Launching Tuesday, 28th November 2023: The Big Give, Grow A Future Without Famine
We’re Kicking Off Two New Projects in Uganda!
Disability Inclusion in Village Community Banking, Tanzania
How to Harness the Power of Community
Five Reasons to Run for Charity
‘I’m not going to stop selling milk any time soon’—How Camel Milk is Changing Lives
Child Labour: An Interview with Lydia from PLA Uganda
‘Learning is better than silver, than gold’—Celebrating International Day of Education
2022 Reflections From Our CEO, Alex Daniels
This year, I’ve been humbled by how our partners and communities are striving to overcome global challenges. Conflict, rising living costs, climate change and struggling public services are issues which face us all. The impact has been most severe for people with no resources to fall back on, and in the communities in which we work these struggles are at a different level. In Sierra Leone, inflation has hit 29%, while Kenya has seen its worst drought in 40 years.
‘Now, me and my family live easily’—Meet Ishaka, Yattu and Baindu
Last month we met Jusu, a remarkable young man from southern Sierra Leone, who taught people in his community how to write through our Empowering Local Communities in Pujehun project, co-funded by the European Union. Jusu's story demonstrated the power of knowledge sharing and community building, how fundamental they are to lifting people out of poverty and setting them up for a brighter future. In Koiva, roughly seven miles north of Jusu's village, a similar story is unfolding. Working alongside our local partners MAPCO, we used our community-based organisation model (CBO) to administer economic support services, such as seed banks, small business loans and vocational training offers delivered by artisans, for the people of Koiva.
Join our Big Give to help children stay out of Child Labour and break the cycle of poverty!
‘I am so proud of teaching adult literacy to women in the community’ – Jusu’s Story
‘It all depends on the (rural) women’
Today is International Rural Women’s Day. Today, as any other day, millions of women will wake up and set to work on farms across the globe. Though their labour is crucial in sustaining billions of lives, many will suffer worse access to resources, lower pay and less rights than their male counterparts. Many are excluded from the decisions which affect their livelihood; many experience abuse and some fall victim to modern-day slavery. Those with their own business may obtain lower prices for their produce and face discrimination and exploitation in accessing resources. And yet, without their labour, global food production would come to a standstill.
Learning from people with disabilities about disability-inclusive livelihoods
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East African women with disabilities and the rights that they’ve claimed
We are winners! And it’s all thanks to you.
We’ve kicked off three exciting new projects!
At the end of the last year, we had the wonderful news that we had the go-ahead to start three brilliant new projects with our partners MAPCO in Sierra Leone and PLA in Uganda in early 2022.
Are you a digital expert? Volunteer your skills as part of our Digital Advisory Group!
We are looking for people with digital skills and experience to volunteer with us and help us with our bold ambitions for digital!
Join us as our new Finance and Business Manager or Programme Manager
We are recruiting a Programme Manager to join the team at Action on Poverty.
Alex Daniels, CEO: This year has brought challenges to a new level, but the catalysing effect of the people we work with gives me hope
It has been another tumultuous year globally, and together with our partners and the people we work with to overcome poverty, Action on Poverty has been doing all we can to rise to these challenges. Our CEO Alex Daniels reflects on the year we've had.
The Big Give for Women Changemakers in Sierra Leone launches TODAY!
You can join forces with Women Changemakers in Sierra Leone to help them stop poverty in their communities through vegetable farming and soap-making businesses with DOUBLE THE IMPACT by donating before Tuesday 7th December.
Launching Tuesday 30th November 2021: The Big Give will match all donations for Women Changemakers in Sierra Leone
We are excited to share that in 2022 we will be launching a brand new project working with Women Changemakers in Sierra Leone. We'll work with rural women living on less than £1.40 a day to earn a living with backyard vegetable farming and soap making. Along the way they'll also learn business skills, literacy and numeracy, and gain an understanding of their rights, paving the way to a better life for their whole community.
It’s Remember A Charity Week and we are profoundly grateful to our supporters dedicating their legacy to overcoming poverty
6th-12th September 2021 is Remember A Charity Week, where charities and supporters are thinking about what legacy could be built by leaving a gift in your Will.
How to make sure a good project continues even when NGOs close their doors
Instead, organisations are innovating creative solutions that meet the best interests of NGOs, partners, funders and people in communities. Some organisations have seen success with mergers; Action on Poverty decided that the acquisition of one of African Initiatives' projects was the best way to maximise the value brought by APT and the Tanzanian partner organisation Tusonge, ensuring that the project could complete its full cycle and this important work to empower people with disabilities to claim their rights and earn an income of their own could continue.
“I stand with APT and I wish everyone can find time and a way that they can support them as well” -Big Zuu
This week from Sunday 11th to Saturday 17th July 2021 we are running our BBC Radio 4 appeal presented by the lovely Big Zuu, Grime MC and TV cooking show host.
Grime MC and TV presenter Big Zuu takes our Sierra Leone work to BBC Radio Four!
Big Zuu is a grime rapper from West London with his own TV cooking show, cookbook and radio shows, and Action on Poverty is thrilled to have his support launching our BBC Radio 4 appeal this Sunday 11th July at 7:55am!
12th June 2021 is World Day Against Child Labour, and we’re proud to have joined the fight to end it in Uganda
On 12th June 2021 we are marking World Day Against Child Labour. We are committed in the fight to reduce child labour for 12,000 families in Uganda together with our partners PLA.
Watch our video on how we’ve supported people in Sierra Leone to stay safe from COVID-19
Bridget Amara from our partner organisation MAPCO has shared how our Rapid Response project in Sierra Leone has supported communities to stay safe and resilient in our video .