Donate to ActionAid and help protect homeless girls | ActionAid UK

Around the world, millions of children have nowhere to call home. With no one to care for them, girls are particularly vulnerable when they are forced to sleep in dark alleyways, or on dangerous railway platforms.

In Dhaka, Bangladesh, there are 250,000 children living on the streets. Over half of them are girls, like eight-year old Aniker in the photo above. These girls are abandoned, neglected and deprived of a childhood. Alone and scared, they live with the constant fear of cruelty at the hands of strangers. This is the terrifying reality that they wake up to every day.

ActionAid is creating safe spaces for forgotten children, providing them with food, somewhere safe to sleep and ensuring that they go to school. We are enabling girls to get an education, learn vital skills, make friends and grow up happy and protected. Not just tonight, but every night.

Please, donate now and help us reach every forgotten child.

Over 12 months, your gift could…

Donate £15 a month
Help provide safe, warm beds.

£15 could help provide safe, warm beds within the safe spaces

Donate £10 a month
Two girls read together.

£10 could help educate a child 

Donate £3 a month
A girl smiles at the camera.

£3 could help stock safe spaces with food

What ActionAid does

Women and girls are affected the most by poverty. From the moment they are born, girls especially face inequalities and injustice in almost every aspect of their lives.

Around the world, millions of girls are forced to sleep rough in public places, eat leftovers and scraps and live on the edge of survival. They have no place to wash and no access to clean drinking water or health facilities. 

ActionAid puts women and girls at the centre of our work across 45 countries. We make sure that girls have enough food, a safe place to live and that they can go to and stay in school. We work with communities to end gender-based violence, and we train women in the skills they need to earn a living.

We don’t walk away until we’ve achieved lasting change.

Income 2017

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

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 fundraising commitment.

Why we’re asking 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 homelessness and extreme poverty that women and girls are facing are long-term problems, and they need long-term solutions. We don’t walk away. We’re committed to making a durable difference and changing lives for good.

A regular gift from you means that we can commit to being there for women and girls who desperately need us, both now and in the future.

Please donate now and help change lives for good


Page updated 22 July 2018