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Practical Action receives life-changing donation

By Abbie Wells On 25.09.2019 Climate changeEnergyNews

NGA HR, a global leader in HR and Payroll services, has pledged £25,000 to support vulnerable families and female entrepreneurs in Sudan.

As part of their 50th anniversary celebrations, NGA HR has made this donation to Practical Action, a global organisation that puts ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their lives.

The project distributes low smoke cookstoves to families in El Fasher, Sudan which radically improve the health of women and children who are often impacted from breathing in smoke generated by indoor wood cookstove fires.

Low-smoke stoves prevent indoor air pollution, which kills more people every year than malaria, HIV/AIDS, and tuberculosis combined.

At the same time, the project reduces carbon emissions that contribute to climate change as well as tackling the impacts of environmental degradation caused by deforestation for wood fuel. 90% of households in Sudan use biomass for cooking and intense conflict for several years has caused damage to native tree cover.

Andy Monshaw, CEO for NGA Human Resources said: “Giving Back is part of our culture at NGA HR together with our ‘People First’ and Innovation principles. Having met with Practical Action, we were inspired by their work and innovative approach to empower people in need so that they can build their own future. We are thrilled to connect with a global partner like Practical Action and hope this collaboration will help them with their aim of bettering the lives of people.”

Izdehar Ahmed Mohamed, Project Manager for Practical Action Sudan said: “We are delighted to receive this generous donation from NGA HR. This project helps people living in one of the harshest environments on earth, thanks to climate change, to dramatically improve their lives.

Practical Action’s unique solutions-focused approach helps us to change the systems that keep people poor and this donation will enable us to help even more vulnerable people.”