Sponsor a Child
Hello, I'm Isabela
I was born on 10/10/2010 and I live in East Timor
Isabela is a bright and healthy young girl who comes from a catholic family. She lives with her parents Ruben and Mafalda, together with one sister. The family live in a village called Odomau in Maliana, district of Bobonaro, which is three hours drive west of the city of Dili. The family speaks Tetun, Tetun is the Timorese official language. Ruben is a farmer without a permanent income to support his family.He relies on their farm to provide for the family daily needs. Mafalda is a housewife and not in a position to help out with the finances. Isabela is not attending school yet. Bela is her nick name. Your support will make an enormous difference in the life of this needy young child.
YOUR CHILD SPONSORSHIP IN ACTION
Being a child sponsor is such a rewarding experience.
ChildFund sponsor Jessie shares her sponsorship journey in this video - she tells us why she chose to sponsor, the difference it’s made for their sponsored child and what it has meant for her family.
As a sponsor you get:
- Annual progress reports and photos of your child, and updates about their community
- Personalised birthday and Christmas cards to send your sponsored child
- A magnetic photo frame - give your sponsored child’s photo pride of place on the fridge!
- A chance to share letters and even visit.
HOW YOUR SPONSORSHIP HELPS
For just $48 a month, your Child Sponsorship will not only help one child, but a whole community break free from poverty.
ChildFund works directly with community leaders, the parents and families of sponsored children.
We believe they understand their own children’s needs best - directing your help to where it’s needed most and will give the greatest benefit.
Click on the icons below to see how each area helps children in need.
Allocation of Child Sponsorship Donations
80% Remitted Overseas
20% Retained in NZ
80% of your Child Sponsorship donation (not including ChildFund’s Future Fund contribution) is remitted overseas.
The $5 ChildFund Future Fund helps ensure the consistent delivery of our quality programmes to children, develop additional programmes, and find more child sponsors for children in need.
SEE THE DIFFERENCE YOU ARE MAKING
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ChildFund works toward one simple outcome: leaving families in a situation where they are independent and self-reliant.
Implementing a plan like this relies on strong relationships with families and communities. So ChildFund New Zealand has formed special relationships with just five main ‘partner’ countries. You can sponsor a child in any of these five countries. They are Kenya, Zambia, Timor-Leste, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.
14,586caring Kiwis support over 19,000 children through child sponsorship
STEPS TO SPONSORSHIP
SEARCH & SELECT A CHILD
ENTER YOUR DETAILS AND CHOOSE YOUR DONATION PLAN
WE SEND A WELCOME PACK & YOUR DONATION HELPS WHERE IT IS MOST NEEDED
YOU RECEIVE ANNUAL PROGRESS REPORTS AND PHOTOS OF YOUR CHILD
Sponsor A Child Today!
Life is a daily struggle for many children living in extreme poverty. You can ease the struggles of one child through sponsorship.
But not just one child. By sponsoring you'll help some of the poorest children in the world. You will help give children access to clean water, good nutrition, an education and more.
Your regular gift will help your sponsored child and family grow strong and resilient.
Your contribution as a child sponsor can change the lives of entire communities. Sponsorship enables ChildFund to partner with communities to help families break free from poverty.
ChildFund works with children at every stage of their lives from pre-birth to young adult. Babies and under-fives need quality nutrition and healthcare to ensure they develop well mentally and physically. Children aged 5 to 14 years need a quality education and the opportunity to learn and play. Youth need life skills, confidence and have opportunities to become happy and productive citizens.
Every parent wants a better life for their children. With your support ChildFund helps parents, teachers and communities build safe environments for children to grow and learn.
Sponsorship isn’t a handout, it’s a hand up. ChildFund works to build strong sustainable communities so that in time they no longer need our help. Sponsorship provides for the essential needs of children and along with our other programmes is part of a wider effort to help communities lift themselves out of poverty.