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Grassroots Action

Charity description

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Grassroots Action (formerly Powerful Information) works in low-income countries to inform, empower and enable marginalised communities to tackle poverty and promote better health / more sustainable livelihoods. We work with and through local partners to change lives and help indigenous organisations become more effective.

Grassroots Action was awarded charitable status in 1992, and incorporated as a limited company in 2002. We have low overheads, pay modest salaries and don't employ professional fundraisers. We rely on project grants from trusts and foundations and on donations from the public. Please consider making a one-off/regular donation to support our work empowering disadvantaged communities to help themselves.

Our current projects include:
  • Basic education and functional literacy for women farmers and petty traders (4,000+ have benefitted so far) in the north of Sierra Leone*
  • Support to enable blind children to be educated in mainstream schools in Sierra Leone
  • Reduction of pesticide-poisoning, amongst subsistence farmers, and contamination of food and water resources in Ghana
  • Sending two braille embossers to Zimbabwe
  • Mentoring UK graduates for a career in international development.
*Sierra Leone was in the grip of a serious Ebola outbreak that killed thousands of people and devastated communities. Ebola has now been overcome but the country is still suffering and morale is low. We are working to support our partners to enable them to recover from this setback.

Charity No: 1091516

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