With the financial crisis really being felt in Ireland and around the world, we faced more challenges than ever last year, especially once exchange rates started fluctuating in the countries we work in. However, our committed supporters remained loyal, helping us maintain a relatively strong position.
Last year our income was €3.733m. Where did your money go in 2011?
We changed thousands of lives in 6 countries
ActionAid Ireland donors support over 8,000 children and their communities in 6 different countries (Malawi, Kenya, Uganda, Nepal, Vietnam and Cambodia).
ActionAid & Irish Aid
Irish Aid and ActionAid Ireland have been working in partnership since 2011. The focus has been on women’s rights and education in Kenya, Malawi, Nepal and Vietnam. Almost €1.3m was invested in empowering vulnerable women and girls, breaking the cycle of poverty and violence. In particular support was targeted at reducing incidences of violence against women, and to help women to build a future for themselves through the establishment of self-help groups, cooperatives and by enabling them to gain political representation and power.
Our education initiatives focus on inclusion and participation for the most marginalised communities in Nepal and Vietnam and have resulted in the establishment of school committees, parent-teacher associations and improved child-centred learning methodologies.