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ActionAid is an international charity working in over 45 countries. We work with the poorest women and girls in the world, changing their lives for good.

Our local staff provide immediate, hands-on support to women and children living on the margins of survival. Together we demand action at local, national and international level. We don’t walk away until we’ve achieved lasting change.

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How we use the money you give us

For every £1 we spend:

72p is spent on programme activity, including humanitarian and development work

12p is spent on fundraising

9p is spent on support costs (running the organisation)

7p is spent on campaigning for change

Income 2017

These figures are taken from our expenditure in 2016. We’re committed to keeping our supporters happy and being open and honest about how we fundraise. To find out more you can read our supporter promise.

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Mary, 3, lives in the Mukuru slum
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Growing up in the Mukuru slum, Nairobi: in photos

Sarah Murphy 13 Mar 2018

Young girls growing up in the Mukuru slum live in extreme poverty. Find out how ActionAid is working with local women’s groups to help prevent girls being abused and enable them to go to school.

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“Women aren’t reporting sexual assault. I know why.”

08 Mar 2018

“There is a moment when the line is crossed. The line is invisible, but the moment is unforgettable. The moment we become survivors.”

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Page updated 18 March 2018