Behind Joy's journey: the real stories
You can change a life for good when you sponsor a child like Joy.
Joy’s journey is based on the real stories of people ActionAid have met, and on actual choices that girls around the world have to face every day.
ActionAid believes all children should have an equal chance to thrive. Through our child sponsorship programme we’re reaching some of these children, but we want to help many more. Your sponsorship can make a huge difference to a girl or boy in need — ensuring they have enough to eat, an education and hope for the future.
And child sponsorship doesn't just help one child, it helps other children and families in their community to transform their lives too. Our local ActionAid staff work closely with people in your sponsored child's community to decide how they want to spend the money.
Read on to learn more about how we help children like Joy and her family, with the support of our generous child sponsors.
Page updated 1 February 2021