Sponsor an orphan and help protect a child
Could you give hope and support to a child who has lost one or both parents?
One of the best ways to help an orphan is through child sponsorship with World Vision.
An orphan child, growing up in poverty, is especially vulnerable to physical and sexual abuse, being forced into early marriage or child labour, and missing out on their right to education.
But thanks to sponsors in the UK and around the world, we’ve already impacted the lives of over 200 million vulnerable children by tackling the root causes of poverty.*
Sponsor an orphan for just 85p a day and save a childhood today.
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Hello, I’m Barkatou
Gender: Girl | My age: 12 | My home: Sirba, Niger
My birthday is on the 1st January and I have 3 sisters. I have lost my father. My favourite game is playing hide and seek. In Sirba life is hard for children like me. But sponsor me today and you can change my world for good.Sponsor Barkatou now
Barkatou's life in Niger
Barkatou’s daily needs:
For children like Barkatou, growing up in Sirba, hunger and malnutrition are facts of life. Parents can’t grow enough nutritious food to feed their children. Children often have to work to help their families make ends meet, instead of going to school.
- Children don't get enough food to eat, and often go hungry.
- Children get sick from drinking dirty water.
- Many children are afraid of abuse, at home and at school.
Your sponsorship can change Barkatou'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 an orphan?
The children who need sponsorship here include both
single orphans – who have lost either their mother or father -
and double orphans - who have lost both parents.
Whether as a baby or later, through conflict or illness, losing a parent is tragic. And without protection and support, a child is vulnerable to all kinds of abuse - halting her childhood and affecting her future.
Note: Children are sometimes shy in front of camera, so you may see a supportive relative or community member with them in their video.
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.