About A Little Gesture
Um Pequeno Gesto Uma Grande Ajuda are a Portuguese Charity focused on overseas aid to vulnerable children in the Province of Gaza, an impoverished rural area in southern Mozambique.
In 2023 the UPG Sponsorship programme supports 1000 children individually with basic food and school enrolment costs. The UPG Projects complement this support by benefitting over 3 000 underprivileged children directly and their families annually on charitable programmes in poverty relief, basic infrastructure, advancement of education and sustainability.
Um Pequeno Gesto Uma Grande Ajuda (UPG) is a non-profit Association legally recognized as a Non-Governmental Organization for Development (NGDO) by the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs since March 2008, and by the Mozambican Ministry of Foreign Affairs since June 2010. A Little Gesture a Great Help ALG) is recognized by the Charity Commission with the Charity number: 1141990.
Our mission is to promote the improvement of living conditions for underprivileged children and their families in Mozambique. Our goal is to give them access to academic and skills based education in a safe environment with adequate nutrition, water and housing
“In 2004 I left on the most important journey of my life: 4 months of volunteering in Mozambique. I came back a different person, incapable of resisting how much can be done with so little. With family and friends, we started an adventure with only 50 children supported in Mozambique.
Every day, I do my Little Gesture, in the short free time I have at the Banker’s in London. Life can be a real challenge, but every time I think about slowing down, I know I can take a step further and help one more child smile.”
By Sara Vicente Barreto, President and Founder
Equipa local de Um Pequeno Gesto