“The training I’ve had through Practical Action has opened up many possibilities. Now I can provide for my family. The money I earn from the sale of vegetables helps me meet the household expenses.”
– Purnima Rani Biswas, a farmer in Bangladesh
A future-proof response to increasingly extreme weather
Around the world, climate change is making floods more frequent and severe. People in the world’s poorest places suffer the most.
Every £1 invested in prevention saves an average of £5 in future losses. That’s why we’re working with people around the world so they can adapt and thrive in the new conditions.
Together, we’re building low-cost monitoring stations, which send out SMS alerts warning communities about impending floods. Evacuation plans and flood resistant shelters help them protect their property and possessions.
We’re using animated videos like this one to promote the importance of flood evacuation plans for at-risk communities. This one was aired on local television in Nepal. It’s one more tool in our package of solutions supporting people on the front line of climate change.
For every £1 we receive in donations, just 9 pence is spent on fundraising. The remaining 91% is spent on charitable activities, including 1% on essential governance.
(2018/19 audited accounts, produced to Charity Commission norms).
We are trusted by the UK and overseas governments who fund some of our projects, along with major foundations, corporations and UN bodies.