The wait for a sponsor can be a difficult one for children enrolled in the Child Sponsorship Program.

But thanks to those giving to the Unsponsored Children Fund and Where Most Needed, the children can participate in the program immediately while they wait for a sponsor.

The wait for a sponsor can be a difficult one for children enrolled in the Child Sponsorship Program.

But thanks to those giving to the Unsponsored Children Fund and Where Most Needed, the children can participate in the program immediately while they wait for a sponsor.

Compassion is committed to helping registered children from day one. As soon as a child has their photo taken at a Child Development Centre they begin to receive the practical and spiritual support they need to overcome poverty. However, it is not until they are sponsored that a very important part of the program begins—a one-to-one relationship that says to them someone is thinking of you, believing in you and praying for you.

Even though children who are newly registered into Compassion's program are available very quickly for sponsorship, more often than not it takes several months to connect a sponsor with a child.

Another reason is that unfortunately circumstances can change for supporters and sometimes they can just no longer continue to support a sponsored child.

When a sponsored child loses a sponsor, Compassion tries to find another person willing to be the child’s new sponsor. However, this can take several months. During this time the child continues to receive all the benefits of the program, except sponsor letters, birthday, and family gifts.

You can support children as they wait by giving to the Unsponsored Children Fund.

Compassion is committed to helping registered children from day one. As soon as a child has their photo taken at a Child Development Centre they begin to receive the practical and spiritual support they need to overcome poverty. However, it is not until they are sponsored that a very important part of the program begins—a one-to-one relationship that says to them someone is thinking of you, believing in you and praying for you.

Even though children who are newly registered into Compassion's program are available very quickly for sponsorship, more often than not it takes several months to connect a sponsor with a child.

Another reason is that unfortunately circumstances can change for supporters and sometimes they can just no longer continue to support a sponsored child.

When a sponsored child loses a sponsor, Compassion tries to find another person willing to be the child’s new sponsor. However, this can take several months. During this time the child continues to receive all the benefits of the program, except sponsor letters, birthday, and family gifts.

You can support children as they wait by giving to the Unsponsored Children Fund.

For every $1 donated

80%

Program development and delivery

20%

Administration and fundraising costs

Compassion Sponsorship Stories

18 Jul, 2018

Born Missing Limbs, This is How Grace Lives Without Limits

Meet Grace, an 18-year-old girl with only one limb but with three important life lessons to share... Read more

03 Oct, 2018

How 5 Teenagers Created a Revolutionary App to Fight FGM

Synthia, a sponsored child from Kenya, joined with four classmates to develop an app to end female genital mutilation—and won second place at Google’s 2017 Technovation Challenge... Read more

13 Mar, 2019

Meeting for the First Time: 14 Beautiful Photos of Sponsor Visits

It’s one of those human experiences that words cannot describe: meeting someone you’ve loved after years of ongoing friendship. We hope these precious captured moments of Compassion supporters meeting their sponsored children brings you joy, and an insight into these meaningful moments. Warning: tissues may be required! .. Read more