Self Help Africa

Registered Charity Number 298830

Total raised
£21959.70 + £3514.75 Gift Aid = £25474.45
+ £3512.25 Gift Aid
+ £2.50 Gift Aid

About Self Help Africa

At Self Help Africa We give people a hand up, not a hand out.

Self Help Africa is an international development organisation dedicated to the vision of an economically thriving and resilient rural Africa. We work in nine countries across East, Southern and West Africa and have almost 50 years of experience working with impoverished smallholder farmers in agri-enterprise. We support smallholders to build resilient livelihoods through enabling engagement in profitable value-chains and enterprises, and supporting access to finance for investment in future development. Our sectors of expertise include:

  • Food and nutrition security
  • Climate-smart agriculture
  • Enterprise and value chain development
  • Rural organization development and
  • capacity building
  • Access to finance
  • Climate resilience
  • Natural resource management
  • Water and sanitation

In 2017, we supported 311,275 households, reaching close to two million people in rural communities across sub-Saharan Africa, and had a turnover of £20.37 million.

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We recognise the selfless commitment made by fundraisers who train for months to run marathons, face their fears by jumping out of aeroplanes or open their homes to the community for charity bakes and coffee mornings. We believe the charities they support should receive EVERY PENNY from their fundraising efforts.

We also believe that Gift Aid (a scheme enabling charities to reclaim tax on donations made by UK taxpayers) should be directed IN FULL to the charities. This is why the Wonderful Organisation does not generate profit (or even cover costs) by deducting money from fundraisers' sponsors or Gift Aid contributions.

We are a non-profit organisation funded entirely by like-minded, philanthropic businesses. That's what makes us wonderful!

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