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Precious, 9

When Precious was matched with a Kiwi Kid Sponsor her life changed for the better.

Precious had terrible eczema that made her itchy and damaged her skin. It was easily treatable but her mum, Sueanna, couldn’t afford the medication she needed, or the cotton clothing the doctor recommended to help her skin breathe.

"Now I can get Precious her prescription and her skin is much better. Thankfully, I got her cotton t-shirts and pants too! It’s a relief knowing my girl isn’t in pain anymore … Thanks to her sponsor, I’ve also been able to get her stationery and a uniform and pay for her school camp."

Precious loves learning and school. Now she’s going with the gear she needs, and without the distraction of sore, itchy skin. Thanks to someone like you.

Sponsor a child like Precious

Your monthly support has a profound effect on a child's health, happiness and self-esteem


Sponsored children enjoy school more and they feel they do better.*

"I'm able to try my hardest at school now due to the stationery I have."

Family wellbeing

Sponsored children do more fun things with their family.*

"Our family is happier and get along better."


Sponsored children feel their health is better.*

"I feel happier and healthier and not so stressed."


Sponsorship helps a child feel more included.*

"I feel better about myself and more confident to do things at school."

As a sponsor, you'll provide a disadvantaged Kiwi kid with basic essentials like bedding, a school uniform and shoes  and access to important life opportunities such as school camp and swimming lessons.

Basic clothing

Basic clothing

Warm bedding

Warm bedding




School stationery and uniform




Activities like school trips, sport or music

What other Kiwi Kid Sponsors are saying

"I can't help all the kids but I can make a difference to one."

"We are helping a child start life – and taking a little stress off parents."

"I know we're making a real difference to a Kiwi kid's life and that's great."

"When I receive a letter from my special friend and hear what she has been doing – priceless!"

"I have three children, my eldest is eight – the same age as Athena. I also have a six-year-old daughter and four-year-old son. Sponsorship is a valuable lesson for them, that helping those in need is important. It also helps them realise how lucky they are having a warm house, warm clothes, lunch every day."



Contact our team

Our Kiwi Kid Sponsorship team is happy to answer any other questions you may have.

Email sponsorkids@variety.org.nz or phone us on 09 520 4111.