- 10 million at risk of going hungry as crops fail
- 250,000 children suffering from malnutrition
- 17,000 people Practical Action have helped directly to prepare for drought situations. By delivering clean water and encouraging alternative ways to make a living we are giving them a better chance of survival.
TV broadcaster, Adam Hart-Davis, has seen our work first hand - see his video about our climate change work.
If you want to make a difference, and fancy a change from traditional fundraising ideas, take a look at our brand new Food for Good initiative.
Hosting a cosy meal with our family and friends can raise vital funds for our work. Fundraising has never been more tasty - I'd love to hear which menus worked for you.
Practical Action was inspired and founded by economist E. F. Schumacher, and his book Small is Beautiful.
To inspire a new generation with these brilliant ideas, I was delighted that we recently hosted the Small is Festival. Working with Engineers Without Borders we attracted a great crowd of young and enthusiastic people who will take this legacy forward. See the photos of this action-packed weekend.
I've recently heard this story of Mandira - a remarkable woman in Nepal. A simple toilet has totally changed her life. Not only has this brought health and hygiene benefits for the family, but the biogas it makes helps with cooking - and she doesn't have to live in fear of snakes (something I know some of us dread).
I hope this newsletter has inspired and encouraged you. If you'd like to hear about any particular aspect of our work please get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org