Sponsor a child in East Africa
and change their life for good
For just 85p a day, child sponsorship in Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia has helped families to cope with the recent droughts and food crisis across East Africa.
Families living in World Vision's project areas are helped with:
clean water, food, healthcare and education so they can survive when crops fail.
Sponsor a child in East Africa and save their childhood.
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Hello, I’m Leah Samweli
Girl | My age: 6 | My home: Kilimatinde, Tanzania
My birthday is on the 5th May and I have 1 sister. My favourite game is playing with dolls. In Kilimatinde life is hard for children like me. But sponsor me today and you can help change my life.Sponsor Leah Samweli now
Leah Samweli's life in Tanzania
Leah Samweli’s daily needs:
For children like Leah Samweli, growing up in Kilimatinde, illness and life-threatening diseases are facts of life. Families struggle to grow enough food to feed their children. Classrooms are unsafe and there are few health centres. Many children suffer from diarrhoea caused by drinking unsafe water.
- Children don't get enough food to eat, and often go hungry.
- Children often get sick from drinking dirty water.
- Parents can't afford basics like school uniform and medicine.
Your sponsorship can change Leah Samweli's world, and her community, for good.
How Sponsorship Helps
When you sponsor a child for £26 a month it brings much needed change to one child… and many more. The benefits you help provide, extend to your child's family, their community and other children in need. This is because we partner, plan and work alongside local community members to help build healthy, sustainable communities for vulnerable children in the world’s hardest places.
We listen to the child's community and help to identify their main needs.
We work with the community to develop a long-term action plan.
We make sure immediate needs are met, then move on to start the process of deeper, sustainable change.
We train volunteers, empower local groups, and provide resources and support for the community to make changes that will last long into the future.
What will your donation actually change?
Because of our community-focused solutions, for every child you help, four more children benefit, too. Depending on the priority needs in your child’s community, as a sponsor you will be improving lives by providing:
Each year children are dying from diseases caught by drinking dirty water. World Vision is reaching one new person with clean water every 10 seconds and brings clean water to three more schools every day.
We save lives by training volunteer health care assistants, bringing vaccination programmes, and working with families to help protect their children from infection and disease ensuring the most vulnerable have access to healthcare services.
We deliver nutrition programmes and farmers' schools, teaching new techniques to grow stronger crops, protect the soil and grow kitchen gardens - helping families feed their children and saving millions of lives around the world.
Education can transform a child’s life. We’re improving basic literacy and numeracy and working alongside communities to help them better understand their children's rights, and raise their voices to protect and provide for their children.
We provide training in new skills, and support mothers to start their own businesses helping provide a stable income so children and families can have better nutrition, healthcare and greater access to education.
Create lasting change
When you sponsor a child, you transform their life by helping to create lasting changes for their entire community
Why choose World Vision?
We are the world’s largest international children’s charity, working to bring real hope to millions of children in the world’s hardest places.