Project Partners

Small Steps Project is specifically aimed at helping people in poverty on rubbish dumps. We provide emergency aid interventions and set up sustainable projects with partner NGOs. We also direct and support beneficiaries into existing provisions who can help them further. Below is a directory of NGOs, Projects and Service Providers with whom we have collaborative projects or we have directed beneficiaries to.

The Project Partners that Small Steps Project details who we hold in the highest regard:




Care4Calais is a UK registered charity founded by a group of UK volunteers that aims to deliver essential aid and support to refugees in Calais and other areas, emotional as well as physical, and to encourage the wider public to be more welcoming towards refugees. They believe that every human has the right to be treated in a fair and dignified way. As the refugee crisis grows and families are now living in the same conditions as they do on rubbish dumps riught on our doorstep. We have partnered with Care4Calais and are diverting all UK donations of aid to their efforts.






Through the UNDP we have partnered with local NGO Fundatia Dezvoltarea Popoarelor (FDP) who work together with the Municipality to provide services for the communities on the Pata Rat dump.





The United Nations Development Programme has been partnering with people at all levels of society  since 1966 to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. In all the UNDP’s activities they encourage the protection of human rights and the empowerment of women, minorities and the poorest and most vulnerable in society.





House of Family is a humanitarian non profit project which provides education, rehabilitation and medical care to children with HIV and AIDS. Although they do not currently have a website they are always looking for assistance and volunteers.  You can email them for more information here.



Pour Sourire D’Enfant (PSE) is a French NGO and school which provides education, training, food medical care and training to children from the Stung Meachey dump area in Pnom Penh as well as scavengers and street children. You can also contact their English branch here.



Friends International help marginalised children and young people in Cambodia and established the ChildSafe Network to protect vulnerable children from all forms of abuse. They run numerous projects in Cambodia that help children back into education and employment, including the Anlong Pi facility at the Siem Reap Dump. They run also run programs in Thailand and Laos.



ODA is another of our project partners based out of Siem Reap who work with underprivileged and vulnerable children.  ODA provides them with food, shelter, clothing and healthcare and recreation.




Friends International help marginalised children and young people in South East Asia and established the ChildSafe Network to protect vulnerable children from all forms of abuse. They run numerous projects in various countries that help children back into education and employment.
Small Steps Project works with the Laos branch of Friends International named Peuan Mit which began in 2004, and runs four programmes.




Casa Xalteva is an education centre which provides care and education to street children and vulnerable children in Granada, Nicaragua. It also provides Spanish lessons for tourists and volunteers alike, the cost of which goes back into the project and programme for the children.


Los Quinchos has several projects across Nicaragua caring for vulnerable children including children from rubbish dump communities, street children and children who are suffering from drug addiction and abuse.


Monty’s Beach Lodge runs a number of volunteer programmes to aid the surrounding communities of Jiquillio and Chinandega, one of which is a feeding program at the dump in Chinandega.  If you would like to volunteer with them you can contact Monty or Gerry here.


Kamloops are our friends from the Fire Department in Canada.  They have done a huge shoe collection in collaboration with a group of ten schools and at the last count they had 3,800 pairs of shoes to deliver in Central America by fire truck!




MAC was founded in 2001 to promote and defend children’s rights and fight against violence against children.  Small Steps Project did a distribution to the centre in 2012.