an Entire Community
The money we receive from child sponsorship is used to improve the educational opportunities of children in countries we work in.
Education has a direct impact on life expectancy and overall health. It’s also a powerful agent of change that can lift generations out of poverty - educated parents are more likely to see the value of education for their children.
In developing countries access to any kind of health care can be practically non-existent, especially for the more vulnerable members of society.
Child sponsorship funds the building of medical centres and training of staff such as mobile nurses and midwifes who can carry out work in remote villages.
The money we receive from sponsorship also helps create educational programmes surrounding preventable health issues, helping to reduce the burden on often stretched medical resources.
The success of Sponsorship
Water and Sanitation
Access to safe, clean drinking water and adequate sanitation is vital to improve children's life expectancy and overall health of children. Every year, 860,000 children die from water and sanitation-related diseases.
The money we receive from child sponsorship helps to build wells, pipework and sanitation facilities. It also helps roll out programmes that educate people on the importance of hygiene and how to be hygienic.
Communities for Disasters
When disasters strike, whole communities can be devastated. In developing countries there is often little in the way of support to help people survive famines, droughts, earthquakes or social upheaval such as war.
Child sponsorship helps fund programmes to ensure that people are better prepared for emergencies, and that support is made available to help them recover and rebuild their lives.