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A world free from poverty and discrimination

Action on Poverty is a small dynamic international development organisation working to break the cycle of poverty and inequality.

Our vision is a world where everyone can work with pride for a better future

Action on Poverty is a small dynamic international development organisation working in Sierra Leone, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania to address barriers to safe and lasting work.

Through accessing the vital skills and resources they need to earn a living and address the root causes of their poverty, they can act as changemakers in their communities and countries to achieve equality for all.

“By 2025 we aim to reach one million people with the knowledge and skills to build brighter futures, including better household incomes and food security.”

With 41% of people in Africa living in extreme poverty (less than £1.40 per day), we work in post conflict and post disaster areas and with people who are hard to reach, tackling the root causes of poverty, inequality and discrimination.

In partnership with local communities and organisations, and jointly sharing our expertise and connections, we develop cost-effective, high quality programmes which have lasting impacts on the lives of marginalised and vulnerable people.

Established in 1984 and based in a small office in the UK, we have over 35 years’ experience of helping people to achieve their own sustainable livelihoods around the world.