Sponsor a child in Nepal | ActionAid UK

For just 65p a day, your sponsorship with ActionAid UK will help a child in Nepal get access to nutritious food, clean water, health care and education. 

You could help make sure a girl like 10-year-old Riya grows up healthy and happy. Riya’s family were affected by the earthquakes in Nepal in 2015 that killed over 8,000 people, and injured almost 20,000. 

She has since been supported by an ActionAid Children’s Club, giving children a safe place to play to help them recover from the trauma of the earthquakes.

All children have hopes and dreams,  but poverty, injustice and trauma can hold them back. They might face violence, miss out on an education, or be prevented from claiming their rights. It doesn’t have to be this way.

By sponsoring a child, you’ll help us work with local communities to rebuild after disasters, provide healthcare, shelter and education, and unlock a child’s potential. Your support will mean that children can look forward to a brighter future. So the hopes and dreams of girls like Riya might one day become a reality. 

Sponsor a child

Where your sponsorship money goes

80% of your sponsorship gift goes overseas (whilst 20% is spent in the UK on raising awareness and finding more supporters). Of the 80% overseas gift, 70% goes directly to your sponsored child’s community or, if there is an exceptional need such as a life-threatening emergency, another community within their country. The remaining 30% is used to fund other vital work in developing countries, and running child sponsorship so that you can receive messages from your sponsored child, and hear how your gift is changing lives.

Young Bangladeshi girl sitting in alleyway in slum in Dhaka, Bangladesh


Young barefoot boy sitting alone in a puddle of water in the road in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Clean water

A young girl sitting alone on a railway platform near her home in a slum in Dhaka, Bangladesh


Baby in need of healthcare looking at camera wearing dirty vest


You can be sure we’ll achieve as much as possible with every pound you give us. And you’ll be able to see the difference you’re making through regular updates we’ll send on how your money’s being spent.

“It’s amazing to see what a difference such a small amount of money a month can make to a whole community.”

Richard Jordan, ActionAid child sponsor


Page updated 11 January 2019