Practical Action works together with some of the world's poorest people throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America to help lift themselves out of poverty.
Founded by Dr E F Schumacher, author of the bestselling book 'Small Is Beautiful', Practical Action has, over the past forty years, worked with communities to develop a wide range of innovative and practical solutions to change people's lives for the better. And we've done it by following a unique approach to development: we don't start with technology, but with people. The tools may be simple or sophisticated, but to provide long-term, appropriate and practical answers, they must be firmly in the hands of local people: people who shape technology and control it for themselves.
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