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How your monthly gift makes a difference

Your gift will be doubled pound for pound by the UK government to support women and girls living in poverty.

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£10 per month

a month could provide food supplies like rice, lentils, oil, and sugar.

£7 per month

a month could provide energy-efficient stoves for four families.

£3 per month

a month could provide a solar lamp so that a girl can study at night.

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Muslim communities fighting against climate change

Varou Mat is a mother and nursery school teacher while her husband fishes for a living. They live in a fishing community in a village in Kampot, Cambodia.

Varou Mat has seen first hand the devastation caused by climate change in Cambodia and how it's affecting local fisherfolk and their children. She wanted to help and she decided to volunteer as a women's champion. 

As extreme floods and droughts have meant less fish in the rivers and lakes, she is worried that her husband and her community's income and livelihood will be destroyed. 

Varou Mat also knows that when her community is affected it has a knock-on effect on children.

When fishing is suspended, they have nothing left. They do not have farms or other occupations. They have no choice but to force their children to drop out of school to work... Children often miss their classes to help their families earn money."

Since receiving ActionAid training, Varou Mat has been encouraging her fellow villagers to move away from fishing and to look at other sources of food and income, such as growing vegetables. She hopes this means families can sustain themselves and that children can continue their education. 

Varou Mat is a women's champion

Cindy Liu/ActionAid

About ActionAid

ActionAid is an international charity that works with women and girls living in poverty.

Our dedicated local staff are changing the world with women and girls. We are ending violence and fighting poverty so that all women, everywhere, can create the future they want.

We operate in rural and urban communities across Asia, Africa and Latin America.

We're committed to ending the cycle of violence in communities around the world, enabling women's economic empowerment, and supporting women's and girls' rights during humanitarian crises.

Give before 4 June and your donation will be doubled by the UK Government. This means if you sign up to a new regular gift before 4 June your donation will be doubled for up to three months. 

We will be able to train and support even more Women Champions, who can play important roles in making long-term decisions to keep their communities safe from the effects of climate change. 

The matched funding from the UK Government will go directly to support our Women-Led Alternatives to Climate Change project in Cambodia and your donation will fund ActionAid’s work with women and girls wherever the need is greatest.

    This project is just one example of ActionAid’s work. Your regular donation may not go towards this project. It will be used where it is needed most to further ActionAid’s general charitable purposes.

    Image: Muslim children of Gujjar community at a madrasa in Chamba. Credit: Raul Irani Kirmani/ActionAid

    Page updated 23 August 2021