Sponsor a child | ActionAid UK

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For just 65p a day, you can change a girl like Freshta’s life for good when you become a sponsor with ActionAid. 

Four-year-old Freshta has spent most of her life living in a cave in Afghanistan, because her family couldn’t afford somewhere safe to live. The conditions inside the cave meant that she got an infection in her leg, which has left a big scar across it.  Since being sponsored, Freshta and her family have been able to move to a proper home with windows and a stove, and are able to cover the medical expenses to ensure that she grows up happy and healthy. 

Through our child sponsorship programme we can reach more girls like Freshta. ActionAid believes that all children should have an equal chance to thrive. Your sponsorship can make a huge difference to a girl or boy in need – ensuring they have enough to eat, an education and hope for the future.

As their only sponsor, you’ll have a special relationship with your sponsored child. Sponsor a child today and see for yourself the difference your support can make.

Sponsor a child as a gift

You can even sponsor a child as a gift for a friend or family member. Just tell us a few details and we'll set everything up for you.

Sponsor a child as a gift

Where your sponsorship money goes

80% of your sponsorship money goes overseas to help your child and their community. (20% is spent in the UK on public education and finding more sponsors). And in the country where your child lives, their community decides what the money should be spent on.

7-year-old girl Sandrine eating lunch with three other children in Shingiro District, Rwanda

Food

Two boys Chit Phyo, 8, wearing checked shirt and Hein Thus, 9, collect water for their school from a  in a village in the Dry zone (Magway Region), Myanmar(Burma).

Clean water

A group of young girls smiling and hugging at their Happy Homes safe house in Dhaka, Bangladesh where they get education and free healthcare

Healthcare

Smiling girl Kadiatu Sesay wearing blue school uniform sitting at her desk in a classroom at Kola Tree Community School, Western Area, Sierra Leone

Education

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 the 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

How sponsorship helps children

Photo credits: Karin Schermbrucker, Greg Funnell, Nicolas Axelrod, Caroline Thomas, Savann Oeurm, Des Willie, Nayantara Gurung Kakshapati / ActionAid.

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