Powerful Information

Powerful Information

Charity information

Powerful Information

British charity working to empower communities in low-income countries to tackle the root causes of poverty, injustice and environmental harm ― genuine grassroots international development.

Founded 1990

  • Mission statement

    Powerful Information works to empower marginalised communities in low income countries with the information, understanding and wherewithal to tackle poverty and discrimination and promote better health / more sustainable livelihoods.

    We work with and through local partners to change lives and help indigenous organisations become more effective. Our current projects include:
    • Basic education and functional literacy for women farmers and petty traders (3,000+ have benefitted to date) – Sierra Leone*
    • Support to enable blind children to be educated in mainstream schools – Sierra Leone
    • Reduction of pesticide-poisoning amongst subsistence farmers and the contamination of food and water resources – eastern Ghana
    • Coaching UK graduates for a career in international development

    Powerful Information was awarded charitable status in 1992, and incorporated as a limited company in 2002. We have low overheads, pay modest salaries and don’t employ professional fundraisers or publicists.

    We rely on project grants from trusts and foundations for our humanitarian work, and on donations from the public. Please consider making a regular donation to support our work empowering disadvantaged communities to help themselves.

    * Sierra Leone is currently in the grip of a serious Ebola outbreak that has killed many hundreds of people and is devastating communities. We are working to support our partners through this crisis and to plan for the time when Ebola is overcome.

  • Aims

    Powerful Information aims to:

    • To empower communities in low-income countries to tackle poverty, injustice and environmental harm.
    • To support practical grassroots initiatives that promote sustainable development, build social capital, promote social justice and encourage community involvement.
    • To support practical grassroots initiatives that raise public awareness of important social and environmental issues.
  • Overview

    Established: February 1990

    Registered Charity Number: 1091516

    Board members: 6

    Full time staff: 1

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 10

    Phone number: 01908 320033

    Address: City Discovery Centre Bradwell Abbey Milton Keynes United Kingdom MK13 9AP

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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