09 Jun 2017
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Zara's letter to her sponsor

Zara now has opportunities she dreamed of

Zara is a typical 14-year-old; she loves her family and spending time with her friends. She works hard at school and likes to help in her community – doing dishes and helping with baking for the local food bank. 

The Otago local used to dream of playing sport, but didn't tell her mum because she knew she couldn't afford the money for shoes or fees.

Since being matched with a sponsor, Zara has become sports-mad! She plays tennis and netball, and hopes to start rugby league soon. Her mum says she's noticed a huge shift in her confidence in all areas.

As well as sports gear, the teenager has been able to get a warm school jumper and other basic essentials for the cold Otago winter. 

Best of all, Zara now has access to opportunities just like her peers. She isn't missing out anymore thanks to her Kiwi Kid Sponsor. 

To find out more about sponsoring a child like Zara, please click here, or contact Variety on (09) 520 4111 or

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