How it Works

There’s nothing better than knowing you’re making a real difference in the life of a child living in poverty. Here’s how.

Choose a child


Choose a child

Choose the child you’d like to connect with and become their sponsor. Each week, they’ll attend a program centre run by the local church to learn, grow, play and develop in a loving, safe community.

Build a relationship


Build a relationship

Get to know your sponsored child through letter writing. It’s quick and easy to write online—and letters have a powerful effect. If a face-to-face friendship is more your thing, travel with Compassion to visit in person!

Change a life


Change a life

Your support gives a child life-changing opportunity to develop spiritually, socio-emotionally, physically and economically. It’s a relationship more powerful than poverty—changing their life and yours!

Your Sponsorship in Action

From $48 per month, your sponsored child will receive:


Healthcare, hygiene training and supplementary food

Children receive a healthy snack or meal when they attend program activities and may receive extra nutritious food if required. They receive regular health check-ups and learn how to take care of their bodies and form healthy relationships.


Age-appropriate Christian teaching and discipleship

In a culturally sensitive way, children are given the opportunity to hear the gospel message. They learn how God has shown his love for the world by sending Jesus Christ, and how He has a plan and purpose for their lives.


Education, vocational training and life skills

Children in our program are supported to attend and stay in school. They also receive vocational training opportunities and extra-curricular activities such as sports, field trips, music and computer training.


Personal attention, guidance and love

Our local church partners love and care for the children in our program, encouraging them to discover their unique gifts, passions and abilities. They’ll also get to know the child’s family, offering additional support where needed.

A Word from Compassion Graduates


“Compassion gave me the best things I’ve ever had. They gave me love, hope and the opportunity to dream and overcome.”




“My life is true confirmation that God has a plan for each one of us and has mysterious ways to fulfil the plan. The way God used sponsors through Compassion to transform my life is one of those mysteries.”




“If not for Compassion, I may not have seen that God is true and sovereign, and that there is hope. Something bad happened to me, but God turned it into good.”



A word from Compassion graduates

For every $1 donated


Program development and delivery


Administration and fundraising costs

Watch Alon's inspiring story of change

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 May, 2020

Andrea and Nova: Watch the Emotional Moment this Mum Meets Her Child’s Sponsor

Bonded through motherhood and a deep love for their children—watch the beautiful meeting that will unite two families from different worlds forever... Read more

16 Dec, 2019

How to Choose a Child to Sponsor

You’ve decided to release a child from poverty in Jesus’ name. It’s a fantastic decision; one that will change a child’s life and impact yours, too. But when it comes to choosing a child to sponsor, we’re often asked “How am I meant to choose?” Faced with hundreds of photos of children in need, the decision can feel overwhelming. If you need some guidance, here are seven ways you could choose your new sponsored child... Read more