Sponsor a Child

3-year-old Emy was vulnerable and isolated, but then something extraordinary happened.
She was sponsored by someone just like you.

Emy - From Despair to Hope

South East Asia’s Timor Leste is a beautiful but difficult place to grow up.

For Emy, hers was a really tough start. Her Mam and Dad passed away when she was a toddler. When she was taken in by her Aunt, she ate little, often sat alone and didn’t speak a word.

But, the day we took this photo was a good day and the start of a brighter future for Emy.

This was the day Emy was sponsored by someone just like you.

Through child sponsorship with Plan, you play an active role in your sponsored child’s development. You can communicate with them, ask questions, and get your children involved. You get updates on their progress, photographs and insights into their life and culture.

Importantly, your contributions help your sponsored child and their community. 

That day was a good day for Emy. But for thousands like her, it was not.

If you can, please invest in the lives of girls around the globe and make a child like Emy part of your family today.



A Welcome Pack, introducing you to your sponsored child and family. The real starting point of your journey.


An Annual Update with new photos of your sponsored child and their family, news from the community and much, much more.


Letters and gifts back and
forth to your sponsored child, through which you can build a unique relationship.


Plan is a global children’s charity that is making a positive impact in the lives of 78 million children in over 90,220 communities around the world. One of the best ways for us and for you to make an immediate and lasting improvement to the lives of the world’s poorest children is by sponsoring one child in one community with Plan.

When you sponsor a child, your contribution goes straight to the heart of that child’s community. Your sponsorship ensures your sponsored child  has the chance to go to school, to eat a healthy meal each day, to be safe and healthy and to have a roof over their head and food in their belly.

Sponsorship lets you follow your sponsored child’s progress every step of the way. You can be hands-on with the community and child you sponsor. You’ll write letters, exchange experiences, get regular updates and photographs and even have the opportunity to meet if you so choose.

It is your commitment to your sponsored child that allows Plan Ireland to design, deliver and implement quality, sustainable programmes that help your sponsored child, their family and entire community.

Join us today and see what a difference you can make in the life of a child in need.



In Senegal, your sponsorship can help girls like Maria safely go to school and finish, gaining necessary skills for success.


In Peru, your sponsorship can support water projects, vital in securing a healthy start for girls like Poline.


In Ghana, your sponsorship can support innovative farming initiatives aimed at young fathers, like Martha’s dad.


In Ecuador, your sponsorship can help boys like Pedro get a better, safer and happier start in life.

82c a day can mean so more to these children.

Please become a sponsor of a child in need today.


Together we drive real change through child sponsorship.

It takes less than 30 seconds to begin.

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  • The minimum monthly amount is €25 a month. This allows you make a lasting impact and makes your contribution tax effectient.
  • You can choose to sponsor a child with Plan in any of our 50 priority countries - all unique, all with committed Plan people on the ground and all in need of your sponsorship today.