What Do Children Need?

Worldwide, 570 million children are living in poverty. Parents too often lack the resources to give their children what they need. For too many families, access to health care is a luxury, and opportunities for education and employment are severely limited. ChildFund's programs address these issues so that children around the world can thrive at every stage of their lives.

A child's chance of accessing his or her true potential diminishes when any one of these factors is missing:

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  • ico_cleanwater.pngClean Water
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  • ico_education.pngEducation
  • ico_nutrition.pngNutrition
  • ico_opportunity.pngOpportunity & Protection
ChildFund makes a difference for 13.6 million people worldwide.

Children's Needs Change As They Grow

For children to access their potential as they grow, they need stability in all stages of their lives.

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    Infants & Children (0-5)

    Infants and young children need a healthy beginning. They also need to be secure enough to explore and learn all they can throughout the early years, when their most rapid development takes place.

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    Children & Young Teens (6-14)

    Children and young adolescents need access to education. They also need the confidence to explore new ideas, say what they feel, ask for what they need and form healthy relationships.

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    Youth (15-24)

    Youth need to be prepared to enter the work force. They also need the opportunity to build healthy relationships with their peers, families and romantic partners — and to be involved in the larger world.