Sponsor a girl today

how to sponsor a girl in need

Every day, girls in poverty around the world face unbelievable hurdles. Your monthly gift of $39 helps her build a brighter tomorrow, providing her with life-changing benefits and proven programs, including access to a safe space, a supportive team and a proven path to help her envision - and build - a future free from poverty.  

As a her sponsor, you’ll see your impact firsthand through letters and photos. Use the search tool to find a special girl waiting for you. Questions? Call 1-800-888-3089, chat or send us an email. View more options.




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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

How Child Sponsorship Works

What does my child receive?
  • Access to life-changing benefits through our innovative community centers, such as medical and dental care, empowerment initiatives and education programs focused on giving children the support and tools they need to be healthy, stay in school, graduate and create a lasting change in their community. (Our U.S. children are served through the University of Arkansas in Little Rock.)

  • Support from our dedicated staff and volunteers who are embedded in the community and committed to helping your child succeed. 

  • A personal connection with someone who cares (you!) and the invaluable knowledge that they are special and loved.

  • A chance for a better life free from poverty.

What can I expect as a sponsor?
  • A quick-start guide to child sponsorship along with more info about your child including a photo.

  • Photos and updates about your child on a regular basis.

  • Letters from your child, often with words of thanks from them and their parents or other family members.  

  • Access to MyCI, your online account, where you can view photos and learn more about your child, read and write letters, manage your giving, and connect with other sponsors. 

  • See your impact in action through updates and monthly emails. And the option to visit your child and tour our life-changing community centers.

  • A unique and rewarding opportunity to make a difference. 

Sponsorship continues providing life-changing help to your child

Your support is especially critical right now. Disadvantaged families around the world are trying to recover from the economic and emotional toll caused by the ongoing effects of the pandemic. Due to sporadic closures from spiking infection rates in some of the areas we serve, as well as other related factors, your sponsorship experience may begin a bit differently than it normally would.

FAQs about Sponsorship

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.

a woman reading a book to a young girl

“Through Children International and the personal connection you get through letters and pictures, it makes it more than just giving money…it's real.”

- Lina D., CI sponsor since 2014

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.


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