Read her story
"Access to education is hard for girls in villages in Cameroon. Parents decide to keep a girl child at home because there’s an idea that the female will get married, but the male child will carry the family’s legacy. I didn’t have to worry about this because of my sponsor."
The full circle of Fate
in her own words
How is my money used?
What will I receive?
Your contributions are combined with those of other sponsors, providing a steady stream of funding for long-term solutions in your sponsored child’s community and country. Community-led, self-sustaining projects in your sponsored child’s community and country create sustainable change and address the root causes of poverty.
You’ll receive a welcome package that includes photos and information about your sponsored child. And then, the friendship begins! You can exchange letters (digital or handwritten), cards and photos. Plan also offers unique gifts for sponsored children, like Sunny Days educational magazines and Little Treasures holiday gifts. You’ll also receive regular updates on your impact on girls and children around the world.
Why sponsor with Plan?
Sponsorship is a way to maximize your impact, while also building a friendship with an individual child. Plan is more than 85 years strong, and we’ve been fighting for children and equality since day one. We believe that one of the best ways to protect everyone’s human rights is to address the unique challenges facing girls today. With the support of people like you, we can remove the barriers that keep girls from reaching their full potential.
how sponsorship works
But that’s just the beginning. With Plan, you also have the unique opportunity to:
When you sponsor a child through Plan, you form an incredible friendship.
—Send them birthday gifts and cards.
—Give them special holiday presents called Little Treasures.
—Subscribe them to Plan’s educational kids’ magazine, Sunny Days.
—Visit them (pending any travel restrictions), with individual travel assistance from us.
Meet a child to sponsor
When you sponsor a child with Plan International USA, you have the opportunity to develop a meaningful connection with a determined child or young person, while helping to improve the community and resources surrounding them.
More than 85 years of experience have taught us that helping families and communities become self-sufficient is the best way to secure children’s futures. Community-led projects in your sponsored child’s country create sustainable change and address the root causes of poverty and inequality.
Our commitment to the full participation of all people in their societies involves integrating gender equality into all of our programs. At Plan, gender equality is integrated into all our programs, including child sponsorship. Why? Experience and research have shown clear links between achieving gender equality, fulfilling children’s rights and ending child poverty. Investing in a girl’s future will not only improve her life, but also the economic condition of her family and her community. Gender equality is a benefit to all and a fight we must take on together.
As a sponsor, you are supporting programs, innovation and infrastructure required to deliver our services to children and communities across the globe, in areas such as protection, education, health, sanitation, disaster relief and economic empowerment. Together, we’re building a more equal world where girls, in all their diversity, can achieve their full potential with dignity, opportunity and safety.