Begin your sponsorship
For just 65p a day, you can change a girl like Freshta’s life for good when you become a sponsor with ActionAid.
Four-year-old Freshta has spent most of her life living in a cave in Afghanistan, because her family couldn’t afford somewhere safe to live. The conditions inside the cave meant that she got an infection in her leg, which has left a big scar across it. Since being sponsored, Freshta and her family have been able to move to a proper home with windows and a stove, and are able to cover the medical expenses to ensure that she grows up happy and healthy.
Through our child sponsorship programme we can reach more girls like Freshta. ActionAid believes that all children should have an equal chance to thrive. 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.
As their only sponsor, you’ll have a special relationship with your sponsored child. Sponsor a child today and see for yourself the difference your support can make.
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, their community decides what the money should be spent on.
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 the 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
How sponsorship helps children
Food and shelter
Many children in developing countries go hungry every day, and often have to travel long distances to collect water.
We’ll make sure your sponsored child has nutritious food to eat, clean water to drink, and a safe place to call home: the basics that every child needs to grow and thrive.
Sponsoring a child helps them get the high-quality education they’re entitled to. Your sponsorship might pay for their schoolbooks, fees, uniform or equipment, or make sure they can get to school safely.
It could even pay for desks, a classroom or a whole new school building in the village or town where your child lives.
Child sponsorship doesn’t just help one child – it helps other children and families in their community to transform their lives too.
Our staff live and work in the area where your child is growing up. So they’re perfectly placed to know what your child and their community needs right now - and crucially, what will help them most in the long-term - and they work together to make these improvements happen.
When you sponsor a child with ActionAid, you’ll find out it’s one of the best ways to help a child out of poverty and give them the tools for a better future. You’ll see at every step of your journey how your support brings real and lasting change for your child and their community.
Photo credits: Karin Schermbrucker, Greg Funnell, Nicolas Axelrod, Caroline Thomas, Savann Oeurm, Des Willie, Nayantara Gurung Kakshapati / ActionAid.