Sponsor a Child

Every child is special—uniquely made by God.

We aspire to love each child as God does, and help them receive: good health, good skills, good relationships—and the opportunity to hear the Good News.

Thanks for considering sponsoring a child! Below you'll find available children for sponsorship. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact our friendly team at 0800 800 777.




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How it Works

Tearfund partners with Compassion International to offer children in need of a hope more powerful than poverty. There’s nothing better than knowing you’re making a real difference in the life of a child.

Here’s how it works:

Choose the child you’d like to connect with and sponsor them. They’ll attend a programme run by the local church to learn, grow, play and develop.

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Get to know your sponsored child through letter-writing. It’s quick and easy to write online, and letters have a powerful effect.

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Your support gives a child life-changing opportunity to develop spiritually, socio-emotionally, physically and economically.

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Your Sponsorship in Action

From $56 a month, you can help provide your sponsored child with:


Educational support and vocational training


A safe place to learn, play with friends, and grow


Nutritional support to treat and prevent malnutrition


Character and confidence-building opportunities

An opportunity to hear the Gospel and grow their faith


Emergency support in times of disaster and crisis


A loving church community and healthy relationships


Regular medical checkups and immunisations


Love and support through your own correspondence


Former sponsored children share what sponsorship means to them... 



“When I was seven, I was shining shoes in the streets. When I was 14, I was fixing and assembling computers. And when I was 23, I was already an IT Manager for a group of companies in the east of Dominican Republic. Because someone decided to invest in my life. Because someone decided to sacrifice so I could have opportunities.”

Tony Beltran, National Director of Compassion Dominican Republic


Dreams fulfilled

“One day I shared my dream with my sponsor in a letter. I told her I wanted to become a doctor when I grew up. Her reply was simple: ‘Yanelly, I love you and I believe in you.’ Sometimes you can’t believe in a dream until someone else believes it with you. Today, I’m a doctor, a wife, and a mother to a precious daughter of God. My dreams came true.”

Yanelly Suero, Doctor from Dominican Republic



A purpose for my life

“Before sponsorship, I experienced hunger, as my family’s small piece of land was our only source for food. But sponsorship changed my life. I received a scholarship to go to university and finished my MA in Plant Science. Now, I’m studying for my PhD in the United States so I can focus on food security and how we can create policies to help more farmers like my mum have enough to eat.”

Collins Bugingo, PhD student from Uganda

Sponsor with Confidence.

Our Child Sponsorship Programme works. Independent research shows Compassion sponsored children stay in school longer and are more likely to grow up to be employed and leaders in their churches and communities.

Sponsored children are

14 - 18%

more likely to have salaried employment as adults



more likely to complete a university degree



more likely to finish their secondary education

An unlikely friendship

Andrea and Nova

What started as a sponsorship journey between two mums grew into a deep friendship. Oceans apart, Andrea from Australia and Nova from Indonesia realised they wanted the same for their growing boys – a loving family, to know their Creator, and a future full of possibilities.

Watch Andrea and Nova meet face-to-face for the first time in Indonesia.

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Where Compassion Works

Through Compassion’s Child Sponsorship and Mums and Bubs programmes, over 2 million children across more than 25 developing countries receive care, love and support through their local church partner. Learn how each country adapts our programmes to meet the unique needs of their communities and see children released from poverty in Jesus’ name.

Read how your sponsorship can make a difference.


Sponsorship helped Ariane overcome poverty

A former sponsored child, Ariane Sagusara-Mapula, grew up in a family that faced many challenges.


Seven reasons to sponsor a child

Whether you are a child sponsor or are thinking about becoming one, here are seven ways your support can help transform a child’s life.


The joy of tasting clean water for the first time

Eight-year-old Egodine lives in a small community in northwestern Burkina Faso, where there is no easy access to safe water or electricity. So, when she heard her Compassion centre was digging a new borehole at the church, she was excited to watch every step of the journey.

Have questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions or get in touch with our friendly team on 0800 800 777 (Monday to Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm) or by email at: