You can help communities protect themselves

With your support, vulnerable communities can thrive, despite the changing climate.

Nicanor (1st image) is 85. He’s lived through many devastating floods and landslides in his town in Peru. But in recent years they’ve been getting worse. That’s why he was one of the first to join a community ‘brigade’ organised by Practical Action.

Nicanor and others in the group monitor rainfall. If it reaches levels likely to cause mudslides and flash flooding, they raise the alarm. The community volunteers rush to visit vulnerable people and help get them to designated places of safety.

All this preparation has proven its worth many times in recent years. Disasters were avoided and life could quickly return to normal.

Disasters caused by extreme weather are not normal. Together, we can stop disasters happening by helping people prepare for extreme weather events, withstand them and recover from them speedily.

Your support will help more communities protect themselves against extreme weather and go from merely surviving to thriving, despite the changing climate.

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“We sound an alarm that works thanks to the Early Warning System, and we immediately evacuate to safe areas”

Nicanor, Peru

 

JOIN THE TEAM MAKING CHANGE HAPPEN

We believe in possible

We know that ingenuity can tackle the world’s toughest problems. We’ve worked with communities to prove it’s possible to:

  • Turn desert into lush fields in Sudan, so farmers can thrive despite climate change
  • Replant areas of rainforest in Peru, so coffee growers can succeed sustainably
  • Turn plastic waste into fuel in Bangladesh, cleaning up slums and rivers and creating jobs

It’s what we’ve been doing for over 50 years.

But we need to do more

People living in poor communities have never faced such a tough reality.

  • Climate change has caused an increase in devastating floods, storms and landslides. We can help communities avoid disaster.
  • Permanent changes to temperature and rainfall are making farming almost impossible. We can help farmers adapt and thrive.
  • The long term impact of coronavirus is pushing millions deeper into poverty. We can help create jobs, improve incomes and boost businesses.

You support will help make this possible.

Your gift will go further than you imagine

Regular support through monthly giving will:

  • Provide us with the predictable income we need to embark on ambitious long-term projects with communities around the world.
  • Allow us to pioneer innovative approaches that can be replicated elsewhere, by other development groups and governments.
  • Enable us to unlock grants from large donors, such as the UK Government and UN bodies.

Feel part of the change

You’ll feel involved and inspired by the work your support is making possible.

  • We’ll bring you uplifting updates from the communities we work with, our teams who work alongside them and our technical experts.
  • We’ll keep you up to date with the progress and some of the big global issues through email updates and our supporter magazine
  • You can delve into content on our website and join the conversation on our social media channels.

An organisation you can trust

We’re committed to the highest standards in fundraising, transparency and reporting.

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.