About Us

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 root causes of poverty and injustice.

Working in nearly 100 countries around the world, we serve all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.

We love people

Motivated by our Christian faith, and the belief that no child should live in poverty, World Vision works alongside communities, to improve the wellbeing of children.

We believe in people power

Child sponsorship connects people to fight poverty enabling sponsors to make a positive and real difference to the life of the sponsored child within their family and community and gain an insight into the reality of life in developing countries. People’s lives are changed on either side of the child sponsorship connection.

Three million people can’t be wrong!

Globally, World Vision supporters currently sponsor 3.4 million children in almost 100 countries, with over 54,000 children supported in South Africa.

Our people do their job very well

With over 50 years experience in delivering quality child focussed, community based, transformational development programmes, World Vision is the largest privately funded international relief, development and advocacy charity in the world. World Vision’s highly trained and experienced staff manage Child Sponsorship Projects locally, and the input of the community is foundational to the development work undertaken.

Why support our work?

World Vision believes that though children are born into poverty, they don’t have to live their lives that way. When you sponsor a child with World Vision, you are joining with us in a global movement to tackle and end child poverty.