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Nicholas (10), Kenya

Don't miss out on your invitation to be chosen as a sponsor and meet the child who will choose you this Christmas Eve.

This Christmas give a child the most powerful gift. The gift to choose you.

Too often, children living in poverty have no choice at all. Where they live, if they go to school, what they eat, or whether they eat at all.

2020 has been a difficult year for all of us. But what if you ended it by changing a life, for good?

This Christmas, give a child the most powerful gift. Give a child the power to choose you, and meet the child that choose you on Christmas Eve.

When you sponsor a child through Chosen, it will open a whole new world of possibilities for a child who has so few. An opportunity to learn. Eat nutritious food. Access to clean water. Hope for a future without poverty.

When you give a child the gift to choose you, it will change your life too.

You can be Chosen at the next choosing party!
Your photo will make its way to a community in Tanzania where an excited child will pick you as their sponsor on December 17th, 2020.

How it works


Sign up and submit your photo.
Your name and photo are sent to a sponsorship community, where staff are setting up for the life-changing choosing party! 

A child will choose YOU.
Some kids have waited for years to be chosen by a sponsor. Now, at the choosing party, it's their turn. Which child will choose you?

You'll see your gifts at work ...
You'll receive updates on the impact you're making in your Sponsored Child's life, through community projects helping kids thrive.

... and celebrate the progress!
You are a part of a mutually transforming journey that empowers kids and communities to build lasting change. 


I choose you because...

"I like the daughter's smile."

- Milli (5), Bangladesh

I choose you because...

"I feel like I know him!"

- Fahin (4), Bangladesh

I choose you because...

"Because you look smart."

- Rosemary (9), Kenya

Don't miss out on being Chosen at the next choosing party!

Sponsors are being chosen by children in Tanzania, on December 17th, 2020.

Being chosen by a child like Nicholas can change your life too.

<br><br>Being chosen by a child like Nicholas can change your life too.

Nicholas (10), Kenya

At 10-years old, Nicholas was empowered to make a choice that would change his life forever. 

Nicolas chose his new sponsor Melissa and her family, from the display at the choosing party in his community in Kenya. 

Being chosen by Nicholas has also changed Melissa's life forever, "It's powerful to have someone you haven't met believe in you," shares Melissa. "Being a part of this is so moving and powerful."

As a Sponsor Child, Nicholas will benefit from the long-term development programs that are lifting his whole community out of poverty. 

Sign up to be Chosen, and you can make a difference for a child like Nicholas.

When you sponsor a child, you change their life, for good.

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.

If you prefer, you can choose a child to sponsor.

<br><br>If you prefer, you can choose a child to sponsor.

You can choose which child's life you will change forever through sponsorship. Your sponsorship helps pursue the physical, emotional, spiritual, and social well-being of vulnerable children.

As a child sponsor, you walk alongside a child and their community, empowering the world's most vulnerable through long-term development programs.

I want to choose a child to sponsor

Have questions about sponsoring a child or being Chosen?

Please provide your name and phone number and we will be in touch to help.



Can I choose a child to sponsor?
Yes, you can choose a child to sponsor. Whether you are chosen or choose a child; your sponsorship will make a life-changing difference. Choose a child to sponsor, and start your sponsorship journey today.

What is a choosing party?
A choosing party is an empowering experience where children come together in their community, and for the first time, get to choose a sponsor. At a choosing party, photos that sponsors have submitted are displayed, and children are invited to choose their sponsor from the selection of photos. After choosing, they write a letter to their sponsor, letting them know why they chose them.

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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As part of an international partnership working in nearly 100 countries, World Vision New Zealand pursues the highest standards of stewardship and accountability.

In 2019, 83.3% 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 about our impact.