Eight-year-old Hawa (pictured right) lives in a rural village in The Gambia. She’s one of the few children in her village who goes to school.
Most families here and in other communities around the world, cannot afford to send their children to school. But child sponsorship is changing Hawa's life and the lives of many children.
When you sponsor a child, like Hawa, your generous Sadaqah Jariyah donation will provide food, water and education.
You will also be helping to make sure that a child’s whole community benefits from the sponsorship. Because we believe that children can only thrive when the environment around them supports them to grow and develop.
You'll receive handwritten letters and photos from your sponsored child, and detailed updates about them from ActionAid staff in the country where they live. Hawa says:
Whenever I sit down to do my message, it looks to me as if I am sitting face to face with my sponsor."
This Ramadan, sponsor a child for just 65p a day and see the difference you can make to children and their communities.
What will my child sponsorship pay for?
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.
Top image: Eight-year-old Hawa (pictured right) and friend at school in a village in The Gambia. Photo credit: Sutay Njie/ActionAid. Credits: Paul Evans/ActionAid. Other photos: Sharron Lovell, Greg Funnell, Nicolas Axelrod, Caroline Thomas, Savann Oeurm, Des Willie, Nayantara Gurung Kakshapati, Celia Peterson/ActionAid.
Page updated 11 March 2022