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FAQ: Legacy Giving

I have decided to leave a gift in my will to World Vision Malaysia (WVM). How do I go about it?

Simply contact your lawyer and have them include a clause in your will naming WVM as a beneficiary. If you already have a will, you may need to add a new paragraph in the will. You may also prepare your own will with the presence of two witnesses. However, legal service will ease the execution process as compared to the latter. For more details on leaving a legacy, please contact us at 603-7800 0899 or [email protected].

I am a child sponsor. Can I leave money to my sponsored child in my will?

Child Sponsorship changes a child’s life by changing the world they live in. Sponsorship benefits more than just one child — the transformation you help bring about extends to each child's family, their community, and other children in need. Naming your sponsored child in your will is not recommended as children and their families may leave the area and no longer be participating in the programme, making it impossible for World Vision to honour your wishes. We recommend that you direct your bequest to the child sponsorship programme or allow us to use where it is needed most at the time received.

Can I choose what my gift is spent on?

Yes, you can choose an area of our work that is close to your heart. However, leaving a gift to a specific project or country can sometimes cause difficulties, as it's likely to be many years before we receive your legacy gift and the project may have finished or we could have stopped working in that country. If you would like to discuss any specific intentions you have, please contact us. We will do our utmost to honour your wishes.

Do I need to inform WVM about this? Isn’t it a private matter?

Your will is a private document and you’re not under any obligation to tell us anything. Of course, if you do want to let us know your intentions, we would love to hear from you so that we can thank you for your generosity.

What are the gifts that I can leave to WVM?

You can leave any of the following to WVM as long as you write your bequest clearly in your will:

a. Cash

b. Property Asset

c. Share/Bond

d. Trust Fund

For Insurance, you can nominate World Vision Malaysia as a beneficiary.