Beer & Barley

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Beer and hard work don’t often go hand in hand, but for Ethiopian Almaz Tadsaa they are the essential ingredients of her farming success.A small-scale farmer close to Galema mountain in Southern Ethiopia, Almaz is expecting to sell four and a half tonnes of malt barley, when she harvests her crops this Autumn. She is hoping to earn more than €1,000 from the transaction – a record for this hard-working mother of four.

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An Elephant’s Tale

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25 year old Lennart and Patuma Kamwesa (22) smile when they think about the unusual origins of the ‘chilli club’ that they are members of in their small village of Kalimwi in Balaka, Malawi.

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Working with schools

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Self Help Africa is involved in an innovative new programme that is leading the promotion and implementation of global citizenship education in Ireland, on behalf of the Irish Government. A new programme for post-primary schools across Ireland, ‘WorldWise Global Schools (WWGS) is tasked with increasing the number, spread and mix of schools engaging with quality development education activities.

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Impact in Kenya (read more)

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Findings from our projects indicate increases in production of up to 170% for small-holder famers with consequent increases in household income from sales. Planting approximately ¼ acre of amaranth is estimated to cost the farmers around KES 5,000. (£36). This plot can yield more than 250 kg of amaranth valued … Read More

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Impact in Uganda (read more)

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Evidence from previous SHA projects shows that farmers supported to grow tomatoes can earn an average of USh 450,000 (£110) per season. For groundnut seed producers (with initial support of 20 kg) the return can be USh 448,000 (£107) in one year. In addition, Our work in Kamuli shows a … Read More

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Think Africa @ Electric Picnic

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Concert goers at one of the Summer’s biggest rock festivals got to ‘Think Africa’, when they took part in a novel video project hosted by Self Help Africa at Ireland’s Electric Picnic. Over 120 festival fans took part in the project, while thousands more viewed the resulting video clip within a week of it being posted on YouTube.

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The bottom line

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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 More

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Farming as a business (read more)

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Farming as a Business At the core of our approach to rural enterprise development is support to farmer-led organizations, 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 More

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Abseiling for Africa

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More than 50 volunteers bravely banished any fears of heights, as they abseiled for Africa at a series of events organized in Limerick over the past year. Munster Rugby’s iconic Thomond Park stadium and Ireland’s tallest hotel, The Clarion, were two of the locations, as volunteers literally took the plunge to raise funds to support our work.

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Back on their Bikes

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Fresh from their gruelling ten-months overland charity challenge half way around the globe and the boys behind were back on their bikes (literally), plotting an extraordinary endurance event that will bring some of the world’s toughest athletes together, next Spring. Athletes from the UK, United States, mainland Europe and Ireland will compete in, which is being organized by Maghnus Collins Smyth and David Burns as a charity event for Self Help Africa.

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