The Philippines is an archipelago of more than 7,000 islands between the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea, east of Vietnam. With one of the highest birthrates in Asia, the Philippines is home to more than 36 million children, more than a quarter of whom are vulnerable to sickness, malnutrition and human trafficking due to poverty. Located in the earthquake belt and typhoon belt of the Pacific Rim, it is highly susceptible to horrific storms as well as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, landslides and other life-threatening natural disasters.
ChildFund has been working in Philippines since 1971 to ensure all children receive the support, protection and care they need to grow up healthy and strong. As a child-focused international development organization, ChildFund exists to change underlying factors that prevent children from fully experiencing these rights. We do that by:
HELPING deprived, excluded and vulnerable children have the capacity to improve their lives and the opportunity to become young adults, parents and leaders who bring lasting and positive change in their communities.
PROMOTING societies whose individuals and institutions participate in valuing, protecting and advancing the worth and rights of children.
ENRICHING supporters’ lives through their support of our cause.
Since our beginnings in 1938, first as China's Children Fund and later as Christian Children's Fund, our approach has evolved into one of community development, focused on strengthening families and community structures that make up a child’s environment. The individual sponsor-to-child relationship supports this work, with sponsor funds pooled to improve life in the communities where sponsored children live.
Today, support from sponsors is what allows us to remain in communities long term, building relationships with local partner organizations and focusing on children’s changing needs as they grow up. Support from diverse donors and institutions allows ChildFund to expand and deepen its work with children and families even more. Sponsors’ friendship and encouragement further elevate ChildFund’s impact for children, families and communities, increasing their well-being.