Practical Action products from shop

Practical Action are a charity that uses their knowledge of technology to help as many of the world’s poorest communities as they are able.

They focus on sustainable solutions to the causes of poverty and implement frameworks that help people build their own way out of poverty.

The charity has been going for more than 40 years and implemented a large portfolio of solutions that have been of great practical benefit to communities who need help the most.

Practical Action has won awards for its work, including being a finalist in the 2008 World Habitat Awards for their work in Sri Lanka after the devastating tsunami.

Purchases from the Practical Presents website go to help people in communities in Latin America, Asia and Africa.

How it works

  • You choose a Practical Present
  • Place an order for it
  • Practical Action will send you, or a loved one or friend, a gift pack
  • The money from your gift goes to help people in some of the world’s poorest communities

The gifts are grouped into the categories

  • Cool creatures
  • Home sweet home
  • Ready steady grow
  • Cards
The prices of the gifts for the first three categories start from £9 for chickens.
The cards categories have sets of 10 seasonal cards that start from just £3.99.

Tax exempt status of registered charities and online security

All of the charities listed on this website are registered with the Charity Commission in the United Kingdom. Like any business, charities have to submit Tax Returns to HM Revenue and Customs, but all donations are declared and the charities do not have to pay tax on them. This means all your donation to charity will help to further their vision and goals.

Registered charity numbers

Each charity's registered number can be seen prominently displayed on the bottom of their respective pages on this site and underneath their logos.

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