What we do

Action 10 provides expertise, tools and resources to enable people facing extreme poverty to find a way out. That could be by starting a business, gaining skills or learning new ways to improve what they are already doing. We can help them build for the future.


We let people come to us with their ideas

What we do page mainOur process is simple. When we are in a country we make ourselves visible and encourage people talk to us about their ideas. The important point is that we don’t come to them with a proposal.

We are represented and hosted by offices and / or organizations in each programme country. When people visit – we listen. After all, local people are the experts in their local situation.

We listen carefully to the challenges that people or groups who come to us face and if we can address them – we will. This process is often time consuming but we are patient because it lays the foundation for long-term poverty reduction.

We ask people who come to us, three simple questions

  • What do they want to achieve or what is their dream?
  • How do they hope to achieve it?
  • Why didn’t they do it before if they knew what they wanted?

This way we can really identify what are the actions we can take to help them – is it education, advice, tools, awareness raising, a network, investment capital, travel?

Our approach benefits from partnerships built on trust and shared values

Target partners are best equipped to make change because:

  • They live there and can identify needs
  • They know how to address the challenges and therefore know which programmes will have the potential to be successful in practice
  • They know which products and services people request
  • They know how to make new initiatives sustainable from knowing how to communicate in that environment and how they can bring others with them.


Where we work

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We are present in seven countries across West Africa and South America. The problem is the same in all of them – extreme poverty.

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How we work

How we work

Action 10 is different – we work in equal partnership and operate on a 10-point agenda to bring sustainable change 

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Our history

Local stories shape what we do. The first project Action 10 undertook was in Togo and has become a huge success story.

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About us

According to recent estimates, in 2015, 702 million people still lived in extreme poverty – despite billions of dollars in development aid.

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