Grace has been sent back by Kiwis 3 times


28 September should be a happy day for Grace. She turns 7…but unlike the 17,033 children sponsored by Kiwis through ChildFund, Grace will have no Kiwi friend to send her a birthday card. Grace has been waiting for a child sponsor since 2011.

Right now there are 189 children who have been ‘sent back’ by people who said they wanted to be Child Sponsors. Many of these children feel they weren’t wanted and even question if they did something wrong because their sponsor decided to stop sponsoring them.

Facts about children who are sent back:

Fact 1: When someone decides to sponsor a child, ChildFund works hard to match them with a needy child.

Fact 2: Despite this, each year more than 1,800 children are ‘sent back’ by their would-be Kiwi sponsor.

Fact 3: Tragically, some children are sent back again and again, and may miss out on the complete care and support of a child sponsor. The children can’t help but feel they are rejected.

Will you be a Birthday Buddy to a child who feels rejected? Your donation can provide ‘Keep Safe’ care for a child who has been sent back. That means simple help with food, clean water and basic health care.

Sponsor a sent back child


Could you provide a brighter future to one of the 189 'sent back' children waiting for a sponsor?

For just over $1.60 per day, you can ensure a needy child receives essential food, clean water, health care and education to help them break free from poverty.

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Will You Help a Child Sent Back by Kiwi Sponsors?

Every week children are 'sent back' to ChildFund by their Kiwi sponsors. Will you help care for a child waiting for a new sponsor?