What we dohow we help communities all over the world


With your support, Practical Action works with communities to find practical solutions to the poverty they face. We work with them to find their own solutions and help them to do it better. Through technology we enable poor communities to build on their skills and knowledge to produce sustainable and practical solutions - transforming their lives forever and protecting the world around them. 

We currently have over 100 projects worldwide. Last year we used technology to directly benefit 2.1 million poor women and men through projects in developing countries around the world.  

Find out how we do this below

How your support changes the world

Why technology

Our distinctive practical approach


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