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How Child Sponsorship Helps Children

For just $28 per month, you can make a lasting difference in the life of a child.
For just $28 per month, you can make a lasting difference in the life of a child.

In the 75 years since ChildFund began operations, we have broadened our reach to many of the world's poorest countries to help children in need and their families. We have diversified our programs to meet a variety of needs, from large-scale projects to small, community-based initiatives. However, child sponsorship remains one of our core priorities, and this type of support has helped millions of children around the world. 

Making a Difference for a Dollar Per Day

Child sponsorship costs just $28 per month — less than the price of a cup of coffee every day— to support a child in 29 countries, and just $35 per month to sponsor a child in the United States. This can make a world of difference in the life of a child living in poverty. Your generosity allows us to provide children with access to clean drinking water, nutritious food, improved sanitation and education. 

Sponsorship not only helps individual children but entire communities, which benefit from agricultural programs, water projects, health care and job training that our donors' generosity provides. Thanks to the support of our child sponsors and monthly giving partners, we have been able to establish early childhood development programs in the Americas, Africa and Asia, giving children a firm foundation for education and better health.

Inspiring Others

Without the support of sponsors, many children would miss out on crucial opportunities to emerge from generational poverty and lead fulfilling lives. This is evident in the stories of ChildFund alumni such as Tariku.

Coming from a family of nine in a rural part of Ethiopia, Tariku, now 33, had little chance to take advantage of educational opportunities and lead the life he wanted to. Fortunately for Tariku, a sponsor decided to support him as a child, and thanks to this opportunity, he successfully graduated from university and is now pursuing a master's degree. Tariku says that serving as a role model for other children from similar backgrounds is important to him.

"One thing that I want to highlight is how ChildFund's work is fruitful," Tariku says. "Supporting one child means supporting the family. For instance, my family has benefited a lot. I have created work opportunities for my elder siblings by supporting them financially, and I was able to teach my younger sibling. I want to be a role model and pass this message on to other children who are receiving support from ChildFund to give credit for what ChildFund did for them."

Touching Lives

It is difficult to state just how transformative child sponsorship can be in the lives of children in need. Without this support, there is no telling which direction children's lives would have gone, and the effects of child sponsorship are often felt for many years, even after our alumni graduate from the program. Parents and siblings of sponsored children often see major change in their lives as well.  

Sponsoring a child is one of the most effective ways you can reach out to a boy or girl in need of support. Access to clean drinking water and nutritious food saves lives, and you can be a part of that. Your generosity will provide children with access to opportunities that would have otherwise been out of reach, such as the chance to attend school and receive an education. The impact it will have on a child's life is immeasurable. Help ChildFund fight child poverty and bring hope by becoming a child sponsor.

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ChildFund International has earned high ratings from Charity Navigator, the American Institute of Philanthropy and Charities Review Council.

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