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Our Communities

The dedicated areas where we work.

Sponsor a community

Help a community reach self-reliance.

Achieving self-reliance through long-term community programmes

We currently have programmes in six priority areas around the world. In these Dedicated Communities, we work with local partners to develop Road Maps - plans that help each community reach self-reliance. Our commitment to these communities helps us achieve lasting changes that help children and youth to thrive.

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Your Donations at Work

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In Papua New Guinea, you've supported over 11,000 calls to the 1-Tok helpline, providing counselling and support for families impacted by gender-based and domestic violence.

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In Sri Lanka, 6,113 primary school children received support in their education.

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In Vietnam, 4,215 people were supported through water, sanitation and hygiene activities.

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In Zambia, 54,444 people were reached with COVID-19 awareness and prevention training.

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Because of you, children and youth can thrive!


Since 2006, we have been helping children in the region of Emali, Kenya

ChildFund New Zealand works in the rural setting of Emali, home to two tribes - the Maasai and the Kamba. There are around 3,500 New Zealanders who support our work in Kenya each month.

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We have been supporting programmes with our Pacific neighbours for 26 years

ChildFund has supported programmes in Papua New Guinea since 1994. In the last four years, we expanded our work to include communities in Kiribati and the Solomon Islands.

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Our work in Timor-Leste began in 1990

Since gaining independence in 2002, our work continues to focus on supporting children and families to improve low literacy rates, improve water and sanitation, and lower the high malnutrition rate. About 1,000 New Zealanders support ChildFund's work in Timor-Leste every month.

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Cao Bang is reaching self-reliance

Since 2009 ChildFund has been working alongside the community Cao Bang. Children and families in the region are building a community where children and youth have their basic needs met and where they are protected from all forms of harm and abuse.

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For over ten years, we have been helping Luangwa, Zambia

Our work in Luangwa, Zambia, began in 2010. Along with our local and international partners and donors, we are helping children and youth to thrive.

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We've worked in Batticaloa for over 11 years

Since 2011, ChildFund has been helping children, youth and their families in Batticaloa to thrive.

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Become a Community Sponsor

Your donation today will go towards unleashing the potential within every child. Your support enables ChildFund to partner with our dedicated communities to ensure children are educated, nourished, protected from harm and have a sense of wellbeing.

About Us

At ChildFund, we’re committed to creating long-lasting sustainable impact. Our unique approach empowers communities to achieve self-reliance, leading to increased independence among families, improved health, education, and confidence in children, and a sense of purpose among young people.


We see the potential in every child. And we know you see it too

Our work is centred around helping children and youth to thrive. We work alongside local partners to implement programmes that improve child wellbeing and support communities on their development journey of reaching self-reliance.

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Our Impact

Thousands of children worldwide are positively impacted by the support of ChildFund and our caring supporters. Through comprehensive plans (Road Maps), we can create lasting change where children and communities can become self-sustainable and thrive.

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Our Approach

It takes a holistic approach to help children thrive. We build meaningful relationships in communities and collaborate with local organisations to implement programmes and solutions that address barriers caused by poverty. The ultimate goal is for each community to achieve self-reliance, where local organisations and families can continue their journey independently.

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