Marion, 11, Kenya

All girls should be able to live a life free of fear

For girls in the developing world, gender equality isn't just about glass ceilings. It's about basic rights. Around the world, millions of girls are forced into harsh realities.

Early marriage violates girls’ rights to health, education and future opportunities. It exposes girls to violence throughout their lives and traps them in a cycle of poverty. Worldwide, 23 girls are forced to marry every minute.

Child labour is a violation, exploiting children through any form of work depriving them of their childhood, potential and dignity, it interferes with their education, and is mentally, and physically harmful.

Together, we are keeping girls in school, so they can receive a full education giving them more opportunities for their future. With your sponsorship, you can contribute to a generation of fearless girls.

You can sponsor a girl today. You can help set her free of fear. Free to learn, grow and to be the fearless girl she’s born to be.

Preeti, 9, India

Millions of girls have their rights taken away, are kept out of school, and forced to marry too young just because they are girls. Join our movement to sponsor 1,000 girls.

Sponsoring a girl with World Vision helps to break the cycle of poverty, provides support for a girl’s education and gives her a chance to reach her dreams.

Girls who are sponsored are more likely to go to school and receive regular health care check-ups, they are regularly monitored which keeps them safer.

As children become teenagers, sponsorship helps equip them for the future. Programmes can help improve their health and wellbeing and inspire them to give back to their community.

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What do I receive as a Child Sponsor? 

You get to be a part of your Sponsored Child’s life and to witness their community’s transformation. You’ll receive regular news about progress and achievements in your child’s community, annual updates and photos of your child and you’ll be able to connect with letters and emails.

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.

Can I visit my Sponsored Child?

Yes, visiting your Sponsored Child offers a unique opportunity to see first-hand the difference your sponsorship has made. If you are planning to visit your Sponsored Child, please contact World Vision New Zealand at least three months before you plan to leave so we can make arrangements with World Vision in the country you will be visiting. 

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.

Join the movement to Sponsor 1,000 girls!