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About World Vision Finland

We help children in emergencies, poverty or facing abuse and exploitation.

World Vision has a long history of taking action that transforms the world. Our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children, in the most difficult places, overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. Together with supporters like you, we've helped millions of children and families out of poverty and we are often the first on the ground when disasters strike.

World Vision Finland is one of the largest development cooperation organisations in Finland and an independent part of World Vision, the world's largest child sponsorship organization. Together with our supporters World Vision Finland supports around 2 million people, protecting and defending children and their rights in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

How we work

Your support transforms lives - and during our 70 years of experience, we have developed our partnership with communities to ensure your donations lead to lasting transformations. Our integrated approach includes water, healthcare, education, child protection and income generation. We believe it takes a whole community to create happy and fulfilling childhoods and we work together with communities so that they are empowered to do just that.

How to be sure how your donation is used?

When you make a donation to World Vision Finland you can rest assured that it will be well spent so that it will have the greatest possible impact on the children and communities who need it the most.

Our development programmes are run by our own, local staff or by local, trusted partner organisations. We are in regular contact with the experts at the local offices and regularly perform monitoring trips to the programme areas. Externally led evaluations are done on a regular basis and these tell us how the work in the area has advanced. We also support communities so that they may better know and uphold their own rights.

Pie chart demonstration how we use the donations

When you donate to World Vision Finland, 76% of your donation goes directly to the development cooperation programme. 19% is invested in fundraising and communications, so you'll support us in raising more funds to help children around the world, and 5% goes towards administrative costs. You deserve to know how your donations have changed lives for good; that is why we’re transparent about our expenses and are always prepared to share this with you.

We closely monitor the use of our funds and how successful the development programmes are. Our account auditing process is thorough and performed on an annual basis by KPMG, who also audit e.g. our operational report for the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Locally authorized auditors also perform the account audits for the local Word Vision offices.

Your support transforms lives

There’s still so much we need to do. There are millions of children struggling to survive, who risk losing their childhoods, their families, and their hope. With your help, we can do even more; protecting children today and empowering them for tomorrow.

Donate, sponsor a child, give to an emergency, or consider a gift in your Will.

Feel free to contact our customer service at any time. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have and help you find the best option for you to donate or get involved.

Customer service
Phone: 00358 96 818 300 (Mon–Fri, 10am–3pm)