your sponsored child gets

    • Regular monitoring of their progress and well-being by local staff
    • Protection from abuse, neglect, and exploitation
    • Activities such as children’s clubs, learning events, and community celebrations
    • Any encouraging cards, letters, photos, or packages that you send
    • Opportunity to contribute as agents of change in their communities
    • Community-wide solutions such as clean water systems, improved schools, health services, and farming co-ops

    What you get when you sponsor a child

    • Welcome packet with child information
    • Your first letter from your child (within about 12 weeks)
    • Yearly child photo and updates
    • Annual progress reports from your child’s community
    • Complimentary greeting cards to send to your child
    • An online My World Vision account where you can email your child,
      send extra gifts, and see the latest photos, videos, and community updates
    • The life-changing opportunity to visit your sponsored child