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  • "If I met my sponsor I would thank them for the support they give me and the other children in my village," said 11-year-old Fahima from Ghana, seen here drawing a picture for her sponsor.

    Top tips on writing to your sponsored child

    Posted in Blog 3 years 4 months ago

    Time and time again children from around the world tell us how much they love to receive letters from you - their sponsors, their overseas friends. Children's laughter rings out as they look at the letters and photos delivered by our local staff. It takes just a few minutes to write a letter - but the effect is everlasting. The friendship formed through child sponsorship is a powerful thing, and one of the reasons why I wanted to share with you the happiness your letters bring and encourage you to write.     Read more

  • Ayesha and her friends have been painting pictures for their sponsors at their playgroup in Bhakkar, Pakistan. "I did hand painting and it was fun. I feel joy when I do drawings for my sponsor," Ayesha told us

    "I love writing messages to my sponsor."

    Posted in Blog 5 years 1 week ago

    When you sponsor a child with ActionAid, you'll get two handwritten messages from them every year. Our staff collect these messages regularly from the children in their communities.​We make every message collection a special event for the children, and the whole community gets involved. For many children, it's the only opportunity they get to draw, paint, play and be creative. Read more

  • Pakistan


    Posted 5 years 7 months ago

    Two thirds of Pakistan’s population lives in rural areas, where 40 per cent of people live in poverty. Read more