Sponsor a child | ActionAid UK

For just 65p a day, your sponsorship with ActionAid UK will help a child in one of the poorest countries in the world get access to nutritious food, clean water, health care and education. You could help make sure a girl like four-year-old Lucy grows up happy, safe and protected from violence.

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

ActionAid is 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 Lucy, you’ll help provide access to healthcare and legal support, and train school nurses and female police officers for girls to confide in.

ukaid logoWhen 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 match funding going towards our projects working to eradicate sexual violence in Kenya.

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Sponsor a child in Kenya

If you sponsor a child in Kenya before 7 June, your donation will be DOUBLED for the first three months. The match funds will go towards providing vital and life-changing support for Kenyan girls who have survived sexual violence, and preventing sexual abuse in Kenyan communities. Sponsor a child like Lucy through our Not This Girl campaign today and see your gift go even further to help change lives for good.

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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.

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


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


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


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 23 April 2018