FAQs

We have strong checks and balances in place to ensure it does. World Vision New Zealand does not tolerate fraud or corruption in its operations and programmes and we are committed to the highest standards of legal, ethical and moral behaviour in all we do. 

To make sure that corruption and fraud is prevented or detected in a timely manner, World Vision has implemented a number of measures including: 
  • World Vision staff – here in New Zealand and overseas – monitor and visit projects and organise audits of project finance to make certain that all funds are properly used
A management system has been set up that avoids any individual having exclusive rights to spend large amounts of money: 
  • Thorough background checks on staff are conducted
  • Local employees are trained to detect and deter fraud 
  • A whistle-blower system has been established so staff can report any suspicious behaviour  
Each project and National Office is accountable through a range of internal and external audit and programme quality review procedures. Reports are sent to the supporters who give us money and to the governments and authorities in the places where we operate, and to our industry peers. Additionally, World Vision complies with the requirements of funders such as MFAT. Our financial statements are externally and independently audited (in the same way and to the same standards which apply to New Zealand companies) and our annual reports are prepared to internationally acknowledged standards of transparency for not-for-profits.

Please contact us on 0800 800 776 or email us at email@worldvision.org.nz, to request a full copy of our latest financial statement. You can also read our Annual Report.
Through sponsorship of any kind with World Vision, as a child sponsor you contribute to empowering children and their communities to overcome poverty.

In the new Chosen invitation, you send your photo to a community where a child chooses you to be their sponsor. 

If you want to sponsor a child based on particular attributes – such as a child’s birthday, or a particular interest in country, gender, age, etc. then, the traditional selection will work best for you. 

Yes! Sponsored Children love to hear from you and love the opportunity to learn about New Zealand. In turn, you will receive a letter from your Sponsored Child or, if they are too young, written on behalf of them by their parents or a local World Vision staff member.

If you’re not sure what to write, why not tell them about your life in New Zealand, your family and what you like to do for fun. Remember to keep your letters short and simple as in many of the countries where we work English is not the first language of the World Vision staff translators.

Please include your sponsored child's ID and name on your letter and the back of the envelope. Do not write your address on the letter as it could fall into the wrong hands. Address the envelope to the World Vision address shown on your sponsored child's information sheet. 

Alternatively, sending an email to your Sponsored Child works just like sending them a letter through the post, only you don't need to go to the post box. Login to you My World Vision account to send an email your Sponsored Child. 

Yes, visiting your Sponsored Child offers a unique opportunity to see first-hand the difference your sponsorship has made. 

If you are planning to visit your child, please contact World Vision New Zealand at least three months before you plan to leave so we can make arrangements with World Vision in the country you will be visiting. 

Because we work with children, it is our policy that all visitors to World Vision programmes must undergo a Police Check before the visit can take place. If you are considering a visit to your sponsored child Please contact us on 0800 800 776 or email us at email@worldvision.org.nz.