Powerful Information

Grassroots international development

Registered Charity Number: 1091516
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

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    Sierra Leonean women learning to write their names, read simple words & count for the first time.

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    Subsistence farmers in Asato, Ghana learning how to use pesticides safely and grow better crops.

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    We designed a novel training course for blind professionals in Sierra Leone. It uses a braillekey.



Powerful Information works in low-income countries to inform, empower and enable marginalised communities to tackle poverty 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 has been in the grip of a serious Ebola outbreak that has killed many thousands of people and has devastated communities. Although the outbreak appeared to be over in November 2015 there has been a new outbreak this year.  We are working to support our partners through this crisis and to plan for the time when Ebola is finally overcome.

Contact Us

Powerful Information City Discovery Centre
Bradwell Abbey

Milton Keynes
MK13 9AP

Phone: 01908 320033
Fax: 01908 320033


Powerful Information News

Changing Traditional Burial Practices in Sierra Leone

Date posted: 06 Jan 2015

Working with local partner to develop an effective public information programme in Koinadugu… Read More»

Tackling Ebola in Sierra Leone

Date posted: 05 Jan 2015

Ebola -- critical need to take the message out to the villages… Read More»

News Summary from 2014

Date posted: 01 Jan 2015

Overview of work on getting blind children into school in Sierra Leone; Edcuation and Livelihoods Programme for rural women; and responding to the Ebola outbreak.… Read More»

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Financial Information from CharityFinancials

July 2016 July 2015
Total Income £68,065 £26,360
Total Expenditure £52,127 £39,378

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