Now more than ever, children urgently need you.

<br>Now more than ever, children urgently need you.

Rajima (10), India

Right now, millions of children around the world struggle to survive. You can be right there, giving them a pathway out of poverty. 

Donate to Where Needed Most today and support life-changing work right around the world. You'll help provide the world's most vulnerable children with reliable access to essentials like clean water, nutrition, healthcare and education.

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Other ways you can help vulnerable children

<h4>Sponsor a Child</h4>

Sponsor a Child

You can choose a child whose life you will change forever. You'll help bring essentials like clean water, education and healthcare to a child and their community.

<h4>Protect Children in Crisis</h4>

Protect Children in Crisis

Protect vulnerable children in dangerous places and situations. Your pledge of $20 to Children in Crisis, will provide $100 worth of life-saving essentials every month.

<h4>Stop modern slavery</h4>

Stop modern slavery

Join us in standing against slavery in New Zealand supply chains. Sign the petition to urge our government to pass a Modern Slavery Act. Slavery shouldn't exist in a modern society. 

<h4>Smiles Gifts</h4>

Smiles Gifts

Mum’s change lives. It's what they do! This Mother's Day, buy a mum you love a Smiles gift and put the tools to tackle poverty into another mother's hands. Give a Smiles gift today.

Thanks to you, every 60 seconds a family receives the tools to overcome poverty.


Child Protection

We work alongside communities to protect children who are vulnerable to abuse or exploitation like child marriage, child labour and trafficking.

Clean Water

Reaching 1 new person every 10 seconds, World Vision is the largest non-government provider of safe water in the developing world.


Every year we provide millions of children with an education so they can reach their full potential and contribute to their communities.

Nutritious Food

Every year, we provide more than nine million people with life-saving food assistance, including five million children.

Family Income

Breaking the poverty cycle with economic empowerment, by strengthening families' capacity to provide for their children.


We ensure the most vulnerable have access to healthcare services to help children and their families live long and healthy lives.

Emergency Relief

We respond to disasters with life-saving speed and then stay to ensure the lives of disaster-affected families and communities are rebuilt.


We relentlessly advocate for an end to violence against children and ensure the voices of the world’s most vulnerable children are heard.

“I thank my sponsor for my light.”

Child Sponsorship has changed Boubacar's life forever and transformed his entire community for good. Thanks to his sponsor, Boubacar's sight was restored, and today, he attends school with his friends. Read Boubacar's story.

Boubacar (14), Senegal

When you support World Vision, you help the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life.

children reached in 24 countries around the world, thanks to our generous supporters and partnerships.
children in some of the world’s poorest countries benefited from the relationship and support of their New Zealand sponsor in 2019.
New Zealanders made a stand for the world's most vulnerable children by taking part in the 2019 40 Hour Famine.