Share Joy's journey and change a life for good

Not quite ready to sponsor a child? Here's a quick and easy way you can help children like Joy instead.

Share Joy’s journey

Ask your friends to put themselves in Joy’s shoes to understand the difficult choices that girls around the world face every day.

meet-joy. Photo: ActionAid UK

Joy’s journey is based on the real stories of people ActionAid have met and helped, and on actual choices that girls around the world have to face.

Share Joy's journey with friends and family, and you might just inspire them to sponsor a child and change their life for good.

About ActionAid child sponsorship

ActionAid is an international charity, supporting women and girls like Joy in over 45 countries.

We believe all children should have an equal chance to thrive. Through our child sponsorship programme we’re reaching some of these children, ensuring they have enough to eat, an education and hope for the future. 

We have learned from years of experience that a child can't be helped in isolation from their community, so when you become a child sponsor you don't just help one child, you are helping other children and families in their community to transform their lives too.

Read the six things you should know about child sponsorship

Shubarna, 13, in school uniform on the boat she uses to get to school, Bangladesh

Mahmud /MAP/ActionAid

Thanks to the amazing generosity of our supporters, we are able to have a big impact on the lives of the women and girls we work with. Our aim is to make your donations go as far as possible.

Find out where your money goes

Page updated 27 June 2021