On Monday night (march 24th), the Irish Ambassador to London, Dan Mulhall, held a reception to mark 30 years of Self Help Africa. Before an invited audience of senior politicians, business leaders and young entrepreneurs, Mr Mulhall spoke of the close working relationship between Irish Aid and Self Help Africa.Read More
Tuesday April 29th: Three fantastic restaurants, one unforgettable evening.
Food-lovers from Shropshire and beyond are invited to the first Shrewsbury Secret Supper on the 29th of April 2014.
Part of the 2014 Shrewsbury Food Festival, this special dining experience will take you to three secret restaurants where you will be treated to a fabulous starter, main course and dessert. The locations of the restaurants will not be revealed until the night!Read More
As International Women’s Day is marked across the globe this weekend, we invite you to join us in celebrating women across Africa.
These include the hard-working farmers who are increasing their income on small farms, the entrepreneurial small-scale business women creating their own on and off-farm enterprises, and the dynamic women’s groups who are working together to improve their lives and those of their families.Read More
80 of the world’s toughest endurance athletes will gather in Ireland this weekend for ‘The Race’, the inaugural 24-hour sports challenge taking place in Donegal as a benefit for Self Help Africa.
Competitors from across mainland Europe, the UK, United States, Canada and Australia are amongst the challengers who will gather in Donegal this Saturday, for a 260km run, kayak and cycle challenge along a specially designed route through the picturesque North-West.Read More
After receiving a small loan of just 360birr (€14) from a local savings and credit cooperative, Meskerem Niname, resident of Buie in Ethiopia, has turned her fortunes around by plying her trade and becoming a successful entrepreneur. The loan allowed her to establish a textile shop from which she produces and sells garments for men and women as well as various other household items including bed sheets and pillow cases.Read More
Shortage of improved seed is a major bottleneck for agriculture in Ethiopia. We have been working on improved seed production in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region. Better known as SNNPR, it is a huge region with an estimated 14 million people, the vast majority of whom are smallholder farmers.Read More
On March 3rd Broadway for Self Help Africa will bring together some of Broadway’s biggest stars for a night of song and celebration benefiting Self Help Africa Inc. at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City.Read More
Christine Mwale predicts that the income of women in her village can double when they become full-time suppliers to the new Banana Enterprise Project being supported by Self Help Africa in Nyimba, Zambia.
Established by Self Help Africa in collaboration with Nyimba District Farmers Association, the project will buy banana from 600 women farmers with small plantations in the area.Read More
‘When I wake up I go to my fields,” says Barbara Chintino. “I have always been a farmer, and I always will’, says the 47 year old farm householder from Balaka district in southern Malawi.
Barbara and her husband Patrick are farmers with a difference. Alongside growing cassava and maize on their small farm at Chindikiti village, they produce pigeon pea seed, which they recently harvested and sold, earning 69,000 Malawi Kwacha (€120).Read More
Supporting and feeding a family in Kenya’s Rift Valley is difficult for many – producing the food required to feed a community of orphans greatly increases the challenge.
But that is what the Imani New Step group in Kamathata village near Nakuru are doing, and their task has been made far easier as a result of the agricultural support provided by Self Help Africa.Read More