From climate emergency to shared opportunity

The climate crisis threatens lives, livelihoods, habitats and species around the world. The size and complexity of the challenge demands a shared effort like we’ve never seen before.

Our experience has taught us that when the right people come together and pool their skills and knowledge in the pursuit of shared goals, most things become possible.

It’s already happening in Gwanda, Zimbabawe (pictured, left). Climate change is causing longer and more frequent droughts. But with improved seeds, solar powered irrigation and skills training, farmers like Catherine (pictured, right) are thriving. She’s growing sorghum, millet and vegetables on previously barren land – enough to feed her family with extra to sell.

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See what’s possible when we work together

We’ve shown that big change can happen in the work we’ve carried out, thanks to the support of people like you. Work with people like Robert, who you’ll meet in this video from Turkana, Kenya. Climate change is causing more frequent and severe droughts there. Families don’t have enough water to drink, cook, wash, and look after their animals. The solution is a combination of solar-powered water pumps, water resource management and health training. It’s helping communities access water and use it to bring about an enormous change.

With your support, we can work with more people on the front line of climate change

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Together we can tackle the climate crisis

We know big change is possible. But it’s going to take all of us, at all levels of society, to come together in a combined effort.

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You can help people on the front line of the climate crisis

Your gift will support communities facing tough challenges like the effects of climate change. Learning new farming techniques to adapt and thrive. Gaining the knowledge they need to predict and withstand disasters. Transforming every aspect of their lives with access to clean, affordable energy. Thank you.

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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.