2016: your support in pictures

Self Help AfricaNews, Uncategorised

2016 was an incredible year for Self Help Africa, our supporters and the people we work with. During the past 12 months, we invested more funds, undertook more work, and reached more people than at any point in our long history: this year, we reached nearly 1.8 million people in nine … Read More

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Fuel Efficient Mud Stoves

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The members of Malagu village womens group don’t make money from the mud stoves that they manufacture and the demonstration workshops they hold in neighbouring villages.But they do pass on the equipment and knowledge in exchange for grain, and sometimes poultry, says Yatouti Sinhari of Self Help Africa’s local partners … Read More

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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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Working together, building cooperatives

Self Help AfricaCooperatives, Uncategorised

In management-speak, the acronym TEAM stands for Together Everyone Achieves More. Nowhere is this more apparent than in Africa, where individual smallholder farmers struggle to earn a viable living from the land. Joining up as teams, they become a vast alliance in the fight against hunger and poverty. A key part of … Read More

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