Sponsor a child

Sponsor a child

It will forever change a child's life… and yours too.


Poverty destroys hopes, dreams and the future of the most vulnerable children. More powerful than poverty is the hope of Jesus, the care of a local church, and the encouragement of you: a loving sponsor.

Sponsor a child


From R380 per month, your sponsored child will receive

  • Healthcare, hygiene training and supplementary food
  • Age-appropriate Christian teaching and discipleship
  • Education, vocational training and life skills
  • Personal attention, guidance and love

Sponsor a child: you can be part of a worldwide family - more than 1 million sponsors who believe children have to live free from poverty, in Jesus' name.

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What will you receive


Picture of your child

His picture

Days after your sponsorship, you'll receive a nice picture of your child.

Letters of your child

His letters

Your words can help a child believe in themselves, inspire them to study harder at school and draw them closer to God.

Child drawings

His drawings

What a joy to hold in your hands a drawing personally made for you: colors and emotions!

Global ambassadors


Dami Im

Dami Im

"My husband and I have been sponsoring children through Compassion since I was a student. By supporting this organisation, I know I’m taking part in reducing poverty around the world in the most effective and ethical way."

Darlene Zschech

Darlene Zschech

"My family and I are passionate about the work of Compassion and helping the poor. Recently we visited our sponsored children and it showed us the heartbreak of poverty and the hope brought through Compassion."

The Sowers Group

The Sowers Group

"The Sowers Group feel privileged to be ambassadors for Compassion because we lived it. We were sponsored by a Compassion supporter as boys in Africa, and we know that it has changed our lives. It works and we pray it will save many more children in the future from a life of poverty."

You can sponsor with confidence

Our Child Sponsorship Program 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.

  • 14-18% more likely to have salaried employment as adults
  • 30-75% more likely to become leaders in their communities
  • 27-40% more likely to finish their secondary education

Financial Graph

At least 80 per cent of your donations go directly to benefit the children in our programs.

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