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 seven-year-old Farness from Malawi grows up healthy and happy. Farness doesn’t go to school because her mother can’t afford the uniform. She spends most days doing household chores and fetching water. And there are some days when there is no food, so she goes to bed hungry. 

All children have hopes and dreams — Farness wants to be a doctor when she grows up — but poverty and injustice can hold them back. They might face violence, miss out on an education, or be prevented from claiming their rights. It doesn’t have to be this way. 

By sponsoring a child, you’ll help us work with local communities to overcome these injustices and unlock a child’s potential. Your support will mean that children in some of the poorest parts of the world can look forward to a brighter future. So the hopes and dreams of girls like Farness might one day become a reality. 

Sponsor a child

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.

Young Bangladeshi girl sitting in alleyway in slum in Dhaka, Bangladesh


Young barefoot boy sitting alone in a puddle of water in the road in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Clean water

A young girl sitting alone on a railway platform near her home in a slum in Dhaka, Bangladesh


Baby in need of healthcare looking at camera wearing dirty vest


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


Top image: Sponsor a child like Farness in Malawi, whose mother can't afford to send her to school. Photo credits: Sharron Lovell, Greg Funnell, Nicolas Axelrod, Caroline Thomas, Savann Oeurm, Des Willie, Nayantara Gurung Kakshapati, Celia Peterson / ActionAid.

Page updated 14 September 2018