The gift of energy


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

The Energiser is a very special e-gift that will light up futures, connect children to the curriculum, create successful entrepreneurs and power progress.

Your gift can help:
Families use electricity to light up their homes and their futures
Children get a good education in schools with lights and internet connectivity
Entrepreneurs use electricity to power successful businesses
Whole communities step out of darkness and fulfil their potential

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.

The power of ingenuity

Almost three billion people don’t have clean, safe cooking facilities and close to one billion people don’t have access to the electricity that could power their progress, improve their health, education and opportunities to earn a better living.

That’s why we’re innovating in clean cooking and energy solutions, including solar and water powered electricity generation, often delivered through independent mini-grids.

We’re bringing together rural communities, displaced people, energy providers and decision makers to put sustainable, clean energy solutions to work for the people who need them most.

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.

Join us on our journey – subscribe to our Small Talk e-newsletter and we’ll email you every month with news of our work across the globe.

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