Proud parent celebrates daughter’s graduation

Self Help AfricaNews, Uganda, video

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It was a proud day for 45-year-old Dorothy Sijambo Habat when her daughter came home with a university diploma. Unable to finish high school herself, Dorothy has made it her life’s work to ensure her children get the opportunity she missed out on.

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Ethiopian widow’s seed success

Self Help AfricaEthiopia, Gender, News, video

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A widow, Schmegie Kulbla is part of the solution to the problem that small-scale farmers across Ethiopia face in accessing good quality crop seed. Upwards of 90% of the country’s farmers produce their own seed from year to year, standards are poor, and often result in crop yields that are just a fraction of their potential.

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New crops give farmer new future

Self Help AfricaAgriculture & Nutrition, News, Zambia

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The harsh realities of life in rural Africa cause many to grow up too quickly; this was the case for Zambian Sydney Kalota, who lost both parents in quick succession as a teenager. Left without any relatives close by to support him. Left alone, he did the only thing he knew to survive, he began to farm.

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Beekeeping suits young farming couple

Self Help Africafeatured, News, Uganda

Evalyne and Tito

Married as teens, Evalyne (28) and 30-year old Tito have been working side by side on their farm for the past decade. Parents of four young children, supporting the family on a just a small parcel of land in rural Uganda hasn’t always been easy – yet they have managed, together.

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Farm training pay off for Agnes

Self Help AfricaNews, Uganda

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When experienced farmer Agnes Katushabe (53) volunteered her farm as a demonstration site to promote the production of healthy and nutritious food crops, she didn’t anticipate the added benefits she would get from the experience.

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