For a child living in the developing world, poverty looms
like a mountain: immense, impassable, immovable. You'll have a greater understanding of that as you trek up Kilimanjaro. Your efforts will help pave the way for a child to rise above their circumstances. Are you ready to make a difference?
Each year, 40,000 people attempt to climb Kilimanjaro. And each year, we partner with like-hearted sponsors to make an eternal difference in the lives of 40,000 children in 16 countries around the world.
One Child Matters exists to eliminate the obstacles poverty places in the life of a child.
The children in our programs -- if given the chance -- can go on to break the cycle of poverty in their families, communities, and world.
With your help, we can develop life-giving world changers, one child at a time.
Are you in?
Extreme poverty is an overwhelming global problem.
Fortunately, we know a solution that’s proven incredibly effective.
Life-changing, even. Start with one child, and sponsor them toward a brighter future. If you want to know what sponsorship is all about, there's someone we'd like you to meet.
They’ve got hearts bigger than Kilimanjaro – meet our adventurers and the children whose lives will change because of their climb!