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Help change a girl’s life today. And yours.

In the developing world, millions of girls are denied basic human rights, living in fear of violence, forced into marriage and denied an education.

But when we rally behind them, girls can overcome obstacles and unleash their potential. You can help provide a girl with access to essentials like education, healthcare, clean water and a world of opportunity. Sponsor a girl today.

 
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The Start of something special

When you sponsor a girl, you’ll receive an information package about them, including details about their lives and the community they live in, and photos of them and their family. You’ll also receive an introduction letter from your child, opportunities to write them whenever you like, and annual updates on them, their community and country so you can see first-hand how your donations have made an impact.

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Did you know

  • 19,000 children die every day due to malnutrition and lack of health care, and girls are 3x more likely to be malnourished than boys
  • 780 million people lack access to safe drinking water and, on average, girls and women in developing countries walk over 6km a day to access water
  • More than 62 million girls are out of school
  • Every 2 seconds a child is forced into marriage

And yet, when girls are educated, healthy and empowered, they pull themselves, their children and their communities out of poverty. Sponsor a girl today and see the difference you will make in the lives of girls in the developing world.

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The Power of Your Sponsorship

When you sponsor a girl, your donation will fund life-changing projects in your sponsored child’s community – projects that will help children access their basic human rights.

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Change A girl's life

Three reasons why you should sponsor a girl:

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1. Sponsorship benefits the sponsored child
I was a very poor child in Colombia, but my Canadian sponsor showed me the world through her letters. Now I am 50, with an MBA and have traveled to 15 countries. Thank you Plan and my sponsor Miss Louise Miller.

Carlos Aparicio, MBA, Plan Colombia Board Member and former sponsored child

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2. Child Sponsorship benefits the whole community
I went to visit my sponsored child, Ruby in Ghana, Africa The money from sponsors funds so many amazing projects that benefit both sponsored children and the children in their community. It makes more of a difference than you can even imagine.

Kaitlyn Strickland, Plan Canada child sponsor

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3. Sponsorship benefits YOU!
When I visited my sponsored child, Sidonie it was rewarding to see the significant difference I've made in her life and in the community, especially in such a remote place!" Eileen said.

Eileen Fernandes-Smith, Plan Canada child sponsor

Still have questions?

  • How does Child Sponsorship work?

  • How much does it cost to sponsor a child with Plan Canada?

  • Do sponsorship contributions go directly to one child?

  • Is the money I give to Plan Canada handled responsibly?

  • Can I communicate with the child I sponsor?

  • Can I visit my sponsored child?

  • Will I receive a tax receipt for my donation?

  • I have more questions. Who can I speak with?

About Plan International

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About Plan International

Plan International is a global movement for change, mobilizing millions of people around the world to support social justice for children in developing countries.

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Where Your Money Goes

80.5% of donations go to support programs benefiting children and families

Where Your Money Goes

Learn how your contributions have helped change the lives of children and families in developing countries.

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