Landscape urban view of Cochabamba, Bolivia. This crowded, impoverished community lacks proper sanitation and running water in schools, trained teachers and money for school supplies — making the need for sponsorship critical. Save the Children is working hard to help kids stay healthy and stay in school through sponsorship programs.  Photo credit: Susan Warner, September 2015.

How Sponsorship Works

Child sponsorship is a way of giving that connects one compassionate person (like you!) with one child in need. Sponsoring a child gives her the chance to grow up healthy, educated and safe – forever changing the course of her life and future. And you just might find that it changes you, too.

When you sponsor a child, Save the Children combines your monthly support with the support of other sponsors to help your sponsored child and others — creating a "ripple effect" of positive change throughout your child’s community.