Become a child sponsor today

<br>Become a child sponsor today

Through Child Sponsorship, you can help a child break free from poverty for good. The world's most vulnerable children need you now more than ever. Your sponsorship will help bring essentials like clean water, nutrition, education and healthcare to a child and their community.

When you sponsor a child, you empower them, their family and their community.

You can help a child to do so much more than survive. You can help them break the cycle of poverty and rewrite their future.
 
Sponsor a child now.
 

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Your support is vital to change children's lives.

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World Vision 40 Hour Famine

On the 1st-3rd July, incredible Kiwis like you helped kids who urgently need clean water. Thank you! There’s still time to support a fundraiser, see our Find A Fundraiser page to see how.

<h4>Crisis in Ukraine - Give now</h4>

Crisis in Ukraine - Give now

You can help children affected by the crisis in Ukraine by providing life-saving essentials like hygiene kits, educational supplies, safe spaces and support to help kids cope with trauma.

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Give a Smiles gift

Give a Smiles gift and change lives! No other gift compares to a pathway out of poverty. Give a goat today and you'll provide nutritious milk and income to vulnerable families.

<h4>Be Chosen as a sponsor</h4>

Be Chosen as a sponsor

Give a child the power to choose you as their sponsor. Sign up to be Chosen, and your photo is sent to a Child Sponsorship community, where you empower a child to choose.


Together we can protect vulnerable children.


Thanks to the support of people like you, we focus on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith. Together we can protect children today, and empower them for tomorrow.

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70 years of experience

World Vision New Zealand is part of the World Vision International partnership. Together, we've impacted the lives of over 200 million children across almost 100 countries by tackling the root causes of poverty.
 

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Maximum impact

We ensure all resources entrusted to us bring maximum impact. In 2020, 83.9% of World Vision New Zealand's total operating expenses supported international programs benefiting children, families and communities in need.
 

<h4>Reaching the most vulnerable</h4>

Reaching the most vulnerable

We're dedicated to helping vulnerable children thrive. We work with communities in the hardest places in the world to be a child. Helping children caught in emergencies, extreme poverty, or facing abuse and exploitation.
 



 

Cheru's life has changed forever.

Cheru no longer needs to walk more than 6km a day to collect dirty water; now, her whole community have access to clean, safe water. Thanks to your kindness and generosity, we're reaching one new person, like Cheru, with clean water every 10 seconds. Read Cheru's story.

Cheru (6), Kenya



You can help transform lives by tackling the root causes of poverty.

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Child Protection

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

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

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

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

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

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

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