World Vision Child Sponsorship

Child sponsorship is the most personal and effective way to fight poverty. Every Global 6K participant has the opportunity to sponsor the child on their bib. 

When you sponsor a child, you help provide essentials like nutrition, education, spiritual nurturing, protection, and more. Because of World Vision's community-based approach, for every child sponsored, four more children benefit.

Additionally, you can connect with the child through letters and photos. As you begin to form a relationship with your child and their community through the mail and online via World Vision, you will see that children from across the world are no different than the kids in your everyday life. They’re funny, smart, and resilient, and they all deserve to grow up healthy, loved, and empowered.

What does sponsorship provide?

  • Community-wide solutions such as improved schools, health services, and farming co-ops.
  • Regular monitoring of their progress and well-being by local staff.
  • Protection from abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
  • Activities such as children’s clubs, learning events, and community celebrations.
  • A life-enriching connection through any encouraging cards, letters, photos, or packages from you.
  • Opportunity to contribute as advocates and agents of change in their communities.

How does sponsorship work?

We partner with communities

Local staff partner with children, families, and the community to understand their needs and the issues that keep them trapped in poverty and put together an action plan. Our aim is to enable children, with their families and communities, to build a better future for themselves so they can thrive.

1 Child + 1 Sponsor

Vulnerable children are nominated by the community for the child sponsorship program. Each child is matched with only one sponsor. This one-to-one connection is a powerful way to share God’s love.

Your donation goes to work

85% of your donation goes directly to sponsorship ministry. Your monthly gift is combined with other donations to invest in long-term resources for your sponsored child, and your child’s whole community.

Time to celebrate

Your love, prayers, letters, and donations result in real, lasting change for children and families. Enjoy sharing the journey and seeing proof that your support is changing children’s lives and futures for good.

Additional Resources

The Global 6K and Child Sponsorship

Dive Deeper into World Vision's Sponsorship Model

Sponsorship Success Story

Ideas to invite others into Sponsorship (Coming soon!)