Thanks to your donations, we are able to provide concrete aid and lasting solutions to thousands of children in need. Together, we can defend their right to a happy childhood and a better future.

Make a one-off

Help protect children affected by a specific humanitarian crisis or allow us to assign your donation where it is most needed by choosing the general support section.  

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Our emergency aid focuses primarily on helping children and their close relations by providing vital support in the following areas:

  • Urgent medical care for children and their mothers
  • Distribution of basic necessities (shelter, blankets, cooking utensils, hygiene items, clothing, etc.)
  • Access to drinking water and reparation of sanitation systems
  • Psychological and social support and the creation of child-friendly areas

Become a sponsor

By becoming a sponsor, you can make a lasting difference to the future of children living in hardship.

For as little as 1 franc per day, you can provide housing and a safe environment for three children who have experienced abuse.

Become a life changer.

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Our sponsorship programme offers you the possibility to provide lasting support to children, starting from just CHF 1.- a day:

  • You do not support one child but several.
  • You provide long-term support to children.
  • We support the children directly and you are right by their side with us.
  • Your contributions help ensure lasting security for children.
  • 86% of the donations go directly to our child relief projects.

Your sponsorship is for an initial period of one year. However, you may cancel it at any time.

Once your registration has been processed, you will receive the following items by post:

  • Additional information about your sponsorship
  • Pay-in slips for each contribution made
  • Our quarterly magazine, Courage, and leaflets (related to humanitarian crises) to keep you informed of our projects
  • In early February of each year, you will receive a certificate showing your donations for tax deduction purposes


Become a patron

By becoming a patron, you stand up and help Terre des hommes fight for the respect of the rights of the child. Through your commitment, you also become an ambassador for children's rights.

Thanks to your annual commitment of CHF 75.-, you help provide children with the decent living conditions to which they are entitled.

Get involved in children’s rights.

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In addition to your membership card, you will receive:

  • Our quarterly magazine, Courage, to keep you informed of our projects and activities on the ground.
  • In early February of each year, you will receive a certificate showing your donations for tax deduction purposes.

We accept payment by credit card, Postfinance, payment slip and LSV.

Where do your donations go?

86% of donations are directly allocated to our children's aid projects. Our administrative costs account for just 14%.


As a ZEWO-certified organisation, we undertake to use all donations made to us in an appropriate and efficient manner.


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Get involved

There are multiple ways to help children and support our work.

Become a volunteer

Put your skills to use and devote some of your free time to helping children.



Tailor-made programs for philanthropists intersted in supporting our work.



Discover the different forms of partnerships which can help children in need.


Take part in one of
events in Switzerland

Every year, we organise several major events throughout the country.