For the women of Tonte village in the savannahs of Northern Togo, rice has become an important part of life. Rice first became commonplace in the regional when the UN distributed emergency rice rations during a series of food crises in the early years of the new millennium.Read More
Sanwogou Lalle lives in Tonte village in the remote and poor far north of Togo in West Africa. A rice processor and a member of a women’s enterprise group supported by Self Help Africa, Sanwogou and 18 of her neighbours have banded together to improve their chances of earning a better income.Read More
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