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World’s Children supports the most vulnerable children—orphans, homeless, abandoned or abused children, girls who are unwanted simply because they are girls, and children affected by HIV/AIDS. Sponsor a child in India.

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In 2001, Ashisha was an abused four-year-old.
In 2019, she is a college graduate.
Sponsorship changed her life.
You can be the difference in a child's life.

“When I found out I had a sponsor, it was a shock. I couldn’t breathe or blink for about three seconds. You brought me warmth and support when I was in deep trouble.” ~ Chandru from India

The children below need a sponsor—someone like you

Children living in India

Sponsor Swathi

Swathi is a 14-year-old girl in a desperate situation. Her mother died from Covid-19 and her father remarried and abandoned her. She is left essentially an orphan, and was dropped at an orphanage by a relative to an uncertain future.

At nine years old, Sagor is the elder of two children in a very poor family. He is in the first grade. His father died in the Covid-19 pandemic. Sagor moved into a children’s home supported by World’s Children in state of Bihar in India. Now Sagor is doing well in school. He loves to sing, draw, and play football (soccer).

Sponsor Lasya

Lasya is ten years old and goes by the nickname “Chitti.” Chitti is from a poor but loving family that was destroyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. Her father lost his job and could not support the family, then died of a heart attack from the tension and stress. Her mother has not been able to recover from the loss. Chitti needs our help to be able to continue her education and emerge from this heart-breaking situation.

Sponsor Veera

Veera is a 16-year-old girl who comes from a very poor family with three children. She is in the 10th grade and interested in her studies. Her parents are uneducated, and her mother is too ill to work. The family frequently goes without regular meals. Veera’s father decided to send her to a children’s home supported by World’s Children in Tamil Nadu, India so she could be cared for and educated. Her favorite subject in school is science.

Johon needs a sponsor.

Johon is six years old and the only child of uneducated parents who both struggle with mental illness and are unable to care for him. He has been living with his grandparents in a single room thatch hut in an area prone to flooding. For his safety and the chance at an education, Johon was brought to a home supported by World’s Children last April.

Sponsor Navaneetha

Navaneetha is an 11-year-old girl living in an orphanage supported by World’s Children near Hyderabad, Telangana, India. Her father is an abusive alcoholic and he beats his wife and children and steals the family money. Now, Navaneetha is doing very well in 6th grade. She likes to sing and dance and work in the garden.

Children in Ethiopia

Tamiru is four years old. He was abandoned on the streets and his parents are not known. He was named by the police who brought him to Bridge of Hope orphanage in Gondar, Ethiopia when he was about two months old.


Minilik is around 11 years old, as his true birth date was not documented. His parents were both farmers until his father passed away. His mother could not care for Minilik and his siblings. Minilik is just starting second grade and loves playing volleyball.


Amanuel, who goes by “Amani,” is about six years old though his birth date is only an estimate. Amani is only in kindergarten and he has already lost his father, who was a soldier and died in the recent civil unrest in Ethiopia. Amani is the only child of his struggling young mother. She is forced to live with poor relatives and can’t care for Amani.

If you prefer, we are always delighted to work with you individually to match you with a child. We have many more children waiting for a sponsor.