Child Sponsorship FAQs

Through Child Sponsorship, World Vision transforms the lives of your Sponsor Child’s whole community; enabling your child, their family, and their wider community to have access to better healthcare, education, water and economic opportunities.

To change a child’s life, you have to change the world in which they live. Your money does not go directly to your sponsor child, or their family, but enables World Vision to work with their entire community to have an even bigger impact and make long-term sustainable change for everyone. As a member of this community, your Sponsor Child receives the benefits of this incredible change and their own lives are transformed. It’s a pretty incredible change to be a part of!
We are doing what is needed to keep children and their families safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The safety measures we’re taking will vary depending on the country where children are choosing their sponsors. This could involve holding much smaller choosing parties where social distancing is in place, or going door-to-door so children can still choose their sponsors but from the safety of their homes. Measures such as mask-wearing, where needed, and frequent and thorough hand-washing will also be maintained.
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.
Chosen is a new invitation to child sponsorship where a child chooses his/her sponsor.
 
The sponsor can go online and submit a photo OR sign up at an event and have their picture taken. Their name and picture are then sent to a community where World Vision works, and a child from that community will choose them as their sponsor.
 
The sponsor will receive a photo of the child holding their photo, and a letter from the child explaining why they chose them. Then, like in all child sponsorship relationships, the sponsor and child can start a friendship, getting to know each other through emails or letters. And as that child’s sponsor, they’ll help the child’s entire community and other vulnerable children build real, lasting change.