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HOW CHILD
SPONSORSHIP WORKS

Sponsor a child, help fight poverty

You can sponsor a child and empower them to overcome the daily reality of extreme poverty.

Your sponsorship will provide a child with the fees and uniforms they need to go to school. By becoming a child sponsor, you’ll also give a vulnerable child the protection of a church-based Compassion project. Compassion children are given the opportunity to escape poverty and bring change to their families and communities.

How to sponsor a child

You can begin your child sponsorship journey today. On our website, we have details of children from around the world who are waiting for sponsors. Whether you want to sponsor a child in Africa, sponsor a child in Asia or sponsor a child in Central America, you’ll empower a child born into extreme poverty and bring them hope for the future.

If you’re looking to sponsor a girl, your sponsorship will empower her to stay in the classroom and help guard her against child marriage, child labour and FGM. Alternatively, you may want to sponsor a child in Africa and give an African child in need vital stability and security.

As these friendship quotes show, sponsoring a child is a way of beginning a friendship that will change your life and theirs for the better

How much does it cost to sponsor a child?

For just 83p a day, or £25 a month, you can sponsor a child directly. Our world-class international child sponsorship model means the child you sponsor directly receives the benefit of your monthly donations. Through your donations, letters and prayers, you’ll have a direct impact on a child born into extreme poverty.

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Children's stories: Collins

"Before I took Collins to the project, all I felt was despair. I was sure we would both die of starvation. But because of Compassion, I can see he will have a brighter future. If his sponsor was to look into my heart, she would see only joy."

-Collins' grandma, Nachi, Kenya

Children's stories: Collins

"Before I took Collins to the project, all I felt was despair. I was sure we would both die of starvation. But because of Compassion, I can see he will have a brighter future. If his sponsor was to look into my heart, she would see only joy."

-Collins' grandma, Nachi, Kenya

Considering which is the best child sponsorship organisation?

Compassion's child sponsorship model is the only child sponsorship programme proven to work by independent research. A group of professors from some of the world's leading universities found that Compassion child sponsorship brings change to children's lives:


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Education

Compassion graduates were 13% more likely to finish primary school and 41.6% more likely to finish secondary school.

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Employment

Compassion graduates were 14-18% more likely to have employment as adults and 35% more likely to secure white collar employment.

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Leadership

Compassion graduates were on average 30 to 75% more likely to become community leaders and 40 to 70% more likely to be involved in church leadership as adults.

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Child sponsorship testimonials: "Sponsoring could change your life too"

"It's taught me so much about God's heart for the poor. My sponsored children inspire me."

-Sophia, Compassion sponsor

Child sponsorship testimonials: "Sponsoring could change your life too"

"It's taught me so much about God's heart for the poor. My sponsored children inspire me."

-Sophia, Compassion sponsor

How does Compassion UK holistic child development work?

Our church partners find the poorest children in their local communities and register them into our programme, regardless of their faith or background. We then link each child with one sponsor who begins to make an incredible difference.

Our world-class programme brings change and hope: we don't simply respond to a child's need by handing out food or supplying them with clean water. Instead, your sponsored child will be given the care and resources they need to develop in every area of their lives - their mind, body and relationships.

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For just 83p per day


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For just £25 a month you can bring hope to a child living in poverty.

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Compassion’s Commitment to Child Protection

We place the love, care and protection of children above all other considerations.


Where are they now? 15 child sponsorship success stories

Does child sponsorship work? Compassion graduates share how they’ve overcome poverty.


Child sponsorship testimonials

Read our child sponsorship testimonials and discover more about the difference you can make.


How do you choose a child to sponsor?

Faced with the photos of many children all waiting for a sponsor, the decision can appear overwhelming. Here are some helpful tips that will make it easier…


Meet the champions behind your sponsored child’s photo

Behind every child there’s an army of family members and project staff cheering them on.


Stories from Compassion graduates

Meet Compassion graduates and find out how sponsorship has changed their lives.


Does Child Sponsorship Work?

Independent research shows that graduates from the Compassion Sponsorship Programme are more likely to stay in school for longer, have salaried jobs and be leaders in their communities and churches.


Visiting your sponsored child

Meeting your sponsored child can be life-changing. You’ll see first-hand that your sponsorship is making a remarkable difference.


One child given hope in a slum of despair

Chris and Brenda from York have helped a family overcome tragedy.


My sponsor kept me in school

“I want to be a lawyer to speak up for people who cannot speak for themselves.”


“My name is Alima”

You can change the life of one child.


“You cannot put a price on hope”

5 testimonies from 5 sponsors who’ve witnessed sponsorship in action.


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