Sponsor a child in Bolivia
and change their life for good
In Bolivia's remote communities children can find it hard to get healthcare, sanitation, a good education or even healthy food. Malnutrition and domestic violence are common.
But, through our projects around the globe, every 60 seconds … a family gets water … a hungry child is fed … a family receives the tools to overcome poverty.*
For just 85p a day, your sponsorship can bring all of these things to a Bolivian child, their family and their whole community.
Sponsor a child in Bolivia and save a childhood.
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Lahai's life in Sierra Leone
Lahai’s daily needs:
For children like Lahai, growing up in Tegloma, malnutrition and the fear of disease are facts of life. With no proper protection in place, children don’t always feel safe, and are scared of abuse. Children who are able to attend school struggle as there is no access to clean water, no toilets and classrooms are overcrowded.
- Children don't get enough food to eat, and often go hungry.
- Children get sick from drinking dirty water.
- Many children live in fear of abuse, at home or school.
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.
What makes child sponsorship special?
What do I get as a sponsor?
Why sponsor a child in Bolivia?
Bolivia is one of Latin America’s poorest countries particularly in indigenous and rural communities where access to healthcare and sanitation is scarce. Malnutrition, domestic violence and child abuse are widespread.
Child sponsorship in Bolivia: the facts
• 39% of the population live below the poverty line.
• Life expectancy in Bolivia is just 69.
• 7% of people are illiterate.
World Vision has been working in Bolivia since 1975.
Child sponsorship has funded special orphanages and provided educational equipment, community healthcare and sustainable farming practices for better family income and child nutrition.
You can find out more about our child sponsorship work in Bolivia, here.
Please sponsor a child in Bolivia and save a childhood today.
Every 60 seconds … a family gets water … a hungry child is fed … a family receives the tools to overcome poverty.*
*Based on an average of 2.86 million people per year over the last five years (2013-2017) reached with access to clean water. An average household of five individuals results in 571,746 families/ 31.536 million seconds per year resulting in 1.09 families every 60 seconds. The data is published in the World Vision WASH Annual Review.
Based on an average of 4.9 million children receiving food assistance per year over the past four years/ 31.536 million seconds per year resulting in one child per seven seconds. The data is published in the World Vision Food Programmes Master Report and Summary of Annual Figures.
Based on 829,002 new households reached by VisionFund in 2016 it can be stated that one new household is reached every 38 seconds (829,002/ 31.536 million seconds per year), equivalent to 1.6 households every 60 seconds. In addition, World Vision livelihoods programmes have significant reach both within and beyond the VisionFund programme areas. In 2016 these programmes supported 463,800 new and existing savings groups members, in addition to training 106,500 farmers in productive and sustainable farming practices. If the number of non-overlapping VisionFund and World Vision livelihood households reach is considered, the true number being empowered through microfinance loans, savings groups, farmer trainings and other poverty alleviating approaches is likely to be over one million, or equivalent to about two households every 60 seconds.