She is 6 years old and lives in a poor community in Ecuador. The $300.00 her family earns each month barely covers basic necessities. Your sponsorship can help fill the gaps and make a significant impact on her health, education and future.
It takes ONE person to help Sheryl Marcelina envision a future she's never known. Your $36 monthly gift is invested in the lives of some of the poorest children around the world to help put an end to generational poverty. Your sponsorship supports community centers in vulnerable areas where skilled teams deliver critical, effective programs to children who need them most. Are you ready to create lasting change for Sheryl Marcelina? Sponsor today.
In times of crisis, children in poverty are especially vulnerable and face uncertain futures. Your monthly gift of $36 will give your sponsored child access to life-changing benefits, like medical care, educational support, life skills and job training before graduation.
As a sponsor, you'll be able to see your impact firsthand through letters and photos from your child. You’ll learn about key programs specifically designed to address children's toughest issues in their fight to escape poverty.
Use the search tool to find a child waiting for a sponsor like you!
Note: Children with the “Most at Risk” flag are facing the least stable living circumstances and fewest resources. (more)
Questions? Call 1-800-888-3089, chat or send an email. Our team is ready to help.
"Sponsorship is something that melts my soul. You are never the same again..."
Marily R., CI sponsor since 1993
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.
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, many of which contain hand-drawn pictures.
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 during this time, as families around the world are having their lives upended by the lasting effects of the coronavirus. However, your sponsorship experience will begin a little 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.
82% 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.