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When you organise an event to raise funds for us, your efforts will transform lives.


We know that for every £50 raised we can help someone access a livelihood. Whether through an apprenticehsip like the ones we are running in Sierra Leone, through helping a disabled person get into work, as we are doing in Sri Lanka or through investing in small business skills development in community based organisations, which we do throughout Africa and Asia, your support WILL change lives. And as over 95p in every £1 raised goes to those who need it most as you can see on the Charity Choice website you can be sure your money is well spent.

One person can do amazing things. In November 2014, our supporter Marcia offered to help organise a Bikram Yoga challenge at her local Bikram Yoga club in Canary Wharf. After 6 back to back Bikram Yoga classes, the Challengers raised over £6,000! And they are planning to do it again.. So think about what your club could raise and how many lives YOU could help change.

This is just one way you can support our work.  APT is working in many different areas and needs funds to continue helping the poorest and most vulnerable people.

Raise £1,000 for us and with your help 20 people who are living in poverty find a sustainable livelihood. Nowhere more needs our help right now than post ebola Sierra Leone where we have been working for over 30 years. Read about Siata’s story



Siata Gassama


Siata is a groundnut farmer and petty trader. She is married with a husband and four children who range in age from 8 to 24. Two of them are away in Freetown at school while two are with her at home in her village of Sorbeh Giema, in the Pujehun District of Sierra Leone.

She received a loan of one bushel of groundnut seeds from the Action on Poverty Community Based Group, where previously she could only afford to plant half a bushel. The harvest is due in July and she is expecting 20 bushels, from which she will repay the initial 1 bushel loan to the group for onward loaning to another member. She is expecting to get Le100,00 (i.e. about £13.50) per bushel at the market. However as the cultivated area was bigger than in the past she paid a labour gang about Le30,000 (£4.00) plus food to help her plant it up. There were no other additional costs or inputs, so her return should be a healthy one.

She has also taken a cash loan from the Community Based Group of Le300,000 (£40) to start up petty trading. This has gone well and she has already made 2 repayments. The business is growing and she would like to build up the business to do it long-term rather than the farming. So from small beginnings, with the right help and support, people can do incredible things..

Use your place in the London or other marathons/half marathons to raise funds. Just £1,000 could help APT develop a new project that could help thousands of people to improve their lives

Dine out with 3 friends. If each of you went without one course you could donate £20 to give a child the chance to start school and wear a school uniform

Organise a quiz night in your local pub and raise £300 to help 15 children from families affected by HIV/AIDS to eat at least one nourishing meal a day

Get your school, your church or local group to hold a ‘Pass it on’ event. Sell or swap unwanted items and charge a small entry fee. Raise £50 to help a widowed mother and family whose lives have been torn apart by war. Your donation could give her skills and training to provide for her family of 5 or 6 children.  £200 could help to transform the lives of 30 people.

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