Sponsoring a child

Father and Son Climb Kilimanjaro to Help African Children

George Faucher has a dream—to help children in Uganda by climbing Africa’s highest mountain. Today, he and his son, Aaron, will begin an eight-day journey to scale Mount Kilimanjaro. They’re using the trip as a way of raising money to help Children of the Nations (COTN) send much-needed supplies to Africa.

“Would You Like to Share My Lunch?”

God started his work of transformation when Henry Tower was 12 years old, and Henry remembers it perfectly. He was walking through Marjay Town, on the outskirts of Sierra Leone’s capital, with his container of kerosene on his head when he saw a boy from COTN's Children's Home. 

Building a Future for Children in Haiti

Despite the thick, humid air, the team presses on. They want to finish building the classroom roof before it rains. 

Teachers Teaching Teachers to Teach

Kim Killinger and her fellow Venture Team members watched as the Malawian teachers opened their gifts. “The twelve teachers slowly peeked into their bags,” says Kim, “and quickly erupted into cheers, African chants, singing, dancing, clapping, high-fiving, and praising.” When Kim and her friends had filled the bags with school supplies, they had no idea just how much those supplies would mean to the Malawian teachers. Kim let tears run down her cheeks, realizing this was more than just a celebration—she’d been a part of something really special.

The Faithful 4H: Kids Package Meals for Sixth Year in a Row

Rabbits might be their common ground, but nothing gets the kids from this 4H club more excited than packaging meals for children in need. 

Welcome to the Family!

Sue Trover wanted her surprise to be the highlight of Christmas day. She waited until all eleven grandchildren had opened their gifts. “The timing was important,” she explains.  Then she gathered the whole family and unveiled the biggest gift of the day—their family would be expanding as they welcomed six sponsored children from Children of the Nations’ (COTN) programs in Africa and the Caribbean.  

To Banta and Beyond: Your Impact Reaches Far in Sierra Leone

Faith in every footstep, twelve-year-old Umu walks the six miles to school every day from her village in the Banta region of Sierra Leone. The day starts early as Umu gets up before sunrise and prepares for her journey. She used to walk with a friend but this friend recently moved closer to the school. Now Umu makes the trek alone. “I am the only one left on the road,” she says. 

Sponsorship FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions for Sponsors

What specific benefits will the child or student I sponsor receive?
Your donation will help meet the physical, educational, social, and spiritual needs of your child or student. Your donation will go into our sponsorship fund and your child or student will receive the benefits of their program through your contribution. Every child and student in our program is assigned multiple sponsors to meet all of their needs. 

For a few of the specific benefits, see below:

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