Nicholas (10), Kenya
What if, instead of choosing a child to sponsor, a vulnerable child reached out for your photo and chose you? Chosen™ is our radical new invitation to Child Sponsorship, which puts the power to choose into a child's hands.
When you sign-up to be Chosen™, you'll step into a life-changing connection with your sponsored child and their community. You'll empower a child to make lasting change in their own life – and even in yours. It all starts with a first choice.
Children don’t choose to be married off, to get sick, to go hungry, to go to work, or to live in fear. Poverty steals their choices. It robs them of the chance to grow up healthy, to be educated, to achieve their dreams.
But you can change that today. You can put the power to choose back into a child's hands. It starts with a life-changing first choice. The power to choose you.
A choice that can lead to clean water, healthcare and vaccines, nutritious food, education, and a safer and brighter future.
When you sign up to be Chosen™, we send your photo to a community where vulnerable kids are waiting for sponsors. There, a child like Collins will have the chance to choose you as their sponsor. Watch the amazing moment when Joel found out that Collins chose him as his sponsor.
Our next choosing party will be happening really soon! Please provide your details below, and we will be in touch as soon as our next choosing party is confirmed. Alternatively, you can choose a child to sponsor, and start your sponsorship journey today.
Child Sponsorship empowers children, their families and their communities to help break the cycle of poverty. Your donation of $50 a month will help bring essentials like clean water, nutrition, education, healthcare and hope to a vulnerable child. It will help strengthen their entire community, caring for every child along the way and enabling the community to become resilient and self-sufficient.
Child sponsorship helps break the cycle of poverty by transforming communities.
Our decades of experience have proven that the most effective way to help a child is to strengthen their entire community, caring for every child along the way. In fact, because of our community-focused solutions, for every child you sponsor, 4 more benefit, too! Your sponsorship will help enable a community to lead their own development and become resilient and self-sufficient.
Your sponsorship keeps children safe. Children that are sponsored are regularly monitored, which protects them from dangerous situations and exploitation like child marriage and child labour. Sponsored children also are more likely to go to school and receive regular healthcare check-ups.
Please provide your name and phone number and we will be in touch to help.
How are you protecting children from COVID-19 at choosing parties?
We are doing all that is needed to keep children and their families as safe as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. Specific safety measures for choosing party events will vary depending on the country.
If I sponsor a child where does my money go?
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. Your Sponsor Child receives the benefits of this incredible change and their own lives are transformed.
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In 2020, 83.9% of World Vision New Zealand's total operating expenses were used for international program support that benefited children, families and communities in need. Learn more.