working with rural communities across Africa
Gorta-Self Help Africa works in nine countries across sub-saharan Africa, tackling poverty and improving the lives of local communities. The organisation works both with its own African staff, and through local partners to undertake a range of integrated development programmes amongst rural communities.
Gorta-Self Help Africa has been implementing agriculture and rural development projects in Uganda for close to 20 years.
Landlocked Malawi is among the world’s poorest countries. Up to 85% of the population dependent on agriculture for food and livelihoods.
In Kenya we work with farmers and farmer groups to address issues of food security and nutrition, and to help link farmers to markets.
Living in arid regions on the edge of the Sahara desert, farmers in West Africa are on the front line in the fight against climate change.
Despite being politically stable and having vast agricultural potential, two-thirds of Zambia’s 14 million people live below the poverty line.
Ethiopia remains one of Africa’s poorest nations, with a third of the population living below the poverty line.