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When you sponsor a child in Kenya, your donation will go twice as far. The UK government will match your donation pound for pound for the first three months, with the matched funding going towards our projects working to eradicate sexual violence in Kenya.

For just 65p a day, you can change a life for good when you sponsor a child with ActionAid.

Lucy’s big sister was raped when she was just 13. In Kenya, a third of girls experience sexual violence during childhood. (We’ve changed Lucy’s name to protect her identity). Living in extreme poverty makes children particularly vulnerable to abuse, and lack of access to police, hospitals and lawyers means that incidents often go unreported. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

ActionAid are working in Kenya, and in some of the poorest communities around the world, to make sure that survivors of rape and sexual violence can access the support they need. When you sponsor a child like four-year-old Lucy, you’ll help make sure she grows up happy, healthy and protected from violence.

You can make sure she doesn’t have to live in fear.

Sponsor a child


Why sponsor in Kenya?

Your sponsorship in Kenya will be DOUBLED for the first three months by the UK government, as part of our Not This Girl campaign. The match funds will go towards protecting girls in Kenya from abuse.

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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, ActionAid works with their community to decide what the money should be spent on.

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ukaid logoWhen you sponsor a child in Kenya your first three gifts will be doubled by the UK government as part of our Not This Girl appeal at no extra cost to you. This matched funding will help pay for projects in Kenya, focused on reducing all forms of violence against women and girls. All donations made to this appeal between 7 March and 7 June will be matched, up to £5 million.

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


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

Page updated 18 March 2018