Sponsor a girl

One girl can change the world – with your help.
A sponsored child in Guatemala

Girls are the poorest of poor. Did you know?

  • Girls are 2x more likely to be malnourished than boys
  • Globally, 62 million girls do not attend primary or secondary school

And yet, studies show that investing in girls is key to breaking the cycle of poverty.

When girls are educated, healthy and empowered, they pull themselves, their children and their communities out of poverty. You can provide opportunity and support to the life of one special girl and her community for just $39 a month. That’s only about $1 a day.

Sponsor a girl. Change a life today.

Find a child to sponsor

You may select one or more preferences below.

  • Adequate nutrition , so children get enough to eat

  • Water and sanitation , a basic right we take for granted

  • Healthcare , so children don't die from preventable diseases.

  • Education , so children learn important lessons for their future

  • Family income so parents can support their children

Where your money goes
Three reasons why you should sponsor a child with Plan:
1. Sponsorship benefits the sponsored child.
Image of Carlos - Now and then

“I became a sponsored child when I was in grade 2. I was 8 years old. I enjoyed the benefits of textbooks, being sponsored by Plan. That changed my life because I could study hard.”


Plan Canada sponsored child

2. Sponsorship benefits the community.
Image of Kaitlyn with sponsored children

“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

3. Sponsorship benefits YOU!
A sponsored child writing a letter

"I have been writing back and forth with my sponsored child for about 5 years now and – still – few things bring me as much joy as coming home to see a letter on my floor with that Plan logo on it, knowing it could be a letter, translated to English, sent all the way from a small village in Africa”

April Jensen

Plan Canada child sponsor