A path to gender equality.

Every day, girls living in poverty face unbelievable hurdles. Recently, the United Nations released an initiative* to promote gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls. Through our programs, Children International works to achieve these goals:

  End all forms of discrimination against women and girls everywhere.
  Eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls.
  Adopt and strengthen sound policies and legislation to promote gender equality and empowerment.
  Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making.
  Ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health.

We’re helping girls help girls.
It’s a ripple effect.

Your support as a sponsor helps give a girl or young woman who is living in poverty the life skills, education and confidence she needs to transform her life. Through our community centers and programs, girls can rewrite their stories, empower their families and give back to their communities. It’s a ripple effect that can positively impact generations of women. 

Support the future of women around the world by sponsoring a girl in need
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Our programs help girls and boys break free from poverty.

6 million
children a year die from malnutrition before age 5

Getting and keeping children healthy is our goal. Our health programs like Youth Health Corps focus on developing healthy habits and connecting girls in poverty with services when they need help.

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496 million
women are illiterate

A good education is a child’s best chance to overcome poverty. Our libraries, computer labs and tutoring programs give girls the resources they need to learn how to read, setting the trajectory for a successful life.


teen girls get married each day

Through programs that build leadership, teamwork and confidence, our goal is to empower young women and girls who are living in poverty to overcome their circumstances.

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of the world’s youth (age 15–24) are unemployed

Mock interviews, résumé writing, connecting with employers in their communities — our programs help young women focus on developing skills to help them be successful at their jobs.


Girls can do anything! Get inspired with these stories.

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What is child sponsorship?

Child sponsorship connects two people — a sponsor with a generous heart and a child living in poverty.

From toddlerhood to young adulthood, our child sponsorship program equips kids with crucial life and job skills to break the cycle of poverty. For good.

Your $39 monthly gift supports

1. A safe place, like 67+ community centers around the world
2. A caring team of local staff and volunteers
3. A path out of poverty through life-changing programs and services

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