Sponsor a Child
Severe medical needs

Hi, my name is Bandu and I’m 10 years old. I live with my parents in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Both my parents have HIV and dad is too ill to work. Mum struggles to provide for 7 children on her own. I love school but sometimes have to stay home when I’m not feeling well. When I finish school I want to be a doctor because the doctor I go to see if very kind and makes me feel better. She explained to me that I was born with HIV but she is helping me to manage it.

Your sponsorship will help provide a child like Minehene receive much-needed medical care that she would otherwise not be able to access.

Many children with severe medical needs are unable to access health care due to poverty, and other associated factors. In the worst cases, the burden of illness may mean that families sell their property, take children out of school to earn a living or even start begging.

How Sponsorship Works

Your monthly support of $49 will help fund projects specific to the needs
of the child’s community, including things such as quality education, food
and nutrition and health. It may also fund projects specific to the needs of the
child’s community such as schools or hospitals.

When you support our child sponsorship program for teenage mothers,
your monthly gift of $166 is directed towards a pregnancy crisis centre
which offers temporary shelter and pre-and post-natal care for pregnant teenagers.
It also runs vocational skills training to provide the girls with a means
to support themselves and their babies after they leave the centre.

Approximately 75% of funds raised go to partner programs that directly benefit vulnerable children and their communities. This includes the provision expertise to ensure that the funds are providing maximum benefits to their intended beneficiaries. 

We encourage our sponsors to set up automatic credit card or bank account deductions, as they are easy and reliable. You can also pay by cheque or credit card. 

Yes, the children love to hear from their sponsors in Australia because it reminds them that someone loves and cares for them. You can write using the blank letter template included with each letter from your sponsor child, or alternatively you can forward the text of your letter to sponsorships@worldshare.org.au.