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Donate by 4 June and the UK Government will match your gift pound for pound
Meet Heng. She’s living on the frontline of the climate crisis in Cambodia where the rising waters are flooding homes, ruining crops, and pushing families further into poverty.
For Heng and her daughters, time is running out: we must act now to help them.
As the changing climate makes the weather more extreme and unpredictable, Heng's daily fishing catch – her family's only source of food and income – is under threat.
The strong winds keep on coming. I wouldn’t dare to go out fishing. I pray for it to stop. I depend entirely on the weather."
A day of no fishing means Heng and her family go hungry that day. On a good day, they're able to borrow money just to buy rice to eat.
Heng’s 11-year-old daughter Punthea is often forced to cut back on school to earn an income for her family. She picks up trash to sell, earning just 75p per collection.
She is the answer
But with the right tools, women like Heng can adapt to the changing climate.
ActionAid and our partners are training women's groups in new farming techniques and providing them with seeds that will help them grow climate-resilient crops.
This support for Heng would mean that she can grow enough vegetables on her boat to sell at the local market and to feed her family. Her daughters can continue their education. It would mean that she can protect her home and her livelihood from floods and storms.
Your donation of £7 a month could help ActionAid train women like Heng in the skills they need to adapt to climate change. Right now, every donation will be matched pound for pound by the UK Government, meaning our work could go twice as far.
Heng is not helpless. She is determined. She is resourceful.
She is the answer.
Will you help women and girls survive the climate crisis before it’s too late?
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.
Why are we asking for a monthly gift?
Every donation counts, and we’re grateful for whatever you feel you can afford. A one-off donation is a fantastic start, but it's crucial we can be there for women in the long-term — whatever it takes.
That's why regular donations are so important: they mean we can commit to ending violence against women and girls, however long as it takes.
A monthly gift from you allows us to make ambitious plans, and invest in the futures of women and their communities. It means we can make a real, sustainable difference. Please help us to change the world with women and girls.
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.