Help a child in crisis

why sponsor a child during the pandemic

When a crisis hits, it usually hits the poor hardest

Through sponsorship, your ongoing support provides the help every child in poverty needs to thrive. Especially during times of crisis, such as natural disasters, parental job loss or other emergencies, sponsorship assistance is even more crucial. It helps fill the gaps between what a child has and what they need.

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Why sponsor a child during times of crisis?

The impacts of natural disasters, pandemics, crashing economies and other crises are disproportionately harder on the poor and more vulnerable segments of society. The coronavirus pandemic put a halt to 25 years of steady poverty reduction. An additional 75 million to 95 million people are estimated to have fallen into extreme poverty between 2019 and 2022.* When you become a sponsor, you help provide:

    • Access to medical and dental care, and mental health resources
    • Education assistance, tutoring, youth programs and core life-skills training
    • A team of skilled staff and volunteers and the safety net of their support
    • Your support and encouragement of a child through a crisis
      • The support of a caring sponsor can mean so much to an impoverished child going through trauma. Having a new friend and mentor provides hope, confidence and strength as they struggle to navigate the unknown.

*Source: United Nations, 2022

Programming that addresses all stages of a child’s development

Learn how your support drives our programming under normal circumstances. Over the past 80 years, we’ve fine-tuned a high-impact, evidence-based approach that empowers children and youth to break free from poverty for good.

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You can protect a child in crisis

While all of our children urgently need the support of sponsorship, those with a "most at risk" flag are facing the least stable living circumstances. The criteria to determine those children at higher risk are related to basic necessities, and include availability of electricity, clean water, sanitary conditions, sleeping accommodations and presence of parents.
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