#createhope for girls in poverty

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Around the world, girls face some serious challenges:

teen girls get married every day

Our Social & Financial Education and job training programs give girls alternate paths to independence.

1 in 4
report sexual abuse

Our community centers are safe spaces, where staff is trained to recognize and stop exploitation.

give birth each day

Our peer-led Youth Health Corps teaches teens about their bodies and options.

496 million
women still can’t read

Our community center libraries, computer labs and tutoring programs help girls learn to read to empower their futures.

“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 world-changer 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 250,000 kids in 10 countries
  • 70+ community centers across the world
  • 8,000+ 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.


sponsor a child

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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