Is ActionAid legitimate?

ActionAid is an international non-governmental organization whose stated primary aim is to work against poverty and injustice worldwide. ActionAid is a federation of 45 country offices that works with communities, often via local partner organisations, on a range of development issues.

What does ActionAid India do?

ActionAid Association works in 24 states and two union territories of India, with a mission to work in solidarity with the poor and excluded and participate in their struggle to eradicate poverty, patriarchy and injustice.

Who are ActionAid and what do they do?

ActionAid is an international charity that works with women and girls living in poverty. Our dedicated local staff are changing the world with women and girls. We are ending violence and fighting poverty so that all women, everywhere, can create the future they want.

Is ActionAid a NGO?

Details. ActionAid is an international non-governmental organization focused on helping impoverished and disadvantaged people. The organization’s primary aim is to work against poverty and injustice worldwide.

How is ActionAid funded?

Our income in 2020. This includes income from Child Sponsorship, The Next Step, Basics, and our Country Programme General Fund and any Gift Aid collected from these amounts.

What countries do ActionAid work in?

Breadcrumb. We work in rural and urban communities across Africa, Asia and Latin America, every day, all year round. We also respond to emergency situations arising from disasters or conflict.

Who started ActionAid?

Cecil Jackson-Cole
In 1972, a humanitarian and philanthropist named Cecil Jackson-Cole, founded a child sponsorship charity called Action in Distress. This was to be the precursor for ActionAid, as we know it today. In a small, rent-free office in Oxford Street, he signed up 88 sponsors for children in India and Kenya.

How much does it cost to sponsor a child with ActionAid?

£19.50 a month
How much does it cost to sponsor a child? It costs £19.50 a month minimum to sponsor a child with ActionAid. You can also choose to give more.

Where does ActionAid money go?

In 2020 ActionAid in the UK spent £49.1m, 76% of which was on charitable activities. Our charitable activities include grants to the ActionAid Federation, emergency and humanitarian work, campaigning and policy influencing in the UK and overseas, and education work in the UK.

Who is the CEO of ActionAid?

Frances Longley
Frances Longley, CEO I have over 20 years’ experience in the not-for-profit sector, focusing specifically on strategy and communications, with an emphasis on increasing access to healthcare in marginalised populations.

Why was ActionAid created?

ActionAid was founded in the UK as a charity focussed on supporting children in 1972. It has since become an international organisation working today with 15 million people in 45 countries with the goal of ending poverty and injustice.

Why you should not sponsor a child?

Envy & jealousy. Another disadvantage of individual child sponsorship is that the aid is given to only one child. This can create feelings of jealousy from the other children who don’t receive any help. The non-sponsored children can feel ‘unworthy’ of receiving aid and their self-confidence can begin to diminish.