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.



Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania (CCBRT) is the largest provider of disability and rehabilitative services in Tanzania.

Since opening in 1994 as a community based rehabilitation organisation identifying patients with preventable blindness for treatment, CCBRT has grown to encompass the country’s largest specialised disability hospital.

A Tanzania where people have access to quality health services, including maternal and newborn healthcare.

CCBRT's mission is to become a healthcare social enterprise serving the community and the most vulnerable with accessible, specialised services and development programmes. 

Strategic priorities 2018-2022

  • Becoming an exemplary specialist health care provider with an efficient management system and a culture of continuous improvement that inspires others
  • To work with valued, engaged and committed staff providing highest quality care and achieving excellent client outcome & experience

CCBRT invests in health infrastructures and medical training to lay the foundation for a healthier Tanzania.


Mercy Ships

Mercy Ships is an international humanitarian organization founded in 1978 in Switzerland.
It is active in developing countries, more specifically in Africa since 1990.
Knowing that more than 5 billion people worldwide have no access to surgical interventions, its hospital ships travel in developing countries to offer high level surgical and dental care to those in need. You can watch here a short video on the Mercy Ships’ response to global surgical need.

It's mission:

  • provide highly specialized surgical services and dental care for free
  • strengthen the skills of local medical staff to enable sustainable development of the sector

Mercy Ships is also developing agricultural training programs for families and disadvantaged communities to improve the quality of their food and thus improve their health.
Currently, one hospital ship, the Africa Mercy, is active. The Africa Mercy is the largest non- governmental hospital ship in the world. It is located in Cameroon, serving in a mission from August 2017 to June 2018.


Ordre de Malte France

Catholic Hospitaller association founded in 1927 which emerged from the oldest charitable organisation in the world.


  • Accommodating, assisting and caring for people weakened by disease, disability, exclusion and exile (refugees and migrants); training caregivers and rescue workers.
  • Responding to the pressure and distress of everyday life.
  • Repairing community cohesion and supporting social and professional reintegration. 

Some of our fights against exclusion in France:

  • night-time community patrols: these help to break up the isolation of homeless people, to inform them, direct them or even accompany them to an emergency shelter
  • medical patrols, through a system of mobile medical practices, organised by volunteer medical professionals 

The Order of Malta France performs healthcare, medical training and relief work internationally with the aim of enabling access to good-quality healthcare for all. It relies on a network of hospitals, maternity clinics and health centres. There are five hospitals, 2 maternity clinics and 7 health centres under its direct management.


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.


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.