Ten-year-old Anisa is from Mombasa County, Kenya. She lives and works on a dumpsite - like many children in her area, she picks through the rubbish to find plastic bottles to sell.
But ActionAid is working in Anisa’s community to help transform girls’ futures. We’re running a network of projects that support girls into schools, keep girls from dropping out of school, and help girls to catch up on learning they’ve missed.
Anisa has been supported by ActionAid to go to school and get the education that is her right. Now, she looks forward to leaving the dumpsite and becoming a police officer when she grows up.
ActionAid believes that every girl has the right to go to school. Every girl has the power to transform her own future, and build a life free from poverty – if only she’s given the chance.
So this Christmas, please give a gift to help a girl open the door to a brighter future.
How your donation could help unlock a girl’s power
How we use the money you give us
For every £1 we spend:
67p is spent on humanitarian and development programmes and strengthening our global federation
20p is spent on fundraising
10p is spent on support costs (running the organisation)
3p is spent on campaigning for change
These figures are taken from our expenditure in 2019.
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.
Why we ask for a monthly gift
All money helps, and we’re grateful for whatever you feel you can afford.
A one-off donation is a fantastic start, but the kind of extreme poverty that millions of women and girls are facing are long-term problems, and they need long-term solutions.
A regular gift from you means we can commit to being there for girls like five-year-old Jui in Bangladesh, who desperately need us, both now and in the future.
Donating by post
If you’d prefer to donate by post, make out a cheque payable to ActionAid UK, and send it to:
Supporter Care Team
Chard Business Park
Top image: Anisa, 10, lives and works on a dumpsite in Mombasa County, Kenya. Esther Sweeney/ActionAid
Page updated 24 November 2021