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While many people find themselves in dire straits as a result of economic crises or natural disasters, many others know nothing else their entire lives. They will be born into, and die in, extreme poverty.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. Actionaid works with local partners to show these people how best to exercise their rights to healthcare, education and a decent standard of life in places like Africa, Asia and Latin America. It champions the most vulnerable – the old, the homeless, the disabled, and people who have been left to struggle in the wake of a death of their parents or partner. Through this, Actionaid hope to break the cycle of poverty for future generations.

The organisation lays out its mission as follows:

  • Women’s rights
  • The right to education
  • The right to food
  • The right to human security in conflict and emergencies
  • The right to life and dignity in the face of HIV and AIDS
  • The right to just and democratic governance

By working direct with the people who need these rights recognised most, and by lobbying the UK government, the World Bank, EU, IMF and World Trade Organisation, Actionaid’s vision is an end to generations of hardship. But it can only do it with your help.

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How the charity works

There are plenty of ways to help the vital work Actionaid does. For just 80p a day, you can sponsor a child in dire need and support the entire community in the process. Actionaid also runs its own lottery. If you fancy a flutter, you can play Lottoaid for just £1 a week, with five people winning a cash prize every Thursday. And while you’re having fun, 75p of your entry fee goes straight to help those who need it most. And of course Actionaid is very grateful to receive one-off donations. Your gift today will help change lives for years to come.

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What is ActionAid?

Actionaid’s film showing how they help people to change their own lives for the better.

Actionaid is a registered charity in England and Wales charity no.274467