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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: International, International Development, International Human Rights

Mission: 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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Rating: 5

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!