Kristen Howerton's Sponsorship Page | My World Vision

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Children sponsored: 108 Thank you for helping me meet my goal!

My Story

We’ve sponsored children through World Vision for over 10 years, and anyone who sponsors a child knows that World Vision creates a very personable relationship between the sponsor and the child. We currently sponsored Santiague, who is 15 and lives in Haiti, and Dalvin, who is 7 and lives in Uganda. Santiague lives with his parents, 3 brothers, and 2 sisters. His parents struggle to provide for the family. His mother and father are farm laborers but they are not able to meet their family’s needs. With our help, Santiague is in school, and his community is provided with seeds and training on new farming methods. Dalvin lives in a community gravely affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic and has lost his parents. He lives with his sister and grandmother. Our sponsorship helps meet his basic needs, and also provides healthcare improvement for the entire community.

It has been a blessing to get updates and watch them thrive.


With your financial gift, you'll make a tangible, lasting difference in the life of Suraj. You'll also have the opportunity to build a meaningful relationship with Suraj. Here's what to expect after you sponsor Suraj:

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Connect with Gayesh

Sponsoring Gayesh is just the beginning of an amazing adventure. There are many ways to get to know him and let him know that he is special.

  • Send letters and cards
  • Give special gifts and packages
  • Visit Gayesh

Watch grow

With your help, your child will have the opportunity for a healthier, fuller life. We'll send you updates so you can see how she is growing and developing through school and activities. Each year you'll receive:

  • New photos of your child
  • Her progress report

See Community Progress

As a sponsor, you'll be helping change the lives of your child, his family, and his community. You'll receive updates each year to show how your support is strengthening his entire community, including:

  • New photos of the community

The Sponsorship Process

World Vision Helps Transform Communities Through Child Sponsorship

The best way to change the lives of children is to change the world in which they live. And the best way to change their
world is to foster self-sufficiency within their communities. This is what World Vision child sponsorship does:

  • Start By Searching for a Child

    You can search for a child based on gender, country, age or birthday.

  • Choose a Boy or Girl to Sponsor

    In about 10 days, you'll receive your welcome kit in the mail with a photo and information about your sponsored child. You can also sign in to to learn more about your child and community.

  • Introductory Letter from your Child

    Look for an introductory letter from your sponsored child in about eight to 12 weeks. Don't forget to write back!

Learn About Sponsorship

How does sponsorship help children?

Child sponsorship works to build stronger communities where children can grow and thrive. This work is done by partnering with members of the community to address both the immediate and long-term needs of families.

Your sponsorship gifts help a child and their community with access to important basics like clean water, nutritious food, healthcare, education, and more. And in areas that welcome Christianity, your donations help support Christian ministry in your child's community. Sponsorship also helps people learn job-skills and receive business training so they can earn an income and provide for their families.

How does child sponsorship work?

Sponsorship brings change to more than just one child—it strengthens an entire community as well. By pooling your sponsorship gifts with donations from other sponsors, the benefits you help provide extend to each child's family, their community, and other children in need. That's because World Vision plans and works alongside local community members over the long term to address critical needs and help build healthy communities for children in impoverished places.

Will I get to know my sponsored child?

You'll be given the chance to personally connect with your sponsored child and build a relationship that could change both of your lives. There are many ways to get to know and encourage your child—through letters, emails, cards, packages, and more. "I know my sponsor," says Solange, an 11-year-old sponsored girl from Rwanda. "She writes me letters. I love her very much. She sponsors me because she loves me—it's good to be sponsored."

What are the benefits of child sponsorship?

For about $1 a day, you'll help provide a child in need with access to life-saving basics like:

  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Nutritious food
  • Economic development
  • Clean water
  • Christian commitment

Your financial gift makes a tangible, lasting difference. Sponsorship includes:

What do I receive when I sponsor a child?

Every child sponsor receives:

  • A welcome kit in the mail with a photo and information about your sponsored child
  • The opportunity to write and receive letters, send small packages, and even email your child—visit to learn more
  • Annual progress reports with updated photos of your child
  • A newsletter of community accomplishments each year

Who is World Vision?

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.

World Vision provides hope and assistance to approximately 100 million people in nearly 100 countries. In communities around the world, we join with local people to find lasting ways to improve the lives of children and families living in poverty.

What Our Sponsors Have to Say

I am so thankful for all the happiness and true joy she has brought to me and my family, so much more than the small amount we send for her sponsorship each month.
-Joy F.
I can say with certainty that child sponsorship really does make a difference.
-Jeff G.
One of my favorite letters came from the mother of our sponsored child, Lillian, who is two years old. She had traced Lillian's little hand print on her letter. I kept that hand print out to see for a long time.
-Kim R.

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