Child sponsorship benefits the whole village
Sponsoring a child doesn’t just help them; it helps other children and their families improve their lives too. Our sponsorship staff at the projects understand what the greatest needs are: whether they are food, clean water, an education, or healthcare. So they are best placed to work with communities to put lasting solutions in place.
Our child sponsors have a very personal connection, and get a unique insight into the lives of the children they sponsor and the communities that benefit.
Working through local people
Almost all of the people and partners who run our programmes are from the developing world. This means our staff are on the ground experiencing poverty at first hand. We see day-to-day how poverty affects people’s lives, and are uniquely placed to give a voice to the women and children who suffer most.
Building lasting change
We don’t impose solutions. We listen and work with communities to make sure their voices are heard and that they’re actively involved in solving the problems they face. That way we build change that lasts.
We campaign against big global issues to make tax fair everywhere. We tackle endemic and gender-based violence. We fight for women’s rights. In this way, we tackle the root causes of poverty and release the resources needed to drive change.
On the frontline
Our local staff respond fast to women and children living in desperate need with the right kind of practical help, be it clean water, food, medicines or healthcare, and a safe place to shelter during an emergency.
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All of our work is focussed on five key objectives outlined by ActionAid's International Federation.
ActionAid helps change the lives of the poorest, most disadvantaged women and children in the world.
We work in communities across Africa, Asia and Latin America.