Pumpkins Against Poverty

Thanks to you, it’s a time of celebration for families in Bangladesh

Towards the end of 2015, you did something truly magical for the people of Bangladesh. Your support of our UK aid matched ‘Pumpkins Against Poverty’ appeal meant that together we achieved a victory against hunger and poverty.

The Pumpkins Against Poverty appeal improved the lives of 50,000 landless people in Bangladesh through training, sowing, a bumper harvest, and crop diversity, as well as many other benefits.

Watch this video of Kate Thornton talking about her visit to Bangladesh in July 2016 to find out how the Pumpkins Against Poverty appeal has made a difference to people's lives.


These two videos made by the Practical Action team in Bangladesh highlight two farmers' responses to the bumper harvest:

For more information about the Pumpkins Against Poverty project, have a look at our Flickr album of images and our Pumpkins Against Poverty project page.

With so many people already benefitting from this project, we want to support more farmers gain tenure of temporary sandbars to grow more – but we can’t do it without you


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