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.
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.
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
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 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.
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.
Children International is proud to support children, families and communities in India, the Philippines, Colombia, Ecuador, Zambia, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the United States.
81% of Children International’s total operating expenses fund programs for children and youth. So, the majority of your donation dollars go toward exactly what you intended — supporting children in poverty.
Child sponsorship is a voluntary, ongoing contribution you can cancel at anytime — you’re in charge of how long you sponsor (and how many kids you sponsor).
You can make changes to your monthly giving anytime. Please contact our Care Team to adjust, delay, or cancel. And because of our on-going commitment to our children from the time of sponsorship through graduation, your child will continue to receive benefits from the program, and we will work to find them another sponsor as soon as possible.
Children International is a global humanitarian organization connecting people in the fight to end poverty for good. Headquartered in Kansas City, we work in 10 countries, serving 200,000 children to create lasting change in their lives. We believe ending poverty starts with children, so we focus on programs and efforts for children and youth during the critical years. We build community centers, send volunteers to staff those centers, create educational and healthcare programs, and fund empowerment initiatives to help break the cycle of generational poverty.
If you recently attended a concert and received a child packet, you were provided with a code that you can use to begin sponsoring that child. Please click here to go to children.org/start and enter your code.
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.
women still can’t read
Our community center libraries, computer labs and tutoring programs help girls learn to read to empower their futures.
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.
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.
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.