Self Help Africa

As we enter the Harvest season, we nominate Self Help Africa as our Current Appeal.

Our vision is for sustainable livelihoods and healthy lives for all in a changing climate

At Self Help Africa, our mission is to alleviate hunger, poverty, social inequality and the impact of climate change. We achieve this through community-led, market-based and enterprise focused approaches to agricultural development, ensuring that people with have access to: 

  • Nutritious food
  • Decent incomes and employment 
  • Clean water and basic services
  • All while sustaining natural resources. 

Our aim is to transition communities out of long-term poverty through work that gives them greater control over their futures and provides a better quality of life.  The main focus of our work is in sub-Saharan Africa, where global hunger and poverty is most acute, but we also work in Bangladesh and Brazil.  We believe that equitable economic development is key to ending poverty. 

Our core areas of focus are:  

  • Sustainable landscapes, resilient food systems and healthy communities.
  • Sustainable businesses, decent employment and thriving economies.
  • Crisis response and resilience.
  • System strengthening and an enabling policy environment.

If you would like to make a donation, you can do so through our own Self Help Africa appeal by clicking on the Current Appeal button below.

If you are a UK taxpayer, please complete the online Gift Aid declaration after entering your card details as this is the only way we know who has made the donation.