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We are an international development charity, delivering the Sustainable Development Goals and eradicating global poverty and inequality.
United Purpose (UP) is an international development charity with an innovative community led approach to eradicating global poverty and inequality.For over 40 years we have helped deliver fundamental life changing impact for over 35 million people across 13 countries in Africa, Asia and South America. We are head quartered in the UK and have an annual turnover of £20 million.We are recognised experts in community-led development and our high quality intelligent development provides tangible solutions to poverty that last.UP is at the cutting edge of our sector, innovating for better solutions to the global problems we seek to solve.Through disruptive innovation we are trialling truly innovative development approaches that have the power to fundamentally and permanently change the face of development.By enabling independence we are ensuring that the balance of power remains with the communities with whom we work. We are challenging the dependency culture and creating self-sustaining entities that carry on beyond us.Our unique approach that combines intelligent development, disruptive innovation and enabling independence makes us a powerful agent of change. UP lifts people out of poverty for good creating strong, resilient and hopeful communities that exist independently long after we’ve gone.Our group includes CUMO, a highly successful Malawi based micro finance organisation, Village Aid, a UK based fundraising charity, International Inspiration, the London Olympic legacy operation promoting sport for development and CarbonUP a not for profit enterprise trading our gold standard carbon offset credits.