Sponsor a child in Nepal | ActionAid UK

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Sponsor Kanchan today

Start your friendship and help change her life for good.

  • Kanchan
  • 4 year old girl
  • Lives in Nepal

Four-year-old Kanchan lives in south-eastern Nepal – she is an only child. In the daytime she goes to school where her favourite lesson is Nepali and after school her favourite game is Hide and seek .

By sponsoring her today you’ll start a special friendship with Kanchan. You’ll be her only sponsor, and you’ll get two handwritten messages a year from her updating you about her life. They could be letters, drawings or postcards.

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What to expect when you sponsor a child

As soon as you sign up to be a sponsor, we’ll send you a welcome pack with a photo of the child you’re sponsoring and their story so far. And that’s just the start of the journey you’ll go on together.

You’ll get two handwritten messages a year from your child telling you about them and their life – they might be letters, drawings, or postcards – plus detailed updates about how they’re getting on from our staff in their country.

You can write back to your sponsored child. Over time you’ll get a new photo at special milestones so you can see them grow and thrive.

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.

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Not only does child sponsorship help children to grow up happy, healthy and protected, it also gives them the opportunity to act as representatives for their communities.

When children come together to write or draw messages for their sponsors, they meet in a space where they can eat, play and learn about their rights.

Here’s your child holding their first drawing for you as their sponsor.

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Page updated 4 October 2018