Just two years ago Tanzanian farmer Jestina Jackson struggled to grow enough to feed her family. Today, however the 43-year-old happily declares, ‘food is no longer a problem’.Read More
A mobile phone information service established by Self Help Africa in 2014 to provide timely information to rural poor farmers, has been used almost a quarter of a million times within its start. Launched in Malawi late last year, the ‘321’ voice activated service provides subscribers to the country’s largest mobile phone network with a suite of farm information services that they can access at the push of a button.Read More
A sun-dried vegetable project is providing the springboard for a Zambian women’s group to support new enterprise development for their members.
Members of the 20-strong self-help group in Lushoma, Zambia, have seen their incomes increase, and have begun to save part of their increased earnings to set up a savings programme, and provide loan support to individual members to develop alternate new business opportunities.Read More
the bottom line, A letter from our CEO As we approach the 30th anniversary of the foundation of Self Help Africa by some remarkably visionary people, I am happy to be able to report that 2013 has been our most successful ever year. Our programmes are reaching more families across … Read MoreRead More
Farming as a Business At the core of our approach to rural enterprise development is support to farmer-led organisations, including cooperatives and producer groups to create profitable business. Self Help Africa provides training so that smallholder farmers have a better understanding of costs and markets and assist them to work … Read MoreRead More