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Each day is a fresh opportunity to bring transformation to the lives of those for whom yesterday offered no hope.

The journey of PovertySwap since it was established as a charitable company in 2010 has been an exciting adventure of compassion and wonder that never ceases to uplift and amaze.  Our dream from the words of the bible Isaiah 61 verse 3 “bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair” has been played out amongst more than 30 partners across 13 countries to date.  We are the link in a series of connections that make miracles happen.

Transformation and Challenge in Ethiopia

                      I just returned from two weeks visiting our partners […]

Christmas Children’s Appeal Helping Desperate Children – Please Be Generous

    I wonder, are there any more desperate, vulnerable or at risk people in the world just now than […]

PovertySwap Donations Reaching The Hands of Nepal’s Earthquake Victims

Thanks to the prompt and compassionate responses of PovertySwap friends following the Nepal Earthquake on April 12th £3000 for the […]

Nepal Earthquake Emergency Fund

We have been shocked and saddened to hear details of the massive earthquake that is causing death, suffering, loss and […]

Help Us Secure Their Future

It’s a Happy New Year greeting from all our coworkers, friends, the children, families and communities we work together with […]

“Where A Kiss Of Love Can Kill You”

Starting up my car on the way to a school assembly about Advent and Christmas the radio was playing that […]

Laughter in South Africa

The teacher in a remote school in the north of South Africa was in awe “The children have not laughed […]


“Namaste” and “Hello” from some of the children who will take The Long Walk Home So,summer holidays are almost over […]

A little tree bearing great fruit

My favourite photograph of our entire Team Trip to Ethiopia in April was this one of a young mum and […]

Welcome to our new nursery school!

When I was first taken to visit a derelict property and open land in a rural mountainous area of Ethiopia […]

Albania: Tears of Joy and Gratitude

“One woman expressed with tears in her eyes her gratitude saying: When you have been speaking about God during all […]

The Unheard Children

 What Can I Give Him?   Albanian Children’s Christmas Appeal 2013 The Christmas story, it seems, is about babies.  We celebrate […]

The Long Walk Home for Nepal

I frequently define poverty with this question: “What happens when tragedy strikes?” For children in Nepal who become orphaned through […]

Hands Up For Camp This Summer!

During summer our Family Worker in Romania is usually busy with children’s daycamps.  These camps provide an excellent opportunity for […]

They Answered That They Were Praying For Me

When our Family Worker amongst the gypsy community in the beautiful Romanian mountains became very ill a month ago and […]

Team Trip to Ethiopia

A number of people have expressed an interest in travelling with us to Ethiopia, to visit the people and projects […]

A Song for Springtime

“Are not 5 sparrows sold for 2 copper coins? And not one of them is forgotten before God.  But the […]

You Sent A Lot Of Love!

During the snowy days of December in the picturesque Romanian mountains there was a surprise Winter Camp Day for the […]

Send Some Love at Christmas

In just a few weeks it will be Christmas. Together with our Partners in Albania, Romania and Ethiopia we are […]

Send Some Love at Christmas

We Cannot Ignore This

  On Thursday 18 October it was  International Anti-Slavery Day.     27 million people live as slaves to other […]

Romania 2012 – You May Be Their Only Hope

For 10 days during September we have lived and travelled with our Partners in Romania’s picturesque mountains.It has been a […]

Camping in Romania – Let’s Go

During the summer months a number of Day Camps and Children’s Trips were held at our Partners Camp facility in […]

Summer Update

During our first 18 months we have seen the work of PovertySwap flourish and grow in a very beautiful way. […]

Children In Romania 2012

Hopelessness is the enemy of every human being. In Romania our Partners often feel they are looking into the face […]

It Never Rains But It Pours

“Albania.  The only country in the world officially declared to be fully atheistic.  No place for God, his children, the […]


Bringing Sunshine to Romania’s Deadly Winter Temperatures have been falling to terrifying levels for several weeks in Romania this winter […]

Head West Turn Right!

  While trying to remember how many road miles it is to Romania from where I live in the north […]

Team Trips

Our first involvement with a Team Trip happened quite spontaneously in1990 as a natural response to media coverage of what […]

Donate Today

Thank You for your interest in making a donation to PovertySwap for our work amongst some of the world’s poorest […]