How Child Sponsorship Helps

Have you ever wondered how child sponsorship helps? When you sponsor a child, you empower them to create a brighter future for themselves, their families and their communities.

Through child sponsorship, you empower a local church to share the gospel, provide medical care, fight malnutrition and offer other necessities that meet a child’s right-now needs. And in partnership with the church, you help offer education support, skills training and encouragement, giving a child the confidence and tools they need to journey out of poverty.

In other words, child sponsorship breaks the vicious cycle of poverty while providing life-giving hope in the middle of difficult circumstances.

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Why Sponsor a Child With Compassion?

Compassion International's child sponsorship program has resulted in millions of lives changed across the globe. How? It’s because our program is:

  • Christ-centered: True transformation begins with the hope of the gospel. We share Jesus with every child in a culturally relevant way.
  • Church-driven: We partner exclusively with local churches, equipping them to know, love and protect children in their communities.
  • Child-focused: We work to address the critical needs of a child’s entire well-being. We tailor our support to each child’s unique needs and circumstances.

The True Impact of Sponsorship

Sponsorship doesn’t stop at providing for a child’s immediate physical needs. In fact, sponsorship helps children thrive physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, changing everything for a child living in poverty. Sponsorship*:

  • Helps deepen relationships with Jesus. 86% of Compassion alumni say that letters from their sponsor helped them learn about Jesus.
  • Increases self-esteem and confidence. 82% of Compassion alumni surveyed agree that their relationship with their sponsor increased their feeling of self-worth.
  • Equips children to be change-makers. 90% of Compassion alumni surveyed serve in their communities, helping to break the cycle of poverty.
  • Inspires lasting hope. 90% of Compassion alumni surveyed agree that their relationship with their sponsor motivated them to be hopeful in the midst of difficult circumstances.

* Independently Verified Stats

Child Sponsorship Changes Lives

Child sponsorship is changing the lives of children and families living in poverty around the world.

"My sponsor is always telling me about the love of God, which makes me want to be good for Jesus. I pray that all children get a sponsor like my own."
-ABRAHAM, a sponsored child in Ghana
"When I hear a person who has never seen me in her life say that she loves me, it gives me more strength to fight, to live and to continue."
-CECILIA HOLANDA, Leadership Development Program student in Brazil


Through a relationship with a local church and a caring sponsor, a child is able to discover his or her true value.

For $43/month, a sponsored child receives:
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that unlocks the potential within their heart

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to defeat illiteracy and provide critical skills

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to protect against malnutrition

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to fight back against disease and sickness

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through a local church to overcome fear and hopelessness

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to protect from crime, violence, and danger

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Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act. Do not say to your neighbor, "Come back tomorrow and I’ll give it to you" - when you already have it with you.

- Proverbs 3:27-28


Compassion Sponsor
We Love Our Sponsor Child
Choosing to sponsor a child was a great decision for our family. We chose a child who was the same age (7) as our oldest daughter at the time. We have been sponsoring her for nearly ten years now, and enjoy writing back and forth through letters. We love to see how she has matured and see the drawings she writes us on our letters. We continue to pray for her and her family, and that the sponsorship benefits them physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.
Compassion Sponsor for Over 10 Years
I Love my 18 sponsored Children! :)
I Love being a sponsor to 18 kids 2 from Peru, 2 from Mexico, 2 from Nicaragua, 1 from Uganda, 1 from Guatemala, 1 from Haiti, 1 from Indonesia, 1 from Rwanda, 1 from Colombia, 1 from Phillipines, 1 from Kenya, 1 from Burkina Faso, 1 from Brazil, & 1 from El Salvador. It is a blessing to be able to help that many kids & teach them about what veggietales is & what veggietales is about & about safety being 1st at times. :) I continue to sponsor them. :) I'll sponsor more when it's time. :)
Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.
Compassion Sponsor
It's a pleasure for me to help children who have great educational and spiritual needs. God will surely bless Compassion and the sponsors in general. I wish a good continuation and success.
Yes, I would recommend Compassion to a friend.

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