We are a movement, part of a global community of like-minded people and organisations that share a passion to alleviate poverty and suffering around the world. People against Poverty identify and help develop projects and then provide ongoing support to our project partners who display total commitment to alleviating poverty and suffering in their communities.
How do we do that?
By forming communities of individuals, like you, who share the same passion; businesses who care about communities and social impact (Business against Poverty), Churches and young people through our Youth Ambassador scheme. Then we invest in exciting projects that are designed to empower greater self-sufficiency, new hope and a more sustainable future – a handshake, not a hand out.
Business against Poverty is a purpose-driven membership movement that directly supports the work of People against Poverty.
BaP is a community of business people – like yourself – who care deeply about issues of poverty, both in the UK and abroad, and global injustice and wish to help change the world. By choosing to give back and operate as a business with purpose, your company can inspire your customers, tell a distinctive ethical story and help make a positive difference.
When you sponsor a child your donation of £25 per month ensures the child will receive regular meals, basic medical care and access to an education. More importantly, giving hope for their future. You will be able to witness the impact your donations are making by building up a personal relationship with your child through letter writing; a letter of encouragement, a letter of friendship. You may wish to even take that relationship a step further by visiting the project and meeting your child.
An estimated 14.3 million people are in poverty in the UK. 8.3 million are working-age adults, 4.6 million are children, and 1.3 million are of pension age. It is estimated that in the UK around 22% of people overall and 34% of children live in poverty. *
The Dignity Project will help families already facing crisis with essential white goods to help them provide for their families without being pushed into further severe financial difficulty.