FAQs

Child Sponsorship changes children's lives by transforming the community where they live. Using your donations, we identify the causes of children's poverty and vulnerability and create development projects to address them. Child sponsorship pairs one sponsor with one child and allows you to connect through letters and photos.
Yes, a child is now able to choose their sponsor. You can sign up to be Chosen. Whether you are chosen, or choose a child, your sponsorship will make a life-changing difference.

Learn more about Chosen.
The World Vision 40 Hour Challenge is New Zealand’s largest youth fundraising campaign. 

Every year since 1975, tens of thousands of young Kiwis have taken a stand through a 40 Hour Challenge to raise money and bring hope to thousands of children living in poverty in more than 40 countries. Some participants choose to give up something for 40 hours, like technology or talking. Or, you could get creative, by living out of a backpack or doing 40 acts of kindness– whatever your idea is, just go for it! 

So far, more than 3 million New Zealanders have participated and over $80 million has been raised – helping to transform thousands of lives both here in New Zealand, and around the world. 

We’d love for you to join us!

 
Climate change refers to any significant change in the state of the climate that persists for an extended period, typically decades.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the leading scientific forum for climate analysis, tells us that planet earth is currently warming in a historically unprecedented manner. While there are multiple complex drivers, it is primarily human activities, particularly agriculture, the burning of fossil fuels (coal, oil and gas), and the destruction of forests. These activities produce greenhouse gases, which collect in the atmosphere and, like a blanket, warm the surface of the earth. They are now at their highest levels in history.

Communities around the world are already feeling the impacts of climate change. Rising greenhouse gas levels are driving more frequent and intense storms, changes in rainfall patterns, increasing air and ocean temperatures, melting ice sheets and glaciers, and rising sea levels. These changes then go on to affect soil fertility, water availability, and ultimately the well-being of people and our environments.