Sponsor a child in Africa
and change their life for good
For just 85p a day you can be the difference in an African child’s life.
Child sponsorship can provide lean water, food, healthcare and education - for them, their family and their entire community.
World Vision's sponsorship programmes are helping children right across Africa, in Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Niger, Senegal, Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Tanzania.
Sponsor a child in Africa and save a childhood.
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Hello, I’m Lahai
Gender: Boy | My age: 8 | My home: Jaiama Bongor, Sierra Leone
My birthday is on the 24th November and I have 3 brothers and 2 sisters. My favourite game is playing football. In Jaiama Bongor life is hard for children like me. But sponsor me today and you can change my world for good.Sponsor Lahai now
Lahai's life in Sierra Leone
Lahai’s daily needs:
For children like Lahai, growing up in Jaiama Bongor, malnutrition is a fact of life. Families don’t have enough money to provide children with the essentials. Many children don’t go to school. Those who go to school struggle to succeed because of overcrowded classrooms and poorly-trained teachers.
- Children don't eat enough nutritious food to grow up healthy and strong.
- Schools are badly overcrowded and teachers are poorly trained.
- Parents can't afford basics like school uniform, school books and medicine.
Your sponsorship can change Lahai's world, and his 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.