Sponsor a Child

How You Can
Make a Difference to a Child

Supporting a child for just £25 a month will help change their life (and possibly yours too!). You’ll get to know your child, hear about their progress in school, and find out their hopes for the future.

Sponsor Maxwell from Kenya
  • Kids Alive Boys Center
  • Male
  • 04/02/2009
  • Kenya

Maxwell came to Kids Alive in 2016. His mother died 2 years earlier and there were no relatives willing to take him in. Eventually he went to live with his great-aunt who was elderly and unemployed, and he often went days at a time with no food. Now in our residential program, he has hope for a brighter future. He likes studying maths and during free time he prefers to be outside playing sports.

Sponsor Maxwell >
Sponsor Emmanuel from Kenya
  • Kids Alive Boys Center
  • Male
  • 04/04/2004
  • Kenya

Emmanuel is an orphan, and after violent community clashes, he was found on the side of the road. A kind woman took him to a local children’s home, but that home was forced to close and Kids Alive was asked to help. Now Emmanuel is in a safe, loving home and is adjusting well to his new environment. He enjoys Bible classes at school, helping with chores, and playing soccer with his friends.

Sponsor Emmanuel >
Let us choose a child for you to sponsor
  • Peru,Haiti,Dominican Republic

Not sure which child to sponsor or you'd prefer not to choose? With this option, we will choose a child for you - probably from one of the countries listed - and send you their details and a photo once you have applied. There are some children who have been waiting some time to be sponsored, so going for this option will have an amazing impact.

Sponsor a child >
Sponsor George from Kenya
  • Kids Alive Boys Center
  • Male
  • 15/07/2008
  • Kenya

George is one of 7 children and was living with his very sick mother after his father abandoned the family. Dependent on a frail, partially blind grandmother, they had no furniture or bedding, and lacked adequate food and other supplies. Once we learned how desperate the situation had become, we rescued Simon and brought him to the Kids Alive home, where he enjoys playing soccer with his friends.

Sponsor George >
Sponsor John from Kenya
  • Kids Alive Boys Center
  • Male
  • 20/09/2005
  • Kenya

John comes from a family of 7 children. His mother is very sick which caused the father to abandon all of them. They were dependent on his sick, partially blind grandmother, in a house with no furniture, bedding, or adequate food. When the situation came to our attention, we were able to rescue John and he is now safe in his new home at Kids Alive, where he loves to help by collecting firewood.

Sponsor John >
Sponsor Titus from Kenya
  • Kids Alive Boys Center
  • Male
  • 14/08/2008
  • Kenya

Titus is an orphan with 3 siblings. After his father was murdered several years ago, his mother disappeared, leaving the children with sick grandparents. Later they learned that his mother was also dead. In the grandparents’ home, Titus lacked basic care and had many needs. Kids Alive stepped in to provide him with a safe and secure home. At school he enjoys math and plays football at recess.

Sponsor Titus >
Sponsor Angelo from Kenya
  • Kids Alive Boys Center
  • Male
  • 26/09/2005
  • Kenya

Angelo was abandoned by his mother when he was just 15 months old, due to her struggles with addiction. His elderly grandmother cared for him for years, but when she finally passed away there were no relatives able to take him in. Kids Alive offered him a home where he is now safe and loved. At school, Angelo enjoys studying math and likes to play soccer with his classmates during recess.

Sponsor Angelo >
Sponsor Rolando from the Dominican Republic
  • Eva Russell School
  • Male
  • 01/12/2014
  • Dominican Republic

Rolando lives with his mother, sister, and other relatives, and his father occasionally helps financially. Active and curious, he is often found inspecting and investigating new things to see how they work. His favorite subject in school is writing and he enjoys playing cards or soccer during free time. Rolando’s mother hopes that he will become a good student and grow to be a good, kind man.

Sponsor Rolando >
Sponsor Juliana from the Dominican Republic
  • Park School & Care Centre
  • Female
  • 03/07/2015
  • Dominican Republic

Juliana is an only child and lives with her parents, who are both unemployed. Despite their poverty, they are a loving family and regularly attend church together. A quiet, sweet girl, Juliana faces some health challenges but enjoys playing with her friends and is always willing to share with others. She wants to be a doctor someday and likes playing with her dolls or soccer in her free time.

Sponsor Juliana >
Sponsor Francieli from the Dominican Republic
  • Park School & Care Centre
  • Female
  • 03/03/2015
  • Dominican Republic

Juliana is an only child and lives with her parents, who are both unemployed. Despite their poverty, they are a loving family and regularly attend church together. A quiet, sweet girl, Juliana faces some health challenges but enjoys playing with her friends and is always willing to share with others. She wants to be a doctor someday and likes playing with her dolls or soccer in her free time.

Sponsor Francieli >
Sponsor Gerianny from the Dominican Republic
  • Eva Russell School
  • Female
  • 26/07/2013
  • Dominican Republic

Gerianny lives with her mother, brother, grandmother, and other relatives. There is not enough income to support everyone in the house, and her father does not contribute financially. Quiet, obedient, and respectful, Gerianny interacts well with her classmates at Kids Alive and follows instructions well. Her favourite subject is maths and in her free time she likes playing volleyball with friends.

Sponsor Gerianny >
Sponsor Davidson from Haiti
  • Kids Alive Haiti School
  • Male
  • 03/10/2015
  • Haiti

Davidson lives with his parents and brother, and they enjoy spending time together. Despite his parents’ hard work to provide for their needs, school tuition would be out of their reach without the ministry of Kids Alive. It’s a blessing for them to see Davidson doing well in his studies and making friends! Art is his favourite class and in his free time he enjoys playing soccer with classmates.

Sponsor Davidson >
Sponsor Patricia from Haiti
  • Kids Alive Haiti School
  • Female
  • 25/10/2014
  • Haiti

Patricia is an only child and lives at home with her parents. Her father works as a barber, but with his meagre salary, school tuition would normally be impossible. Kids Alive gives Patricia a good education in a loving, Christ-centred environment and her family is grateful. At home, she helps by sweeping the floor, and in her free time she likes dancing or spending time with her mother.

Sponsor Patricia >
Sponsor Hiba from Lebanon
  • Dar El Awlad School
  • Female
  • 08/11/2014
  • Lebanon

Hiba and her family live in one tiny room and rarely have enough to eat. Her father works hard and her mother cares for the family well, but life is hard for refugees in Lebanon. Now that Hiba is attending the DEA school, she gets a healthy meal each day and is learning in a safe, loving environment. She is a sweet, clever girl who enjoys dancing, making crafts, and helping her mother clean.

Sponsor Hiba >
Sponsor Rayan from Lebanon
  • Dar El Awlad School
  • Female
  • 30/01/2012
  • Lebanon

Rayan lives in one small rented room with her parents and 4 sisters. They fled from the instability in Syria only to face constant obstacles in Lebanon. Her father works odd jobs but they can’t make ends meet, which is why it’s such a blessing for Rayan to attend the Kids Alive school. She receives healthy meals each day, a good education, and is learning about the love and hope found in Jesus.

Sponsor Rayan >
Sponsor Jude from Lebanon
  • Dar El Awlad School
  • Male
  • 16/05/2014
  • Lebanon

Jude lives with his Syrian father, Ethiopian mother, and brother in one rented room. Though his father tries to find odd jobs to work, they never have enough money for food and other necessities. Kids Alive is happy to help provide Jude with healthy meals each day along with a solid, Christ-centred education. He is an energetic boy who likes running and wants to become a doctor one day.

Sponsor Jude >

Why Sponsor a Child?


1. Meet a child’s basic needs. Sponsoring a child enables us to meet their most important needs – food, education, health monitoring, individual attention, and above all, lots of love!

2. Make them feel special. Many of our children have been badly neglected in the past. To have someone from a different country specifically choose and engage with them, has a massive impact on their levels of self-worth.

3. Develop a meaningful relationship. By interacting with your sponsored child through letters and emails, you can develop a meaningful relationship. And you can teach any children you may have in your life about the importance of sharing with other children who are in desperate need.

"Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me." Mark 9:37 (NIV)

Ministry Site

Gender

Birthday

Country

Sponsor Maxwell from Kenya
Kids Alive Boys Center
Male
04/02/2009
Kenya

Maxwell came to Kids Alive in 2016. His mother died 2 years earlier and there were no relatives willing to take him in. Eventually he went to live with his great-aunt who was elderly and unemployed, and he often went days at a time with no food. Now in our residential program, he has hope for a brighter future. He likes studying maths and during free time he prefers to be outside playing sports.

Sponsor Emmanuel from Kenya
Kids Alive Boys Center
Male
04/04/2004
Kenya

Emmanuel is an orphan, and after violent community clashes, he was found on the side of the road. A kind woman took him to a local children’s home, but that home was forced to close and Kids Alive was asked to help. Now Emmanuel is in a safe, loving home and is adjusting well to his new environment. He enjoys Bible classes at school, helping with chores, and playing soccer with his friends.

Let us choose a child for you to sponsor
Haiti, Dominican Republic, Peru

Not sure which child to sponsor or you'd prefer not to choose? With this option, we will choose a child for you - probably from one of the countries listed - and send you their details and a photo once you have applied. There are some children who have been waiting some time to be sponsored, so going for this option will have an amazing impact.

Sponsor George from Kenya
Kids Alive Boys Center
Male
15/07/2008
Kenya

George is one of 7 children and was living with his very sick mother after his father abandoned the family. Dependent on a frail, partially blind grandmother, they had no furniture or bedding, and lacked adequate food and other supplies. Once we learned how desperate the situation had become, we rescued Simon and brought him to the Kids Alive home, where he enjoys playing soccer with his friends.

Sponsor John from Kenya
Kids Alive Boys Center
Male
20/09/2005
Kenya

John comes from a family of 7 children. His mother is very sick which caused the father to abandon all of them. They were dependent on his sick, partially blind grandmother, in a house with no furniture, bedding, or adequate food. When the situation came to our attention, we were able to rescue John and he is now safe in his new home at Kids Alive, where he loves to help by collecting firewood.

Sponsor Titus from Kenya
Kids Alive Boys Center
Male
14/08/2008
Kenya

Titus is an orphan with 3 siblings. After his father was murdered several years ago, his mother disappeared, leaving the children with sick grandparents. Later they learned that his mother was also dead. In the grandparents’ home, Titus lacked basic care and had many needs. Kids Alive stepped in to provide him with a safe and secure home. At school he enjoys math and plays football at recess.

Sponsor Angelo from Kenya
Kids Alive Boys Center
Male
26/09/2005
Kenya

Angelo was abandoned by his mother when he was just 15 months old, due to her struggles with addiction. His elderly grandmother cared for him for years, but when she finally passed away there were no relatives able to take him in. Kids Alive offered him a home where he is now safe and loved. At school, Angelo enjoys studying math and likes to play soccer with his classmates during recess.

Sponsor Rolando from the Dominican Republic
Eva Russell School
Male
01/12/2014
Dominican Republic

Rolando lives with his mother, sister, and other relatives, and his father occasionally helps financially. Active and curious, he is often found inspecting and investigating new things to see how they work. His favorite subject in school is writing and he enjoys playing cards or soccer during free time. Rolando’s mother hopes that he will become a good student and grow to be a good, kind man.

Sponsor Juliana from the Dominican Republic
Park School & Care Centre
Female
03/07/2015
Dominican Republic

Juliana is an only child and lives with her parents, who are both unemployed. Despite their poverty, they are a loving family and regularly attend church together. A quiet, sweet girl, Juliana faces some health challenges but enjoys playing with her friends and is always willing to share with others. She wants to be a doctor someday and likes playing with her dolls or soccer in her free time.

Sponsor Francieli from the Dominican Republic
Park School & Care Centre
Female
03/03/2015
Dominican Republic

Juliana is an only child and lives with her parents, who are both unemployed. Despite their poverty, they are a loving family and regularly attend church together. A quiet, sweet girl, Juliana faces some health challenges but enjoys playing with her friends and is always willing to share with others. She wants to be a doctor someday and likes playing with her dolls or soccer in her free time.

Sponsor Gerianny from the Dominican Republic
Eva Russell School
Female
26/07/2013
Dominican Republic

Gerianny lives with her mother, brother, grandmother, and other relatives. There is not enough income to support everyone in the house, and her father does not contribute financially. Quiet, obedient, and respectful, Gerianny interacts well with her classmates at Kids Alive and follows instructions well. Her favourite subject is maths and in her free time she likes playing volleyball with friends.

Sponsor Davidson from Haiti
Kids Alive Haiti School
Male
03/10/2015
Haiti

Davidson lives with his parents and brother, and they enjoy spending time together. Despite his parents’ hard work to provide for their needs, school tuition would be out of their reach without the ministry of Kids Alive. It’s a blessing for them to see Davidson doing well in his studies and making friends! Art is his favourite class and in his free time he enjoys playing soccer with classmates.

Sponsor Patricia from Haiti
Kids Alive Haiti School
Female
25/10/2014
Haiti

Patricia is an only child and lives at home with her parents. Her father works as a barber, but with his meagre salary, school tuition would normally be impossible. Kids Alive gives Patricia a good education in a loving, Christ-centred environment and her family is grateful. At home, she helps by sweeping the floor, and in her free time she likes dancing or spending time with her mother.

Sponsor Hiba from Lebanon
Dar El Awlad School
Female
08/11/2014
Lebanon

Hiba and her family live in one tiny room and rarely have enough to eat. Her father works hard and her mother cares for the family well, but life is hard for refugees in Lebanon. Now that Hiba is attending the DEA school, she gets a healthy meal each day and is learning in a safe, loving environment. She is a sweet, clever girl who enjoys dancing, making crafts, and helping her mother clean.

Sponsor Rayan from Lebanon
Dar El Awlad School
Female
30/01/2012
Lebanon

Rayan lives in one small rented room with her parents and 4 sisters. They fled from the instability in Syria only to face constant obstacles in Lebanon. Her father works odd jobs but they can’t make ends meet, which is why it’s such a blessing for Rayan to attend the Kids Alive school. She receives healthy meals each day, a good education, and is learning about the love and hope found in Jesus.

Sponsor Jude from Lebanon
Dar El Awlad School
Male
16/05/2014
Lebanon

Jude lives with his Syrian father, Ethiopian mother, and brother in one rented room. Though his father tries to find odd jobs to work, they never have enough money for food and other necessities. Kids Alive is happy to help provide Jude with healthy meals each day along with a solid, Christ-centred education. He is an energetic boy who likes running and wants to become a doctor one day.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about our child sponsorship programme. If you would like any further information, please email us or call 020 3906 7644.


How much does it cost to sponsor a child?

The cost to sponsor a child is £25 a month. If you can not afford this, please consider our Site sponsorship scheme or just contribute a regular donation each month to our work.

What does my sponsored child receive?

  • Nourishing food
  • Shoes and clothing
  • Basic medical care
  • Education
  • A family-style home for those who are in residential care
  • Individual attention and lots of love.
  • Your support! Many of the children we serve have suffered from neglect - to have someone in a foreign country specifically choose them can have a profound impact on their sense of self-worth.

Where does my money go?

Your money goes directly to the project that your child is part of, less a 15-20% admin charge which we would usually apply.

May I send money or a gift directly to my sponsored child?

No, our offices overseas are not equipped to handle funds sent from sponsors and can’t issue receipts. Gifts can be problematic, as it can cause difficulties with the other children, not to mention the cost and unreliability of the post. However, you can contribute towards a 'treat fund', whereby your extra donation will be pooled with other supporters' treat fund donations and our team will ensure that all of the children in that project get a treat, such as a trip away. Just make a donation in the usual way and specify that you would like it to be used for your child's treat fund.

What do I receive as a child sponsor?

As a child sponsor, you will receive:

  • Welcome card listing child’s favourite activities, foods, etc
  • Introduction to sponsorship and your child’s community/ministry site
  • Ongoing communications that support your connection to your child’s community/ministry site
  • Access to manage your sponsorship account online
  • Option to write or email your child
  • Opportunity to give a special “Christmas treat fund” gift to your sponsored child each year
  • Annual progress report about your child and their community/ministry site
  • Communications directly from your sponsored child twice a year
  • Newsletters to learn more about the challenges facing children and what we are doing to help
  • Closure communication when it’s time to celebrate your sponsored child’s departure from the ministry programme

Can I write or email directly to my child?

Yes, but it must come through the UK office at Purple Patch, 14 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4TD, or preferably by email at info@hopeforkids.co.uk. Please bear in mind that post can take a LONG time to arrive with the child, especially in our more remote project areas.

What should I write about? Is there anything I shouldn’t write about?

Our children enjoy reading and learning all about their sponsors and their families! Describe your family, your pets, your hobbies, and the type of work you do. Share any special family traditions and how you celebrate special occasions and holidays. Talk about important events in your life and some of your childhood memories. Write some of your favourite Bible verses or stories. Be sure to let your sponsored child know you are praying for them regularly. Be encouraging! Let your child know that God loves them and has a great plan for them. Encourage your child to write back and/or draw pictures for you.

Please be sensitive to the child’s economic situation and avoid discussing the material aspects of your life or sending photos that show your possessions. Please also do not share your home address, email address, or telephone number. Be careful not to use colloquialisms and slang or talk negatively about political leaders/issues. It is very important that you do not suggest that your child comes for a visit or that you will send a particular gift.

Though seldom necessary, we do reserve the right to edit sponsor-to-child communication for age appropriateness, cultural sensitivities, or situations which could be painful for a particular child. It may be necessary on occasion to edit some phrases or idioms that do not translate exactly or could be misunderstood.

What happens if the child I’m sponsoring leaves the Kids Alive programme?

Although we strive to care for all sponsored children in our programmes as long as they are eligible, sometimes the children leave, and reasons can vary. Some are part of migrant working families who are forced to relocate, some have parents who separate or remarry and discontinue their participation

In the event that your sponsored child departs from the programme, you will be notified through a personal letter. And at that time, you’ll be invited to sponsor another waiting child, from the same project and/or country whenever possible. We know that the connection to your sponsored child is precious, so we want to handle this reassignment process as sensitively as possible.

Will I be the only sponsor for my child?

Because of the range of comprehensive, holistic care that is unique to our sponsorship programme, and because of our desire to keep monthly sponsorship affordable, more than one sponsor per child is typically needed. 

Do My Letters Make A Difference?

An alumnus of our home in Lebanon wrote: “At such a young age, I did not really understand what sponsorship meant. It did not occur to me that every month they were sending money to help care for me at the children’s home. All that mattered was that I had an adopted family who cared enough to write, encourage, and pray for me…If there was someone out there who loved me, then I was worthy of love; and if worthy of love, then worthy of God’s love!”

Your letters are important!

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