Who we are

About Us

Welcome! A Little Gesture A Great Help (“ALG”) is a registered UK Charity set up as a Trust by Sara Vicente in 2011.

Similar to its Portuguese sister-charity Um Pequeno Gesto, ALG will be focused exclusively on Mozambique, namely in the Gaza province, on underprivileged school-age children and their families.

ALG was recognized by the UK Charity Commission in May 2011 and is registered under the number 1141990.

Our Mission

Promote the improvement of living conditions for underprivileged children and their families in Mozambique.

Theory of change

We believe that access to education and nutrition, in a healthy and dignified environment, will help children and young people from Mozambique break the cycle of poverty.

Our Team

Sara Vicente

Sara is Portuguese and graduated in Economics at the Universidade Nova in Lisbon. Sara was a volunteer in Mozambique in early 2004, where she worked for 4 months in the charitable “Escolinha do Andre” with the Dominican Nuns…

Patricia Acquaviva

Patricia moved to London in 2000 to work in Investment Banking. After eight years covering areas ranging from equity research to leveraged finance, she left the industry to pursue other interests. Following several years of involvement with the Portuguese charity Um Pequeno Gesto…

Joana Castro

Joana was born in Portugal and graduated in Economics at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Lisbon. Following a summer internship experience in 2006, she moved to London in 2007 to work in Investment Banking. After three years of advisory to financial institutions across several countries…

Madalena Godinho

Madalena is Portuguese and moved to London in 2012 to do her MSc in Finance at Imperial College. Prior to working at a large alternative fund, she also worked in investment banking for 2 years and in strategy consultancy. Madalena became involved with A Little Gesture in 2014 when looking to be more involved in charity work. She became an Ambassador for ALG shortly thereafter and has recently become a Trustee for the charity.

Margarida Vilas-Boas

Margarida has spent the past twelve years working in Portugal, Spain and the UK. Prior to making a career change towards the charitable sector, Margarida had a career spanning brand management at blue chip FMCG multinationals Danone and Unilever and business…

Where We Are

12A Selwood Place SW7 3QQ London, United Kingdom Tel: +44 7733 301515 E-mail: info@alittlegesture.org

Account sort code 204739 | no: 33955028

Where We Are