Quarter million use farm phone service

Self Help AfricaEnterprise Development, featured, Malawi, News

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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.

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Nutrition central to agriculture development

Self Help AfricaAgriculture & Nutrition, News

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<pThe blight of hunger and malnutrition, which affects one in 12 people across the globe, is the central focus of an international conference hosted by the UN in Rome, this month. Figures from across the globe, including Pope Francis, attended the event, to find solutions to a global challenge that, in a world of so many excesses, is hard to countenance in the 21st century.

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Galway Kenya Run

Self Help AfricaKenya, News


World record holder and Olympic Gold medalist David Rudisha won the hearts of thousands of Irish fans, when he visited close to a dozen schools and competed in a series of showcase events in the West of Ireland recently. The Kenyan champion and his Irish-born coach Br. Colm O’Connell were in Galway in September, for a charity run and other events that will raise funds to support Self Help Africa and other charities.

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