Our aim is to help disadvantaged people to improve their lives and to protect the natural environment. We support self-help groups by making small grants and providing training and advice. Our aim is to facilitate the development of the skills and confidence necessary for independence and self sufficiency. We seek to help people work out what is best for them and to help them to achieve it rather than to impose our own agenda.
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"Be the change you want to see in the world"
- Mahatma Gandhi
Rehabilitation at Senang Hati - learning new skills brings self confidence and companionship as well as independence.
Los Angelitos with their teacher, Beto.
SWAN distribute goats to members of the women's group in Bhakunde village in Nepal.
Manu Murti computer class in Eha village, Bali.
Tananua adds value to farmers' crops, here producing ground ginger .
Indigo Ikat provides work for village women and preserves traditional skils.
10/10/15 New Appeal to help La Mariposa buy over 140 acres of land known as Canada Onda in Palo Solo, Nicaragua. This
land will form a vital part of a biological corridor, linking still
forested land on the Pacific side of the Sierras to the Masaya Volcano National
Park, allowing animals and birds to move naturally through their habitat, thus
helping their chances of survival. La Mariposa will also use the land to develop local employment and increase incomes through eco-tourism. If you want to donate to this appeal, please also email us for a Gift Aid declaration form.
16/7/15 Resumed support to Senang Hati in Bali following an email request for help. Major donors have funded a new residential centre but they are struggling to meet day to day running expences.
6/7/15 Quarterly grants to Los Angelitos, Iniciativa Colibri, CITR Ngada and Lembu Nai.
25/4/15 Emergency grant to the Social Welfare Association of Nepal as soon
as we heard
about the recent earthquake. They were already working with the some of the
affected villages and were able to respond quickly with local knowledge and
13/4/15 First grant to Mas
Mariposas, supporting community development in La Concepcion, Nicaragua.
Current projects include donating eco cookers and tree seedlings to the poorest
families, assisting the provision of latrines and water supply in the poorest
barrios and support for handicapped children and their families.
28/3/15 First grant to CITRA
Ngada in Bajawa, Indonesia to buy sewing machines and carpenters tools for
their handicapped children's home so the children can learn a trade and become
25/2/15 Short film about Los Angelitos published here
8/2/15 Donated laptop computer and additional funds to Luz Verde Social
7/1/15 Second installment to Ayo Indonesia for improved coffee growing
following good progress report and site visit.
1/1/15 Confirmed support for Iniciativa Colibri and Los Angelitos for 2 years,
reducing each six months.
22/12/14 New grant to Lembu Nai to support resettlement in Mausambi Maurole
village of refugees from the volcanic eruption on Rokatendu Island.
18/11/14 Small grant to Lembu Nai to conduct research and prepare a full
October 14 One of our trustees attends the EcoFlores Conference in Maumere and
visits partners in Ende and Ruteng. Read about the conference, Home Stay
Network, Mountain Bike Trails and 'Green Indonesia' initiative in primary schools here.
27/08/14 New grant to Ayo Indonesia to support improved coffee
cultivation in Mangarai villages.
26/08/14 Los Angelitos and Colibri cooperating with the Casa de la
Cultura to welcome a delegation from Sheffield Esteli Society www.sheffieldestelisociety.org.uk.
21/07/14 Further grant to YASTIM in Flores for promoting vegetable
growing in remote villages around Ende.
14/05/14 Dates announced for the third EcoFlores conference to be held
Maumere in October.
11/05/14 Issued Annual report for 2013/4 and submitted our Annual Return
to the Charity Commission.
May-July Over £3000 raised for Luz Verde special appeal in support of
the Library Bus and other projects in Miraflor.
15/1/14 Website updated and individual partner pages added to give more
details of projects - click on 'more' on the Current Partners page
9/1/14 Another video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLnMVVb3DKQ
18/12/13 Los Angelitos posted a video here http://youtu.be/1tLl0lWEgmE
27/11/13 Invested in JCC Community Coop to provide sustainable wood
fired heating for a school in Leicester.
16/10/13 Quarterly grants to Colibri, Los Angelitos
and Luz Verde in Nicaragua.
29/8/13 First grant to Indigo Ikat for the purchase of materials for
weavers based in Beja traditional village, Flores.
29/8/13 Quarterly grant to Senang Hati.
13/8/13 Video of Los Angelitos available here http://youtu.be/a7goyJffvBs
12/7/13 Quarterly grants to Colibri Arte Infantil, Los Angelitos and
9/7/13 Further grant to Luz Verde including GiftAid for the last year.
31/5/13 Agreed a loan to Tananua for to set up a cacao processing plant
producing chocolate and peanut paste, increasing farmers' income and
generating funds for development projects.
22/5/13 Received GiftAid refund of £3300 for financial year 2012-3.
21/5/13 Quarterly grant to Senang Hati and further grant to YASTIM.
28/4/13 Second grant to Anak Bangsa - see new pictures here and on
23/4/13 Received progress report from Ayo Indonesia - see here.
6/4/13 Quarterly grant to Colibri Arte Infantil, Los Angelitos and Lembu
28/3/13 Further grant to Luz Verde.