Child Sponsorship FAQ

Enable a child to not just survive, but thrive.

Kuda Vana's Child Sponsorship program is a monthly giving opportunity to  provide love, nutrition, security, health and education to a child at Kuda Vana Children's Home. 

How much does it cost to sponsor a child? 

Your monthly gift of $25 or more helps cover the day to day expenses of caring for and educating a child at Kuda Vana. It costs us $415 a month, or $5,000 annually to care for a child, and much more than that for our older children who are attending high school. Therefore, many children will have more than one sponsor praying for and supporting them. 

Why does it cost Kuda Vana this much to support a child? 

Many people assume that things are significantly cheaper in places like Zimbabwe. In fact, while the cost of labor is less expensive than many places, items like food, gas, medicine, clothing and supplies are typically equal to, if not more expensive, than the U.S. Also included in these annual expenses is a child's education, including books, uniforms and the trained teachers who are educating them. Kuda Vana is committed to being efficient with our donor's dollars, and providing each child in our care every opportunity to thrive. 

How will I get to know my child? 

We will send you an annual photo and update on the child you are sponsoring. You will also receive occasional newsletters updating you on what's happening at the Kuda Vana Children's Home. 

Can I send my child gifts or letters?  

Kuda Vana values local leadership; therefore, your support will remain anonymous to your sponsored child. We want the children to look up to and admire their local leaders, rather than foreigners. We also want every child to feel special and loved, whether they are sponsored or not. Thus, we ask that you do not write letters to your child or buy them gifts. Your monthly support makes it possible for us to purchase birthday and Christmas gifts, new clothing, and the occasional treat for all our children. 

If you are interested in sponsoring a child, please visit our Child Sponsorship Page for details.                          

Contact Tara Petersen at with any questions or concerns.