Right now, over 3200 disadvantaged children are a big step closer to the childhood they deserve through Kiwi Kid Sponsorship. Read more
For as little as $45 each month, Kiwi Kid Sponsorship connects you with an individual child to provide them with essentials and opportunities they would otherwise go without. It might be basic clothing, shoes, stationery for school, warm bedding, medicine or an extra-curricular activity that helps them feel included.
Sponsorship has transformed eight-year-old Dayton's life this year, as his mother explains in this heartfelt letter.
Earlier this year, we conducted our first programme impact review of Kiwi Kid Sponsorship. The results were overwhelming. 529 children and their caregivers spoke frankly and anonymously about how sponsorship has created positive change in their lives.
Survey responses overwhelmingly confirmed that the Kiwi Kid Sponsorship programme created life-changing outcomes for families and kids. The impact on the programme participants has been significant across the areas of social inclusion, education, family dynamics and health. Parents see support from the Kiwi Kid Sponsorship programme critical to be able to provide their children with the opportunities they need to thrive.
of children over 10 feel like their health is better because of Kiwi Kid Sponsorship
of children feel more included because of Kiwi Kid Sponsorship
of children are doing better at school because of Kiwi Kid Sponsorship
of families feel less stressed because of Kiwi Kid Sponsorship
Family dynamics outcomes were also very common. Almost all children reported being more socially included and experiencing better family relationships as a result of sponsorship.
In turn, this impacts the wellbeing of children. Children are acutely aware of the financial pressures their parents or caregivers face, and they also experience relief when some of these pressures are alleviated.
Based on the feedback from parents and caregivers, it appears that the Kiwi Kid Sponsorship programme fills a unique gap in the sector by providing practical support to families that they cannot access anywhere else.
A sponsor provides an individual New Zealand child living in poverty with essentials for home and school.