Hands On

Would you like the chance to support the men and women of one particular community? To stand with them as they undertake a project that will help transform their lives and their fortunes? Our current Hands On project in Altiplano, Bolivia is in need of your help as it enters it final phase. 

Get Hands On today & support a community with their ambitious two-year project

We are entering the final phases of our projects in Bolivia and Doutchi, Niger. Our first project, in Kitui, Kenya completed two years ago. The changes the community in Kitui have made are amazing, and it’s all thanks to generous souls who got hands on, supporting them with monthly donations, messages of encouragement and friendship, and the motivation to keep going.

Our current project, helping people grow food in the harsh Altiplano region of Bolivia, is still in need of donors. The community have received on training in new farming skills and are working hard to bring irrigation to their dry fields and construct greenhouses to grow crops.

Introducing our next Hands On project

Later this year, we are launching our next Hands On project in Colombia. Please check back here in a few months. We will let you know when the project is ready to start and if you’d like to, you can get hands on and follow this community over the next three years as they transform their lives. You’ll receive regular project updates from Colombia, so you’ll always see how your regular gifts are making a difference.

How Hands On works

Our Hands On programme supports communities as they undertake a two year project, and lets you follow their progress. Your donations directly fund the work, and you'll receive regular updates on how things are progressing. Because they will directly fund the work, your regular gifts are essential to make these projects a success.

What next?

As soon as you get hands on you’ll receive a simple welcome folder with information about the people and the project.

Project one: Kitui, Kenya

Our Kitui project has completed. Thanks to regular donations from generous supporters the people of Kitui in Kenya have achieved so much. See the inspiring story of the Kitui project

Project two: Doutchi, Niger

Our Doutchi project has almost finished. Over the last three years, the people of Doutchi have learnt how to live and grow food for their families in one of the driest areas on the edge of the Sahara.

Project three: Hands On Altiplano

Our current project is in the high Altiplano region of Bolivia. The climate here is harsh, and the people can lose entire harvests to a single, catastrophic, storm. The Hands On plan is helping them irrigate their dry fields, train them in new farming techniques, and build protective greenhouses to grow a variety of crops. You can still support the final stages of this project.

Hands on heart: our promise to you

1. Your Hands On donations will directly fund your chosen project
Every penny you donate will go into our Hands On Fund. Your chosen project will receive all the money it needs from the fund.

2. Your Hands On donations are flexible
If you are unable to continue supporting Hands On, you can change, pause, stop or restart your donations, just call us on 0303 303 3030.

3. When your project ends, you can get hands on somewhere else
After your chosen project is complete, we’ll introduce you to another project. And once again you’ll follow the work from start to completion.

4. You’ll always see the difference you are making
Over time the Hands On Fund will support many projects. But you’ll always be able to see how you are helping communities to build a secure and prosperous future.

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