Rating: 5 stars 1 review
Location: 1420 K Street N.W. Suite 900 Washington DC 20005 USA
ActionAid works with poor and marginalized people around the world to eradicate poverty by overcoming the injustice and inequality that cause it. At ActionAid, we believe in people's right to food, water, shelter and education. But we also know that helping people understand, fight for and secure these rights is the most effective way to end poverty - for good.
Target demographics: eradicate poverty by overcoming the injustice and inequality that cause it. Our work seeks to create and sustain better futures
Direct beneficiaries per year: 13 Million
Geographic areas served: 45 countries around the world with poor and marginalized people
Programs: relief from disasters and conflicts, empowering women, fighting hunger, holding governments accountable and making education accessible. We listen to and learn from poor people to identify and help them fulfill their own needs, encouraging them to lobby decision-makers in their own countries, and campaigning and calling for change from those who hold power on the international stage. ActionAid works with coalitions of poor and excluded people from around the world, bringing their perspectives to bear on US policies that affect developing countries. We bring their voices into the American political arena and strengthen domestic support for changes in development policy.
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11 people found this review helpful
Great organization! They work in poor communities to help them find and own permanent solutions to their poverty and they fight bad behavior from governments and corporations that keeps people poor. I really know my money is making a difference with them!
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
helping poor, rural communities that most other organizations seem to forget.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
talk more about the education work, which does not get much mention on the website but which is considered to be among the best.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
that they share stories from real people, on the ground. I feel like my money is making a difference to that particular person.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
committed and passionate.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
help minimize the impacts of disasters on poor countries like Haiti and Bangladesh by helping communities build their own preparation and response systesm to deal with disasters. That way, they don't have to rely on the charity of other nations. Poor people would have the resources to manage and implement their own solutions, solutions that work for their paticular community.
Ways to make it better...
heard more about what I can do - in addition to giving money - to make a difference.
In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...
increasing demands in a time when resources are tight.
One thing I'd also say is that...
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