Sponsor a child in India
and change their life for good
Many children in India's urban slums and rural areas face child poverty.
The good news is, your child sponsorship can help an Indian child benefit from a better education, clean water, child protection, food and healthcare – for them and their community.
And, even better, whether you sponsor a girl or a boy, because of our community-focused solutions, for every child you help, four more children benefit, too.*
Sponsor a child in India for just 85p a day and save a childhood.
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Mariama's life in Niger
Mariama’s daily needs:
For children like Mariama, growing up in Komabangou, hunger and malnutrition are facts of life. Families don’t know how to grow enough food for their hungry children. Many children in the area leave school early to work and help the family earn a living. Those who remain in education must study hard to succeed despite overcrowded classrooms and poorly-trained teachers.
- Children don't get enough food to eat, and often go hungry.
- Parents can't afford to buy clothing and school books for their children.
- Schools are overcrowded and teachers are poorly trained.
Your sponsorship can change Mariama'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.
What makes child sponsorship special?
What do I get as a sponsor?
Why sponsor a child in India?
In recent times, India's economic growth has created new opportunities. But many children in urban slums and rural areas are still living in abject poverty.
By sponsoring a child in India you can help them benefit from the development and growth around them – as well as future employment chances – with access to clean, safe water, food, healthcare and an education.
Child sponsorship in India: the facts
• 22% of people live below the poverty line.
• In a group of 20 pre-schoolers, seven will be underweight.
• Poverty is at its worst in rural areas and is often accompanied by high levels of illiteracy and poor health.
• We’ve been working in India since 1960.
Together, we're improving sanitation, access to healthcare and sustainable farming techniques for stable food sources. Young women have been empowered to enter the workplace, immunisation rates have increased to 85% in rural communities and we have helped local governments uphold child labour laws.
You can find out more about our child sponsorship work in India, here.
Please sponsor a child in India and save a childhood today.
Because of our community-focused solutions, for every child you help, four more children benefit, too.*
*Based on 1,000 development programmes in 50 countries across all seven of World Vision’s regions. The data is based on averages of the number of sponsored and registered children plus the number of additional children who directly benefited from World Vision’s programming and are tracked using World Vision’s child monitoring system.