Sponsor a child in Uganda
and change their life for good
Right now, in Uganda, one family in five lives in poverty.
But for just 85p a day you can be the difference in a child’s life.
And it works. Together with our supporters we’ve already impacted the lives of over 200 million vulnerable children by tackling the root causes of poverty.*
Sponsor a child in Uganda and save a childhood.
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Hello, I’m Rafael
Gender: Boy | My age: 3 | My home: Busitema, Uganda
My birthday is on the 6th February and I have 1 sister. My favourite game is playing ball games. In Busitema life is hard for children like me. But sponsor me today and you can change my world for good.Sponsor Rafael now
Rafael's life in Uganda
Rafael’s daily needs:
For children like
- Families are struggling to grow crops because of unpredictable weather, so children don’t have enough nutritious food to eat.
- Many children don't go to school, and those who do struggle to do well because classrooms and facilities are poor.
- Children don’t feel safe, and many are afraid of being abused.
Your sponsorship can change Rafael'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 Uganda?
The vast majority of Ugandans work in agriculture, but almost 20% of families are living in poverty. The country is recovering from years of conflict and the terrible affects it's had on the lives of many children. Unemployment, child poverty and disease are sadly rife.
Child sponsorship in Uganda: the facts
• 6.5% of the Ugandan population are either HIV positive or are living with AIDS.
• During the civil war an estimated 25,000 children were kidnapped by the rebel group the Lord’s Resistance Army. They were forced to be labourers, frontline soldiers and many were sexually exploited. It will take time for them to recover and rebuild their lives.
World Vision has been working in Uganda since 1972.
Our key achievements so far have included:
• improving access to primary education,
• healthcare and nutrition training for mothers and caregivers,
• reducing the spread of malaria and of HIV.
We're also counselling former child soldiers and reuniting them with their families.
You can find out more about our child sponsorship work in Uganda, here.
Please sponsor a child in Uganda and save a childhood today.
Together we’ve impacted the lives of over 200 million vulnerable children by tackling the root causes of poverty.*
*Based on data over a five-year period (2012-2016) reflecting direct beneficiaries for both development and humanitarian emergency programmes. This is combined with the number of children where World Vision has contributed to multiple policies addressing causes of vulnerability for children with evidence of at least one of them being implemented. Eliminating for any potential overlap the total number of children reached through World Vision’s three lines of ministry (development, humanitarian and advocacy) is 200 million. The methodology World Vision uses to carry out this calculation undergoes an external audit in order to refine and strengthen how we count our contribution across all areas of our work.