Through World Vision sponsorship you can give
a child the opportunity to live without poverty
Poverty is often the main reason why a family is forced to sell their child into slavery. World Vision Sponsorship is the best way to protect these children from exploitation because:
- We work with families and communities to value and protect children, ensuring that they can participate fully in community life.
- We provide quality education to children, ensuring that they learn about keeping themselves and others safe.
- We provide economic opportunities that help communities build better lives so that children do not need to be pulled out of school to work.
- We work with all levels of government in taking action to implement laws and policies that protect children from violence and exploitation – e.g. issuing birth registration documents to every child. We also work with corporations and other non-governmental organizations to ensure their operations promote child safety.
- We respect International Laws and implement special measures to protect children in crisis situations – e.g. Laws to prevent unaccompanied children from crossing the border after the Haiti earthquake.
- Our staff regularly monitor the sponsored children.
Children are much less likely to be trafficked or exploited if there are family members and other caring adults watching out for them. World Vision works to make sure that every child is cared for so that every child will be missed if they fall victim to any form of violence, abuse, neglect, or exploitation.
By sponsoring a child, you are not only helping them, but you are changing an entire community by helping to break the cycle of poverty. By combining sponsorships in that region, we can fund programs that help create sustainability in the community and give children the best opportunities for a stable and fruitful life.
With World Vision, protecting a child is simple.
Getting started is easy.
Meet your sponsored child through an introduction letter and videos directly from their community. Watch good things happen as you exchange letters, emails, and receive a yearly report.
You'll have access to online Community sites where you can discover your sponsored child's community, meet other children who live there, follow their progress and celebrate the successes.
As you see the positive changes unfold for your sponsored child, you'll want to tell others about how exciting it is to help change a child's life!
We put more dollars into programs that benefit children
and communities than any other charity.
The best way to change a child's life is to change the world they live in. That's why when you sponsor a child, you are not only helping them, but you are changing an entire community. By combining sponsorships in that region, we can fund programs that help create sustainability in the community and give children the best opportunities for a stable and fruitful life.
442,326 children, supported by Canadians, are attending school or vocational programs. World Vision donated 500,000 books to help children improve their reading skills.
World Vision provided 1.8 million people with access to clean drinking water, 5,340 new or rehabilitated wells and 126,660 latrines.
In Tanzania, Maganga Donald was just eight when he faced death after falling sick with diarrhea. During his treatment and recovery, Maganga learned what caused his illness: I was sick because I drank dirty water." Snails had contaminated the family's only source of water.
Today, the cycle of contaminated water and illness has been broken. With sponsorship funds, World Vision created a borehole that Maganga's family and the rest of the community use to extract clean water from deep within the ground. World Vision also helped the family stay healthy by installing a simple handwashing station in their home.
World Vision provided 30,000 metric tons of food to beneficiaries and treated 200,000 children suffering from acute malnutrition in 11 countries.
MENTORING NEW MOTHERS
Bimala, 28, has been volunteering as a guide mother for more than two years in Nepal. She teaches mothers of malnourished children to select and prepare nutritious food to help keep children healthy. Women [here] focus more on their field work and less on children. They are not aware of the importance of nutritious food."
With World Vision's support, she received training on early childhood nutrition, health and hygiene. She now conducts early morning classes for mothers in her community. Bilama uses this opportunity to show mothers how to prepare nutritious meals with locally available resources.
World Vision provided 2.9 million long-lasting, insecticide-treated bed nets to prevent malaria and 34 million doses of medicine to local health clinics overseas. 850,000 people have better sanitation facilities.
CIRCLE OF HOPE
The "Nutrition Circle" is a project that tackles malnutrition in El Salvador. Each nutrition circle is led by a "mother guide," a woman in the community who is trained in the basics of food safety and family nutrition by World Vision staff. Santos Idalia Escovar de Aviles, led a nutrition circle when her daughter Yeinmy was diagnosed with severe malnutrition.
Today, Yeinmy is transformed. She has gained weight, energy and enthusiasm. "She used to eat only a cornmeal drink; now her favourite foods are beans and pasta." says her mother. A healthy diet enables her to learn more effectively and boost her disease resistance, essential first steps toward a brighter future.
Not ready to sponsor a child yet?
There are other ways that you can help protect
children from slavery through World Vision.
Countries like South Sudan, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Sudan and Syria are far too dangerous and unstable for long-term child sponsorship programs. However, it is in these countries that children are the most vulnerable to being exploited.
Support our Raw Hope program to give children a better chance of survival with lifesaving essentials. Your donation will give hope to children who think help is impossible.
ONE TIME GIFT
Take Action Against
Your one-time gift will provide life-giving support for children suffering from exploitation and abuse. In partnership with children, families, local communities, governments and non-governmental organizations, you can help World Vision take concrete action to put an end to child slavery. Small donations add up to big change.
Choose a gift for yourself or for a friend or family member and help protect a child from exploitation and violence.