Child Sponsorship can be the difference for a child's life.

Ireen (8), Malawi

World Vision is scaling up prevention and relief interventions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are supporting efforts of our local partners, sharing stay-healthy messaging, helping to set up public hand washing stations, and distributing soap, sanitizer, and masks where appropriate. In places of extreme poverty, improving health, water, sanitation and hygiene saves lives – now, more than ever. Join us in these efforts.

Choose a child to sponsor, and start your sponsorship journey today.


$50 a month benefits more lives than you know.
Because of our community-focused solutions, for every child sponsored, 4 more children benefit too.

Debby's life has been transformed by her Sponsor. Watch her story.

Depending on the needs of your child's community, sponsorship projects focus on:


Clean Water

Reaching 1 new person every 10 seconds, World Vision is the largest non-government provider of safe water in the developing world.


Every year we provide millions of children with an education. 

Nutritious Food

Every year, we provide access to nutritious food to more than 5 million children.

Family Income

Growing family income enables communities to plan ahead and invest in their future.


We ensure the most vulnerable have access to healthcare services. Put simply, we save lives.

Child Protection

We’re protecting children wherever they are vulnerable - whether they're living on the streets, in refugee camps, or in their homes.

Emergency Relief

We respond to disasters with life-saving speed and then stay to ensure the lives of disaster-affected families and communities are rebuilt.


We are giving a voice to the world’s most vulnerable children.

Have questions about sponsoring a child?

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

A child can now choose you to be their sponsor, with our new invitation to Child Sponsorship.
Whether you are chosen or choose a child; your sponsorship will make a life-changing difference.


Can a child choose me as their sponsor?
Yes, for the first time child are now able to choose their sponsor. Whether you are chosen, or choose a child, your sponsorship will make a life-changing difference. Learn more about ChosenTM

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.

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.