Child Sponsorship

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Child Sponsorship


Sponsor a child like Gum now…

Gum was born with severe knock knees. He is a much-loved younger son to his mother Aciro.

Gum lives in the heart of a bustling slum in Uganda’s capital city Kampala. The tightly packed houses, with their cracked walls and broken roofs, have formed a labyrinth of narrow alleys. The air is thick with the smell of cooking fires, and the sound of children’s laughter mixes with the hum of street vendors hawking their wares. It is a place where life is hard, and survival is a daily struggle. Yet, for Gum, it is the only world he knows.

His mother first noticed his legs were bending inwards when he was just a baby. She felt helpless as she didn’t know where to turn for help, and hoped that it would go away as he grew, but it never did.

Gum’s condition limits his interactions with other children, and he is unable to attend school with his peers. He often watches the other children as they leave for school, wishing he could join them. But his knock-knees make it difficult for him to walk long distances, let alone attend school.

“I wish I could afford the surgery so that he could then attend school, it breaks my heart to see him struggle every day,” says his mother Aciro.

But there is hope for Gum.

Thanks to generous people like you, Aciro doesn’t need to worry so much about Gum’s future.

Through your regular gifts, everything can change. Gum will be able to receive life-changing corrective surgery and ongoing rehabilitation. His mother could never afford to do this, but your generosity make impossible dreams come true. Gum will be able to make friends with other children, and go to school. And because of you, he will have a much brighter future.

This one child represents the many children you can help when you become a cbm child Sponsor. You will enjoy seeing the impact your generosity can have on the lives of children like Gum.

Become a cbm Child Sponsor today and help more vulnerable children, like Gum, with disabilities in the world’s poorest places.

How it works

As a cbm Child Sponsor, your gifts are working in the poorest countries, where up to 80% of children with a disability will die without help before their 5th birthday.

Our cbm Child Sponsorship works in three ways:

1. Finding: Children with a disability are often hidden away in shame. Your generosity helps to find them and bring them hope..

2. Life-changing Support: Children with disabilities often need urgent medical care or intensive rehabilitation. Your generosity helps provide much needed treatments to transform their lives.

3. Continuing Care: Once a child’s impairment is treated, we can’t send them back home alone. Your generosity helps break down the traditional fear of disability, so children are welcomed back into their families, schools and communities.

What is unique about cbm’s Child Sponsorship?

It focuses on children with a disability. You are helping children who can’t see or walk or hear. Children that are often hidden away out of shame and superstition. Schools often turn away children with disabilities. Families slide further into poverty, because caring for children with disabilities leaves less time and energy to make a living.

Thanks to cbm Child Sponsors these children, rejected because of their disability, are welcomed into school and their community. You improve their lives forever.

One featured child each year represents all the children being helped in the programme. We will take you on a journey with a representative child. This sponsorship is less complex and less expensive to administer; therefore more of your money is invested in improving children’s lives.

What does your sponsorship cover?

Your sponsorship covers the cost of surgery and rehabilitation for one child. You are investing in sight-saving, leg-straightening, life-changing work. You help families and communities lift themselves out of poverty, by providing job training, business coaching and small loans.

You can take great joy in the wonderful things you can do for children like Gum.

Your generosity as a cbm Child Sponsor reflects God’s love by helping children with disabilities receive the vital support they need to live their lives and achieve their full potential. Thank you for caring.

Follow the lives of the representative children in cbm’s Child Sponsorship Programme by clicking on the images below.

Additional information


One-off, Every Week, Every 2 Weeks, Every 4 Weeks, Every Month, Quarterly, Annually