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Why Sponsor Sam
Just why is Sam doing this?
ActionAid is committed to striving for a world without poverty in which every person can exercise their right to a life of dignity.
ActionAid's long-term work with poor communities is aimed at helping not just the present generation, but also their children and grand children.
ActionAid are working in partnership with over nine million of the world poorest people, with the goal of creating a world without poverty in which every person can exercise their right to a life of dignity.
Please sponsor Sam to complete this trek across the hardest terrain in the world and help to raise vital funds for ActionAid.
Here are some examples of the amazing things your sponsorship of Sam will help to achieve:
£15 could buy 3 basic HIV medical kits in Africa
£58 could feed one child in a shelter in India for a year
£70 could pay for a HIV test in Kenya
£100 could run a medial unit in Gujarat for 5 days, treating 100 people
£250 could pay the annual salary of a teacher in Ethiopia
£3500 could build a water scheme for upto 300 families in Pakistan
India: Poverty Facts
Indias population of 1 billion makes it the second largest country in the world.
One third of its population (330,000,000 people) live in absolute poverty.
1 in 9 children in India die before they reach their fifth birthday.
45% of adults are illiterate.
86% of the population do not have access to sanitation.
30% to 40% of the population of India experiences chronic hunger every year, caused commonly by a lack of water.
45 million people in India are disabled, yet fewer than 2% of these receive the support they need to lead a relatively normal life.
Urban poverty is huge in India - it is estimated 100,000 people sleep rough every night in Delhi alone (many of these children).
3.7 million people in India have Aids/HIV and the inpoverished are most at risk of infection.
Africa: Poverty, the people speak out
Josephine Asingo, Kenya:
"Stop treating Africans like beggars. We have potential, give us an equal playing ground."
Michael Lubega, Uganda:
"Poverty is the cause of most of the suffering in Africa. War, Aids, most problems are due to poverty."
Joseph Mihaye, Ghana:
"Poverty is killing us in the villages. Please help us. Thank you."
Josephine Asingo, Kenya:
"stop treating Africans like beggars. We have potential, give us an equal playing ground."
Please help to stop world poverty and sponsor Sam on this trek.
Maria Photiou of ActionAid, said:
"We wish these global adventurers the very best of luck. Their support will make a real difference to ActionAid's crucial work with many of the world's poorest people in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean."