Three Fantastic Ways To Save Lives

Find a mine, save a life. Thanks to the HeroRATs, APOPO has given back over 9 million m2 of safe land to local communities. Your support makes this possible.

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Make a Donation

tick Help contribute to vital mine clearance and TB detection

tick Donate in one-off, monthly or annual amounts

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Adopt a HeroRat

Experience how our heroes develop from birth to saving lives

tick Choose from 3 HeroRATs

tick Adopt or gift a HeroRAT for a month or more

tick Receive a welcome pack, adoption certificate, and monthly updates about your HeroRAT.

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Hero Gifts

From baskets of bananas to protective minefield gear, choose gifts that save lives

tick Choose from 10 fantastic gifts

tick Help us reach our goals

tick Make a gift in honor of a friend or loved one

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You can use our Contact Us page to send us a message and we will respond as soon as we can. Alternatively, you can email adoption[at]