How you can help

Take the challenge!

Help us to help over a million people out of poverty every year by taking these challenges...

Challenge 1: Spread the word
Tell your friends on Facebook and Twitter about us or share your thoughts on our blogs.

Challenge 2: Take on a challenge event
Challenge yourself by taking on the adventure of a lifetime.

Challenge 3: Make a donation
Help us to challenge one of the biggest underlying causes of poverty. Join our campaign for Energy for All.

Why should take a challenge for Practical Action?

We live in a world where the gap between those people who have access to the technologies they need for a decent quality of life and those who don’t is a yawning chasm. We live in a world where 1.6 billion people have no access to electricity, 1.3 billion no access to safe water, 2.6 billion have no sanitation and 1 billion are undernourished.

Practical Action uses technology to challenge poverty in developing countries.

Our strength is our approach. We find out what people are doing and help them to do it better. Through technology we enable poor communities to build on their skills and knowledge to produce sustainable and practical solutions - transforming their lives forever and protecting the world around them.

By doing this each year we help around a million people break out of the cycle of poverty ... for good.

We also squeeze the most out of every penny we receive – last year 88p in every £1 donated was allocated directly to our operational programmes

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