The gift of ingenuity


This is a gift that will help ordinary people living in extraordinary circumstances create a bright future for their families.

The Changemaker is a very special e-gift that will challenge the status quo with unconventional thinking, change systems and turn ingenious ideas into practical actions.

Your gift can help:
Struggling smallholder farmers to improve their harvests and incomes
People in urban slums to have safe, clean water and proper waste services
Communities without electricity or clean cooking to access these life-changing essentials
People threatened by climate change to adapt their lives and cope with disasters

Thank you for visiting our website to find out more about your e-gift. We’re Practical Action. Let us tell you a little more about who we are, what we do and what makes this gift so incredible…

Big change starts small

Practical Action is an international development organisation that puts ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world.

We help people find solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems. Challenges made worse by catastrophic climate change and persistent gender inequality. We work with communities to develop ingenious, lasting and locally owned solutions for agriculture, water and waste management, climate resilience and clean energy. And we share what works with others, so answers that start small can grow big.

Work that works

We always start small. We gain an understanding of the needs of people trapped in poverty and the systemic factors that keep them there.

We work with communities and expert partners to develop ingenious solutions to bring about real and lasting change.

We bring together community members, private companies, local government and policy makers to put the plans into action in collaborative approaches that meets everyone’s needs.

We pilot and refine until we discover solutions that really work. Then we share them with others so they can achieve even more.

Join the ingenuity revolution 

Practical Action is at the heart of a powerful community of support – a dynamic team of alternative thinkers and bold collaborators, standing together for a world that works better for everyone. Together we can make the world work better for everyone.

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