Children
The situation faced by the children of our world is still very critical
Education
We believe in the power of education to help end poverty and inequality
Discrimination
We strive for a fairer future in which even the poor and marginalised can thrive
Emergency response
Thousands of people are killed every year in wars and natural disasters
Environment
Will the world remain a supportive habitat for humans and other species?
Health & Disease
Disease and epidemics know no borders in today’s interconnected world
Hunger & Malnutrition
There is, in fact, more than enough food on planet Earth to feed everyone
Poverty
Poverty is a denial and violation of fundamental human rights
Refugees
Millions have been forced to flee their countries because of persecution, war, violence
Trafficking
Trafficking is a form of international organized crime – modern-day slavery
Water & Sanitation
Today, 1 in 9 people lack access to safe water; 1 in 3 people lack access to a toilet
Women
We focus particularly on the rights of women and girls in all our work

Empowering vulnerable people in need

Almost one person in every two living in sub-Saharan Africa lives below the poverty line – wars, drought, starvation and disease are ever-present
All of the countries in South America are seriously affected by poverty to some extent – drug consumption and trafficking are at an all time high
The continent of Asia is home to nearly half of the world’s poorest people – everyday struggle often become a matter of life and death
Although regarded as rich, Europe is struggling with major problems such as social disintegration, debt, crime, drugs, terrorism, refugees and extremism

children die every day through poverty and malnutrition

are living on less than $1.90/day

Living in extreme poverty

15%

Living without electricity

26%

Living without basic sanitation facilities

34%

Living on less than $10 a day

79%

Can we do something about it?

100%

die every year from preventable disease

dollar can make a big difference

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Why give to World Aid Foundation?

We are one of the world’s leading humanitarian agencies fighting for disadvantaged people. Our global approach means we can reach those most in need, wherever they are.

We work around the clock, 365 days a year, delivering help in numerous countries. And when disaster strikes, we are often one of the first to help.

We’re working tirelessly to build a world where everybody can live with human dignity, but we can’t reach this goal without your support today.

How are donations used?

World Aid Foundation gifts support the entire operation, from the smallest to the largest projects. Your gift helps sustain core programmes and helps us respond quickly in times of crisis.

Can I specify how my gift is used?

Our policy is that all donations over $5,000 may be designated. All other gifts are used to address the most pressing needs in order to reduce poverty and relieve suffering, thereby improving the lives of people all over the world.

How do I know that my money won’t end up in the wrong hands?

We use a tested system of checks and balances to ensure proper use of funds, including regular audits. Members of our staff conduct regular field visits to monitor spending and progress of the projects that we are funding. We also make payments to funded projects in instalments to enable us to assess the impact of previous funding.

Who donates to World Aid Foundation?

As a result of our proven capability and dedication, World Aid Foundation receives funding from thousands of individual donors, international bodies, governments, corporations, foundations, and charities.

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Even small donations have an impact

When considering poverty in the developing world, many people feel deep sorrow but conclude that there is nothing we can do. The scale of poverty is immense and we seem powerless to stop it. Such despair is understandable, but the facts tell a very different story. While poverty is indeed extreme and widespread, it is easy to forget just how many people there are in the developed world, and how powerful our loose change can become when pooled together.

When giving to an effective charity, the size of your donation is in direct proportion to the number of people you are able to help. But you don’t have to be a millionaire to make a significant difference; even small donations have the potential to make an enormous improvement to an individual’s quality of life.

There is more happiness in giving than in receiving

There is a clear relationship between non-materialism and well-being. While possessing wealth and material goods doesn’t lead to happiness, giving them away does. Generosity is strongly associated with well-being.

A study found that, when people were given a sum of money, their well-being improved more if they spent it on other people, or gave it away, than if they spent it on themselves. This sense of well-being is more than just feeling good about ourselves – it comes from a powerful sense of empathy with and connection to others.

You know you're doing the right thing

We don’t live in a perfect world, and there’s never going to be a perfect time to give – but there are always people out there in need of help. Whether interest rates are rising, the economy is in the doldrums, or even if you’re experiencing financial difficulties of your own, the reality is that when you donate your money, you help others who need it. Every little bit helps.

You don’t need a fortune to make a difference in someone’s life. In developing countries, even a small donation could mean a week’s worth of meals for a starving child, much-needed medical attention, and even improved schooling.