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Our Focus Areas

Areas where we need your support.

Because of you, children and youth can thrive!

Drawing on our deep expertise of development, our programming covers 6 key focus areas. These focus areas reflect the work we do to address key challenges that children and communities are facing all around the world.


Responding to emergencies and crises

ChildFund’s ongoing focus in emergencies is on child protection, supporting local partners already on the ground with food, fuel, clean water, and shelter. As needs evolve the focus then transitions to recovery and child youth and wellbeing.

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Keeping children safe and protected

All children have the right to grow up in an environment free of violence and exploitation. Through education and support, communities are given the tools to ensure children have a safe and happy environment to thrive.

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Promoting health and nourishment

ChildFund works with local partners to help provide communities with education and resources they need to provide nourishment and health care for their children. This includes tools to grow and prepare food and programmes to provide food for children in schools.

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Supporting sustainable income generation

We offer a diverse range of support to families to ensure they aren’t limited based on their circumstances. By offering training and resources in agriculture to other local business opportunities, families can generate better family income to support their children, and further contribute to the positive development of their communities.

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Opening doors for a brighter future

Education has the greatest potential to bring a child and their family a brighter future. With your help we're supporting children in all stages of learning. From providing school supplies, to improving school facilities, it all helps create a place for children to learn and thrive.

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Improving access to clean water

Everyone should have access to safe water. By creating community water access points, providing training to local families and spreading awareness about hygiene, we are helping keep children and their communities healthy.

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

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Leave a gift to ChildFund in your Will

You can have a lasting legacy by including a bequest to ChildFund New Zealand in your Will.

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Spread the love through Gifts that Grow

Show your friends and family that you care by giving them something from our gift catalogue.

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Sponsor a Community

By sponsoring a community you’re providing support that will make an impact across all of our focus areas.

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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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