Become a
child sponsor

Help provide a child with life-saving food and more.
Help them break free from poverty, for good.

Right now, for $54 a month, you can change a child's life – and yours. Your kindness will help a child and their community to break free from poverty, for good. You'll provide essentials like nutritious food, clean water, healthcare, education and more. Take the first step and Choose a Child or sign up to Be Chosen by a child as their sponsor.

How does Child Sponsorship work?


Sign up to sponsor a child
You can choose a child to sponsor or sign up to be Chosen. To be Chosen, send us your photo and give a child the chance to choose you as their sponsor.

Connect with your sponsored child
Each child is matched with one sponsor. You can build a relationship with your Sponsored Child and their community through letters, videos, encouragement and more.

See your gifts at work...
Your monthly gift is combined with other donations for maximum impact. Your support funds long-term resources for your Sponsored Child's whole community, like access to clean water and quality education.

... and celebrate the progress!
Your love, letters and donations result in real, lasting change for your Sponsored Child, their family and their community. Enjoy sharing the journey and celebrating with them along the way.

Watch Nancy's video to learn more about the power of Child Sponsorship

One of the best parts is the joy you can share with your sponsored child.

You can personally connect in so many meaningful ways. You’ll receive regular photos so you can watch them grow through the years, and updates so you can see the difference you're making in their life and community.

Your sponsored child will send you letters and drawings. And if you want to, you can write back to them too, by post or online, so you can become a powerful positive force in their lives.

Become a sponsor today.

Learn more about Chosen, our alternative approach to Child Sponsorship

<br>Learn more about Chosen, our alternative approach to Child Sponsorship

Instead of choosing a child to sponsor, you can sign up to be chosen by a child. Send in your photo and empower a child to choose you as their sponsor!

When you sign-up to be Chosen™, you'll step into a life-changing connection with your sponsored child and their community. You'll empower a child to make lasting change in their own life – and even in yours. It all starts with a first choice.

It's fun to find out who chose you and why. "Because you look smart" and "You're a united and cute family" are just some of the sweet reasons that children have shared so far. It's a life-changing first choice you can give a child today.

I want to be Chosen!

Have questions about sponsoring a child?

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Child Sponsorship changes children's lives by transforming the community where they live. Using your donations, we identify the causes of children's poverty and vulnerability and create development projects to address them. Child sponsorship pairs one sponsor with one child and allows you to connect through letters and photos.
Through Child Sponsorship, World Vision transforms the lives of your Sponsor Child’s whole community; enabling your child, their family, and their wider community to have access to better healthcare, education, water and economic opportunities.

To change a child’s life, you have to change the world in which they live. 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. It’s a pretty incredible change to be a part of!
In most cases, it will be throughout their childhood and into their teens. Many children remain in the sponsorship programme for the duration of World Vision's work in their community. In this way, you could follow their journey into young adulthood.

In some cases, children leave the sponsorship programme unexpectedly. For example, the child's family may move away from the area World Vision is working in. If this happens with your sponsored child, we will let you know as soon as possible and offer you sponsorship of another child.

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, and we’ll offer you another child to sponsor so the development process can begin again in another community.
When you sponsor a child, you build a special relationship that encourages your child with hope for the future. Your donations join forces with other sponsors to lift your child, their community, and other vulnerable children out of poverty for good. Your support helps pursue the physical, emotional, spiritual, and social well-being of vulnerable children.

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 2022, 84.4% 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.