FAQs

Yes, your new sponsored child will get your keep your photo. This is a wonderful way for them to start their friendship with you.
When you sign up to be chosen, you'll receive a series of emails keeping you updated on the process: when your photo arrives in the community, when the choosing party will happen, and when you'll find out about the child who chose you!

All sponsors will receive a special introduction to the child who chose them through email, as well as a special packet about the child and their community in the mail.
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.