The power to choose
in a child's hand.

Rosemary (9), Kenya

Due to the increased risk with COVID-19; unfortunately, we’ve decided to postpone our choosing parties for the time being.

The scale and spread of COVID-19 is affecting us all. We hope and pray you're taking the right precautions to manage your own health at this time. In many countries where World Vision sponsored children live, the risks are even greater – health systems are weak and many people won't have doctors and health professionals to turn to if they fall sick. Learn more about World Vision's response.

As governments across the world suspend gatherings, we're hitting pause on our ChosenTM activities until these events can be hosted without risk. Protecting the children is still our top priority.

Now more than ever, we need your support. The children and communities we work with are among the most vulnerable in the world. You can sponsor a child now to ensure our work continues as we are doing all that we can to keep vulnerable children and communities safe. Alternatively, you can register your interest below to be ChosenTM. Thank you for your understanding and continued support.

You can make a life-changing difference for children and families.
Because of our community-focused solutions, for every child sponsored, 4 more children benefit too.

Register your interest to be Chosen.

Enter your details below and we will get in touch when we have more information available about Chosen. 





Chosen is a child’s unique opportunity to transform their life — and yours.

How it works

Sign up and submit your photo.
Your name and photo are sent to a sponsorship community, where staff are setting up the kids' choosing party! (Stay tuned for the date.)

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 get regular updates on the changes you're making in your Sponsored Child's life, through community projects that help ALL kids thrive.

... and celebrate the progress!
You are a part of a mutually transforming journey that empowers kids and communities to build lasting change. Children have the power to change their own lives... and your life too.

"Because you look smart."
- Rosemary, 9, Kenya
"I feel like I know him!"
- Fahin, 4, Bangladesh
"You're united and you're a cute family"
- Greisy, 3, Guatemala


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.

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. As a member of this community, your Sponsor Child receives the benefits of this incredible change and their own lives are transformed.

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 long will I sponsor my child?

In most cases, it will be throughout their childhood and into their teens. Most children will be in the sponsorship programme until their community has begun to reach most of its goals, and become self-sustainable. As a project comes to a close we will let you know of the achievements in the community so you can celebrate with us.

“He is a doctor, and that’s why I like them, and they are all smiling. I saw many but have chosen the best! I love you!” - Milli, 5, Bangladesh

5-year-old Milli doesn’t know for sure if her Sponsor is a doctor, but because his shirt is tucked in and he wears glasses, she assumes he is.
Choosing her sponsor has empowered Milli to follow her own dream of one day becoming a doctor.
She sees her own family in the photo she chose, “I love them because they have three in the family, and we have three in the family. They have a daughter, and I am daughter.”

We ensure all resources entrusted to us are used effectively to bring maximum impact.



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.