ActionAid is an international NGO, founded in 1972.

ActionAid works with the poorest women and girls around the world, supporting them to break free from poverty, live a life of dignity and have their rights respected.

We want to see women and girls out of danger and on track to create the future they want.

Working with around 15 million disadvantaged people, we fight for quality education, resilient livelihoods, an end to all forms of violence against women and girls, and for governments to provide quality public services.

We listen to what people need and use our resources, influence and experience to work with communities and help them find their own solutions to create a better life for themselves and their children.


Impact Hope Foundation

The Impact Hope Foundation sets out to promote education that reflects all dimensions of the individual: training and learning, the ability to think, understand and feel, and ultimately the spiritual dimension that gives meaning. It is aimed at marginalised people in developing countries. It wants to work together with them, with material support, to build their life plans. Individual care that leads to a social transformation on the community level.


Plan International

Founded in 1937, Plan International is one of the world’s leading organizations for children with more than 80 years of experience in the field. It strives to advance children’s rights and equality for girls all over the world. Plan International recognizes the power and potential of every single child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected. Plan is active in 71 countries and have reached 17.1 million girls and 15.5 million boys in 2016.


Rede Asta

Rede Asta is a social business working in the handmade economy in Brazil by developing artisans into entrepreneurs and transforming waste into upcycled products for companies. 

Through education, skills enhancement, design training and innovation we offer capacity-building for artisans (mainly women) from low income communities in order to increase their sales and develop efficient and sustainable production techniques. Our goal is to integrate and foster the handmade economy and the upcycling production in Brazil.

Since 2005, this model has benefited more than 1,500 people and transformed 3 tons of waste into handmade products.


Shining Hope for Communities

SHOFCO was created in 2004 by the Kenyan Kennedy Odede, who grew up in Kibera, one of the largest slums in Africa where he experienced extreme poverty, violence, lack of opportunity, and deep gender inequality. The action started with the Kibera’s first free school for girls.
As the cause of extreme poverty is not a singular issue, but rather a complex web of systems and barriers, SHOFCO provides thoughtfully designed services to individuals residing in urban slums in Kenya.


The Veerni Project

Veerni means “women of strength and fortitude, confident and determined”

The Veerni project is a Swiss foundation, created in 1993 and dedicated to the support of the Veerni Institute, a program providing rural girls from Rajasthan, India, with private secondary education and a boarding school which, apart from lodging offers them supplementary education programs, tutoring, and healthcare.

The Institute supports 85 girls annually, accompanying them through their complete secondary education (i.e. during 7 years).

The Institute was created to give an answer to the particularly strong discrimination of girls and women in Rajasthan.

Veerni endeavours to ease the flourishing of independent, confident, wise, educated and healthy women.