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Sponsorship stories

Being a sponsor with Plan is a uniquely rewarding experience.

See for yourself what our sponsors say about sponsoring a child with Plan.

  • Fifty years in the making: a dream visit to Africa
    Audrey Dean visited her sponsored child in a village close to Lake Victoria in Kenya. It was her lifelong ambition to visit Africa and the trip to visit her sponsored child has left her wanting to do more.
  • Family bowled over by warm welcome in India
    Teacher Richard Hudson and his family travelled to a remote village in the Himalayas to visit Sanjay, the boy they sponsor.The cricket set they took proved a big hit.
  • Seeing the difference in Sri Lanka
    The Presmans visited five year old Navodya, the girl they sponsor in Sri Lanka and were pleased to see the valuable difference Plan is making in her community - a community the family now feels a part of.
  • Taking a London bus to Rwanda
    Julie Galvin went to meet Deborah in Rwanda - and took a special gift for her.
  • Healthy and happy in a community supported by Plan
    Joanne Hedger met Arafin in Cambodia after seven years of sponsorship. The beaming smile on his face as he looked through the truck window on her arrival will stay with her forever.
  • An experience that money can't buy
    Michelle Barrett and her six year old daughter, Lyla, travelled more than 7,000 miles to Indonesia to meet Efa, the 14 year old girl they sponsor through Plan.
  • Clare Holman sees the difference sponsorship makes in Zimbabwe
    When actress Clare Holman travelled to Zimbabwe to meet Marry, the eight-year-old girl she sponsors, she was moved by the warmth and friendship she experienced and impressed with Plan's impact
  • An inspiring visit to Ethiopia
    Sabina Webber and her husband Chris Dennis made a memorable trip to Ethiopia to meet the young girl they have sponsored since 2005. Hear them tell the story and see photos of their inspirational trip.
  • Housewarming celebrations in Sri Lanka
    During a trip to Sri Lanka, Plan UK sponsors Peter and Judith Bates decided to pay a visit to their sponsored child, 10 year-old Sanduni, making their time on the island especially memorable.
  • A happy reunion and exciting new relationship in Ghana
    Plan sponsor Gilly Smith paid a second visit to her sponsored child, Rita, in Ghana and met her new sponsored child, Elizabeth, for the first time.
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