Ireen (8), Malawi
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.
Liz Sakimura from Timaru, started her sponsorship journey in 2008 when she welcomed Norbert from Tanzania into her heart.
Since learning about poverty as a child, Liz was determined to make a difference in the world. "I think we all need to lend a hand to our neighbours in the world, as much as we can. We have so much, and we all have a little to share."
Sponsoring Norbert has inspired Liz's passion for supporting vulnerable children. "He is a wonderful young man… he has been a real inspiration".
In 2019, 45,000 children benefited from the life-changing relationship and support of New Zealand sponsor's like Liz. Sponsor a child today, and you can make a difference for a child like Norbert.
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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.
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.
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