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A Little Gesture A Great Help ("ALG") is a new and fast growing small UK Charity focused on overseas aid to vulnerable children. ALG was set up by Sara Vicente as a Trust in 2011 following a local volunteering experience and the launch in 2004 of her Portuguese NGO Um Pequeno Gesto Uma Grande Ajuda (“UPG”). Both charities are focused on underprivileged children and their families living exclusively in the Province of Gaza, a highly impoverished area in southern Mozambique.
The sister-charities are financially independent but both intervene directly on the ground through local established operations in Xai-Xai, Chongoene and Chokwé. This is a mostly rural area heavily affected by AIDS where children typically belong to one-parent only families, have HIV-infected relatives or are already orphans.

Our mission is to promote the improvement of living conditions for underprivileged children and their families in Mozambique.

Our goal is to give them access to academic and skills based education in a safe environment with adequate nutrition, water and housing. We strongly believe our impact is to improve their employability, create income-generating activities and support the local economy.

Inspired by how much a little gesture could do in Mozambique, ALG and UPG support 948 children with Sponsorship of basic food and school enrollment costs in 2013, in rural impoverished villages.

We also finance complementary Projects to promote Poverty Relief (Orphan Feeding and HIV support), improve Infrastructure for living conditions (housing, water wells, etc), advance Education (academic and technical as literacy or carpentry courses) and invest in Sustainability (small income-generating activities such as poultry and farming).

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Charity No: 1141990

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