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How Your Money is Spent

Having fled persecution in Myanmar, best friends Rahina and Khurshida now live one of the largest refugee camps in the world.

How your money is spent

Your support is changing children's lives around the world

With the help of amazing supporters like you, we’re working with children in some of the world’s poorest communities, to give every child the same chance in life.

Your gifts reach us in a number of different ways. While much of our income comes from supporters who sponsor a child, we also receive donations and grants, work with corporate partners, and benefit from long-term relationships with trusts and major donors. 

Our income for the year to 30 June 2017 was £64.3 million – of which we spent 80% on our charitable activities, including our emergency response work and longer-term development projects.  

A girls writes on a blackboard at an Early Childhood Care and Development Centre in Uganda.


To find out more about our income and how it's used, including details of our work and its impact around the world, read our latest Trustees' Annual Report.

Being Responsible and Trustworthy

Being Responsible and Trustworthy

We’re accountable to the children and communities we work with, as well as to our sponsors, supporters and donors, who make our work possible.

We’re committed to making sure our finances are clear and honest, and adhere to international standards across our work.

Leam with her baby daughter in Cambodia

'I'm earning money to support myself'

In Cambodia, Leam – who was married while she was just a teenager – is bringing up her daughter alone. Having left school young, she didn’t know how she’d be able to support her family. Then she joined a training scheme with Plan International and trained to become a tailor. Now she runs her own business from home.

“I'm earning a bit of money to support myself. And with a one-year-old daughter, it's an advantage to be able to work from home,” she says.

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