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I did my first 12km last week and needless to say, 6 days on, I can still feel the pain! But I will be running/plodding for ActionAid again and again, because I know how even the smallest donation can have a major impact on the lives of girls around the world.
Claire Smith, ActionAid runner
Mitu, aged 13, from Bangladesh.
How your sponsorship money could help
Mitu was abandoned by her parents when she was three years old. Since the age of 10, she has been living in the ActionAid Happy Homes centre, which provides safe accommodation for girls who would otherwise be living on the streets of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Many girls who come to the centre have been victims of exploitation, suffering physical, mental and sexual abuse whilst living on the streets. We give them free healthcare and counselling, and provide education and vocational training so in the future they can earn a living.
Mitu now regularly gets top marks in her school exams and has won awards for her painting and drawing.
With your support, we can help make sure that other girls like Mitu receive an education.