International anti-poverty charity based in Africa


We’re an international organisation, working with over 25 million people in more than 40 countries for a world free from poverty and injustice.

Our head office is in Johannesburg. We’re the only large international development organisation with our head office based in Africa, with offices in Asia and the Americas connecting our work in Europe. We believe the people whose lives our work affects should decide how we’re run.

And that’s what makes us different. We help people use their own power to fight poverty and injustice. Because that’s how real change happens – for families, for communities, for whole societies.

You can help us make a fairer, better world – wherever you are. Your donations can help more people to transform their lives. Your voice can persuade world leaders to change policies. At ActionAid we do things differently.

We focus on the people that others forget. People in poverty. People who face discrimination. People whose voices are ignored.

We help people fight for the rights that they are denied. Simple things, like the right to eat. The right to stay on their land. To an education. To a say in the decisions that shape their lives.

We’re not about giving handouts or telling people what to do, because in the long run we know that doesn’t work. Instead, we use our resources, influence and experience to help people find their own solutions.

We listen to what people really want and need. We help communities take action together to hold their governments to account, and we give local organisations our support where they need it.

We work in more than 40 countries all over the world, in the places where we can make the biggest impact. We tackle poverty and the denial of human rights at a local level, and we challenge the causes behind them nationally and globally.

Everywhere we see similar problems. But often the solutions are different – so we’re working together, sharing ideas, spreading inspiration and constantly learning from each other.

If you don't already, why not come and find out more about us? You can be part of a worldwide movement that’s making things fairer for everybody.

Together, we’re making a lasting difference.

Come and have a chat!

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