Begin your sponsorship journey!

Thi Day (9) pictured in her classroom in school in Krong Bong, Vietnam. Child sponsorship allows children to continue with their education by working with the whole community to look at barriers that prevent children going to school and identify solutions together.  

What happens when you sponsor a child?

As soon as you sign up, you’ll receive:

  • A Child Sponsorship Welcome Pack giving you all the details of the child you will sponsor and their community.  
  • Two messages a year from the child you will sponsor – they might be letters, drawings, or postcards! 
  • Photos and updates as they grow up, so that each step of the way, you can see the incredible difference you’re making in their community.

When you sponsor a child with ActionAid, you are helping to provide that bright future not just for the child you sponsor, but for that child’s community! Which is incredible!  

Child Sponsorship with ActionAid

Women and children living in poverty and exclusion are at the heart of what we do. With your support, and the support from our partners on the ground, our teams work with the furthest behind women, children and their communities supporting them to fulfil their potential and open the door to a brighter future.

By sponsoring a child with ActionAid, you are providing children and their whole communities with safe access to food, water, education, healthcare and the opportunity to earn a living.

How will my donation be used?

72% of the donations we receive directly fund vital long-term work in the sponsored child’s community (whilst 28% is kept in Ireland for campaigning for structural changes to end poverty, raising awareness and encouraging others to become child sponsors).

Image on the right: Norah with her mother and sibling outside their home (Credit: Evans Odhiambo/ActionAid) 


Sponsor a Child

Sponsor a child in Africa

ActionAid carries out a great deal of work in many communities in Kenya, one being Nyokal. Complex issues, such as poverty and malnutrition are major problems in Nyokal, with around 75% of households experiencing malnutrition and food poverty.  

Gender inequality is extremely common with there being high incidences of Child Marriage and violence against women. Many girls do not finish their education, with 70% not proceeding onto secondary school. 

Despite the many problems facing the Kenyan people, hope remains. ActionAid has been working with local people to resolve these issues to bring lasting improvements to the lives of children, families and communities in Nyokal.

Find out why Child Sponsorship is the answer

We urgently need more child sponsors

Your donations will help provide children and their communities with safe access to food, water, education, healthcare and the opportunity to earn a living. Sponsor a child today to start helping children and communities to live happy, safe and fulfilling lives.

Visit our FAQ page here

Where Does My Child Sponsorship Money Go?

Education Action Aid




Health Care

Health Care

Clean Water

Clean Water

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