Information for trusts, foundations and international partners
Practical Action is an international NGO, working directly in four regions of the developing world – Latin America, East Africa, Southern Africa and South Asia, with particular concentration on Peru, Kenya, Sudan, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal.
In these countries, Practical Action works with poor communities to develop appropriate technologies under four international programmes - Reducing Vulnerability, Markets & Livelihoods, Access to Services and New Technologies. We have over 100 active projects, and in 2009-10 worked with 943,000 direct beneficiaries.
Practical Action works alongside communities to find practical solutions to the poverty they face. We see technology as a vital contributor to people’s livelihoods.
We actively seek to work with communities and adopt a collaborative approach, sharing knowledge and experience. We increase our impact by scaling up success and pushing for policy change that directly benefits poor communities.
Above all else, the transition from poverty to prosperity must involve investing in people. Practical Action seeks solutions that are defined and owned by each individual community.
We work in partnership with many organisations, large and small, to deliver our mission, and partnerships with charitable trusts and foundations are vital to our work.
We have a dedicated team who will help identify a suitable project to benefit from your trust’s support. If you’d like to talk to us about what your trust or foundation can do to challenge poverty in the developing world, please contact Warwick Franklin, Fundraising Manager, on 01926 634446, or by email at email@example.com.