Sofía has a big dream. More than anything else, she wants to graduate high school. But for a family of 10 surviving on $78 a month, her dream can easily feel out of reach. With the support of a sponsor like you, a girl like Sofía can pull herself out of poverty and become a beacon of hope for her family, her community and herself.

In honor of International Day of the Girl, join us in celebrating girls around the world. Sponsor one today.

One extraordinary girl is waiting for you to help her write a new story. Search by country, birthday, age and more.




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Every day, girls around the world face unbelievable hurdles.
But your support helps her build a brighter tomorrow.

teens get married every day

Girls discover alternate paths to independence through our Social & Financial Education and job training programs.

1 in 4
report sexual abuse

Community centers offer girls a safe space, where staff is trained to recognize exploitation and put a stop to it.

give birth each day

Teens learn about their bodies and are empowered to be advocates for themselves in our peer-led Youth Health Corps.

496 million
women are illiterate

Our libraries, computer labs and tutoring programs give girls the resources they need to learn how to read, setting the trajectory for a successful adult life.

“I don’t want to give the impression that money is no object for me. I work hard to make a decent living. But my monthly contribution to Melody is pretty painless. I have now seen firsthand how far that money goes and how meaningful it can be to the people who receive it.”

- Becky H., CI sponsor since 2007

About Children International

Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, Children International is a top-rated humanitarian organization focused on helping children break the cycle of poverty.

Our data-driven approach measures the outcomes of our programs aimed at helping kids graduate healthy, educated, empowered and employed.

  • More than 35 years' experience in child sponsorship programs
  • Serving nearly 220,000 kids in 10 countries
  • 70+ community centers across the world
  • 9,000+ local volunteers help kids

Give with confidence

90% of CI donations go directly to the field

We're proud that 90% of our total expenses in 2017 went directly to the programs and activities that help sponsored children.


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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 $36 monthly gift supports

1. A safe place, like 70+ 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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