Self Help Africa

Self Help Africa

Charity information

Self Help Africa

Self Help Africa works to improve the lives of Africa's poorest people. We enable families to grow enough food to feed themselves and earn a sustainable living. Self Help Africa's vision is a rural Africa free from poverty and hunger.

Self Help Africa works with local staff, partners and local communities in Ethiopia, Malawi, Zambia, Kenya, Ghana, Uganda, Togo and Burkina Faso.

Founded 1984

  • Mission statement

    Self Help Africa's mission is to develop enterprising solutions that enable smallholder farmers to achieve a better quality of life.

    Our strategic plan for 2011-2015 is underpinned by four core values:

    People Helping Themselves - we enable smallholder farmers to prioritise, plan and develop their communities and establish links to prosper. By understanding local concepts and strengthening existing community groups, people can be proactive in their own development.

    Viable Solutions - We champion practical, low-cost solutions that will have alasting benefit and are replicable.

    Equality & Inclusion - We are committed to identifying and removing the barriers that prevent inclusion of more vulnerable groups and ensuring that women and men have equal opportunities to participate and benefit from our programmes.

    Transparency and accountability - We are committed to technical excellence and innovation in programmes, achieving recognised quality standards and demostrating transparency in our relationships with beneficiaries, partners and donors.

  • Aims

    Self Help Africa aims to:

    • Our goal is to make a sustainable improvement in the livelihoods of 500,000 smallholder farmers over 5 years
  • Overview

    Established: October 1984

    Registered Charity Number: 298830

    Board members: 14

    Full time staff: 20

    Part time staff: 4

    Volunteers: 50

    Phone number: 01743 277170

    Address: Westgate House Hills Lane Shrewsbury Shropshire SY1 1QU

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  • Self Help Africa - Farmer Seed Enterprises

    Quality seed can make or break harvests in rural Africa. Self Help Africa provides farmer... More