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Sponsor a girl

Help end child marriage so that girls can stay in school

The longer a girl stays in school, the less likely she is to get married as a child.

When you sponsor a girl, you’re helping her access education and life-changing resources that will help her reach her full potential. An education helps girls avoid child marriage and decide their own future.

 
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Girl at school.

Did you know

  • Nearly every 2 seconds a child is forced into marriage
  • Every year, 12 million girls are married before the age of 18
  • On average, 15 000 children under-5 die each day. More than half of under-5 child deaths are due to diseases that are preventable and treatable through simple, affordable interventions.
  • 785 million people lack even a basic drinking-water service, including 144 million people who are dependent on surface water. On average, girls and women in developing countries walk over 6km a day to access water.
  • Nearly 130 million girls are out of school

And yet, when girls are educated, healthy and empowered, they can pull themselves, their families 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. With your support, a girl can secure the information, opportunities and encouragement she needs to swap a potentially forced walk down the aisle for the chance to forge her own promising path forward.

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A girl smiling.

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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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:

Portrait of Carlos, Canadian child sponsor
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

Image of Kaitlyn with sponsored children.
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

Eileen visits Sidonie
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?