The UK has thousands of small charities focused on helping to alleviate local problems in countries all over the world. Often these charities are very hands on and the benefits derived by local communities exceeds the raw cash investment. Additionally there are unregistered charitable works and support by individuals and groups to helping with local issues and specific causes.
Sample of Small International Charities.
1012069 – A Passion for Africa raises £10k pa towards building a children’s home in Sierra Leone.
1111755 – Action for Relief in Coastal Areas spending less than £1,000 pa for the benefit of those persons suffering from HIV/ aids in the East African coastal region.
1134480 – Education for Indigent Girls in Africa (EFIG) raises £10k pa to sponsors the education of poor girls in Nigeria and Ghana.
1121411 – Operation South America currently operates in Quyquyho, a village in Paraguay to support a foster home for girls. Raising and spending £50k pa over 5 years
1098390 – Sanitation in the Developing World generated £7k over 5 years to use in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and other Asian countries. Money down the drain I hope!
1053569 – The Social Entrepreneurs Trust makes awards to accelerate the growth of early stage social entrepreneurs in India. The main income of around £300,000 pa is UK derived from corporate and individual donations . See more on the projects financed.
Are UK charities efforts and contributions included in the official development assistance (ODA) commitment to spend 0.7% of gross national income on aid? It seems not – Fact Checking Charity.
To encourage more small potatoes to be planted consider: ‘many a mickle makes a muckle’, ‘mighty oaks from little acorns grow’, little and often, small is beautiful, Oxfam was small once…………..