Make a difference by sponsoring a child in Africa. Child sponsorship in Africa is one of the most impactful ways you can help fight poverty in Africa. Sponsorship improves an African child's access to clean water, food, health care and education, all for only $43 per month. Write letters, get photo updates and help children in poverty in the name of Jesus.

Sponsor a Child in Africa

Learn more about how child sponsorship helps.

Hunger and poverty devastate hundreds of millions of people in Africa, with nearly one-third of its 54 countries counted among the world's poorest. But you can make a difference. Sponsor a child in Africa through Compassion International and help combat these pressing issues.

When you sponsor a child in Africa, you help them grow and develop into healthy, thriving adults . Compassion's programs address the spiritual, physical, mental and emotional needs of each child. In partnership with local churches, Compassion International ensures that your support has a lasting impact on the sponsored child and their community.

Sponsoring a child in Africa allows you to invest words of hope and life in their hearts and minds. Your involvement, along with the local church caring for them, creates a sense of belonging and encouragement for the child, inspiring them to dream big and strive for a better future.

Your sponsorship creates lasting change. Compassion's child development centers provide ongoing support until children graduate from the program. This long-term commitment ensures that your contribution helps break the cycle of poverty and transforms lives.

Ready to make a difference? Sponsor a child in Africa today. Your support can provide an African child with the opportunity to go to school, receive essential health care and develop the skills they need to thrive. Join the mission of releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name, and together, we can create a brighter tomorrow for these children.

Child Sponsorship Through a Christ-centered, Church-based and Holistic Child Development Lens

By being Christ-centered, church-driven and child-focused, we have created a comprehensive and effective model for child sponsorship. This approach not only addresses immediate needs but also equips children with the tools and resources they need for long-term success and transformation.

  1. Holistic Child Development: We believe in caring for and developing every part of a child. Beyond addressing their immediate physical needs, our program focuses on nurturing their emotional, mental and spiritual well-being. By providing access to education, health care and safe environments, and by introducing them to the love of God, we ensure that sponsored children receive comprehensive support to thrive and reach their full potential.
  2. Local Church Partnerships: We work in partnership with local churches in communities around the world. These churches serve as a vital support system, providing safe and nurturing environments for children. Local church staff and volunteers deliver programs and services that cater to the unique needs of each child in their community, enabling sustainable and long-term impact.
  3. Christ-centered Focus: Our approach to poverty alleviation through child sponsorship is rooted in Christ’s life and teachings. We believe in the transformational power of faith and strive to nurture the spiritual development of sponsored children. Through local church partnerships, children receive spiritual guidance, participate in discipleship programs and learn about God's love and purpose for their lives. This holistic approach seeks to equip children not only for a better future but also for a life built on a relationship with Jesus.

By sponsoring a child with Compassion International, you become a life-changer, empowering a child to break free from the cycle of poverty, pursue education, receive health care and develop their God-given potential. Through our proven and distinctive model for child sponsorship, you have the incredible opportunity to offer powerful encouragement, love and support as the child journeys through life.

Take action today and become a beacon of hope in a child's life: Sponsor a child and help break the cycle of poverty. Together, we can transform lives and build a world where every child thrives. Take the first step now and change a life forever.

What Your Child Sponsorship Provides

How You Help Change a Life When You Sponsor a Child in Africa Through Compassion International Today

With a monthly sponsorship of just $43, you can provide an African child with the following crucial support:

  1. Malnutrition monitoring and intervention: Children living in poverty often lack access to nutritious food, which can lead to malnutrition and its associated health issues. Regular monitoring and intervention programs help identify and address malnutrition early on, ensuring that children receive the nutrients they need for healthy growth and development.
  2. Medical care and regular checkups: Children in poverty face various health challenges due to inadequate living conditions, limited access to health care and exposure to unsanitary environments. Providing medical care and regular checkups is crucial for addressing immediate health issues, preventing the spread of diseases and promoting overall well-being among these children.
  3. Individual mentoring and love: Children living in poverty often face social and emotional challenges because of their difficult circumstances and limited support systems. But local church staff members know and love each child, and this supportive community provides them with positive role models, emotional support and guidance, which can help build their self-esteem, resilience and social skills.
  4. Education assistance and skills training: Access to quality education is key to breaking the cycle of poverty. Providing educational assistance, such as school supplies, tuition support and scholarships, ensures that children have the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills that can empower them to improve their circumstances in the long term.
  5. Encouraging words and support from you, their sponsor: Children in poverty often face discouragement and feelings of hopelessness. Encouraging words and support from sponsors can have a significant impact on their self-esteem and motivation. By providing positive affirmation, emotional support and a sense of belonging, sponsors can inspire and empower these children to strive for a better future.
  6. An introduction to the love of God: Our local church partners faithfully model Christ’s love and share the gospel, giving children the opportunity to know Christ as their Savior, hope and anchor in the midst of their difficult circumstances.

Together, these focuses address the most critical needs for children living in poverty, caring for them physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. By offering these resources and supports, sponsorship empowers them to overcome challenges, break the chains of poverty and develop into their God-given potential.


About Sponsoring a Child in Africa

$43/month will provide your sponsored child with

Malnutrition monitoring and intervention

Medical care and regular checkups

Individual mentorship and love

Education assistance and skills training

Encouraging words and support from you, their sponsor

An introduction to the love of God

What you'll receive through sponsorship

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A Pen Pal

Through heartfelt letters to and from your sponsored child, you'll learn about each other's lives, offering both prayer requests and encouragement. You'll witness the impact of your support on their life, gradually lifting them from the claws of African poverty.

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Photos Of Your Child

Witness the growth of your sponsored child through photos shared from their Compassion Center. You'll observe their transformation, which is a testament to the difference sponsoring a child in Africa makes.

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Updates/Prayer Requests

Stay updated on your sponsored child's well-being and their community's circumstances. Regular prayer requests and information on local crises affecting them will help you understand the challenges of African poverty and your sponsored child's journey.

Making an Impact in Africa:

Compassion is making a powerful impact in Africa. Through your contribution to sponsor a child in Africa, you play a pivotal role in this mission, turning the tide on poverty and transforming lives, one child at a time.


Children in the Compassion program are up to 40% more likely to finish secondary education


Children in the Compassion program are 80% more likely to graduate from college


Children in the Compassion program are up to 75% more likely to become leaders in their communities

Your contributions are stewarded wisely to help children around the world

We're committed to the highest standards of financial integrity and accountability, only using money for the purpose it was raised, regularly performing audits to ensure our programs are well managed and funds are properly disbursed and applied and balancing low administrative and fundraising costs with high-quality programs.

How Sponsor a Child Funds Are Used - Compassion International
of total expenses were for program development and delivery
of total expenses went to fundraising to further advance the mission
of total expenses went to administration to reach even more children
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We exceed governance benchmarks

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We are accredited for upholding integrity

The Future We Are Creating: Sponsor African Child, Today

Sponsoring a child in Africa is not just about providing immediate assistance, it's about nurturing sustainable change for their future. The act of sponsoring can ignite the spark of hope in a child, driving them to break free from the chains of poverty.

Beyond Basic Needs: Education and Job-Skills Training

Your sponsorship of an African child does not only provide them with food, clean water and healthcare. It goes a step further by guaranteeing education and job-skills training, which are pivotal to breaking the cycle of poverty. The reality is, African poverty is a complex issue, but your contribution plays a key role in creating long-lasting change.

The Ripple Effect of Sponsorship

When you choose your sponsor child in Africa, and give them the opportunity to go to school, you help unlock their potential. You give them the tools to build a brighter future, which extends beyond them to their families and communities. The ripple effect of your act can lead to a dramatic decrease in the poverty rate in their community, even in Africa as a whole.

Empowering a Child

With each child sponsorship, we strive to instill confidence, self-esteem and the aspiration to succeed in each child. We believe that every child, no matter where they are born, deserves the opportunity to thrive. Your decision to sponsor a child can bring that belief to life.

Witness the Transformation

In turn, sponsoring a child in Africa offers you a unique opportunity to witness the transformational journey of a child. You can see firsthand the impact of your sponsorship as you exchange letters, receive photos, and read updates on their progress. This experience is sure to touch your heart and further highlight the importance of our mission.

The Power of Sponsorship in Tackling African Poverty

By taking the step to sponsor a child in Africa, you're making a significant difference, not only in a child's life but in the broader struggle against African poverty. We believe that every child deserves a chance for a better future, and together, we can help make that future a reality.

Join Us Today – Sponsor African Child

Now that you know how to sponsor a child in Africa, you can experience the joy of transforming a life, and in the process, be transformed yourself. Your commitment to sponsoring a child in Africa might just be the beacon of hope that lights up their world. Remember, every child matters, every action counts, and together, we can change the world, one child at a time. Discover what child sponsorship is and how it helps children in Africa.