Big Give’s seasonal boost for Africa

Self Help AfricaAgriculture & Nutrition, News

Self Help Africa is hugely grateful to all of our supporters who helped us double the impact of their donations via the popular, annual ‘Big Give Christmas Challenge.’

The most recent Big Give campaign raised almost £20,000 to support the establishment of community-based seed enterprises in Africa. These enable rural poor farmers in remote areas to access good quality seed stock in time for planting season. Crops yields from good quality seed can be in excess of 100% greater than harvests from locally-saved seed varieties.

This year’s Big Give Christmas Challenge raised a massive £73 million in total, with 258 charities across the UK benefitting.

Self Help Africa’s largest donor in 2015 Christmas Challenge was the Keyworth Keylink Committee, who contributed £3,500 to the fund. Amongst a total of 51 UK donors who contributed to Self Help Africa through the fund were Oldland Third Water Project and The Rotary Club of Willenhall in the West Midlands.