Charlotte Green presents the Radio 4 Appeal on behalf of the charity Practical Action.
Reg Charity: 247257
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Practical Action was founded by the economist EF Schumacher, author of Small is Beautiful. He wrote: “Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.” This philosophy still guides Practical Action, which uses technology in to help people out of poverty.
Their strength is their approach. They enable poor communities to use their skills and knowledge to produce practical solutions which they can build, use and maintain themselves. By doing this they help around a million people a year break out of the cycle of poverty for good.
Dilmaya on the waste site
Practical Action help waste pickers avoid injury and disease by providing them with protective clothing, masks and hard-wearing gloves