how


we work


our approach



Self Help Africa works inĀ nine core African countries, tackling poverty and improving the lives of local communities. The organisation works both with its own African staff, and through local partners to undertake a range of integrated development programs amongst rural communities. How we do it:

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ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT



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GENDER



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CLIMATE CHANGE



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AGRICULTURE & NUTRITION



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MICRO FINANCE



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cooperatives


Enterprise Development


Rural enterprise development is at the core of our work. Linking small scale farmers, cooperatives and producer groups to the market is key to improving ‘the bottom line’.



gender


African women produce up to 80% of the food on small scale farms yet receive just a fraction of the available support. Gender inequality is a major obstacle to improved outcomes. We are working to level that playing field.

climate change


As farming depends on rainfall, a major part of our work is helping vulnerable communities adapt to climate change.



Agriculture & nutrition


It’s not just the quantity of food but also the quality of food being produced that is important. A balanced diversified diet helps African families escape hunger and poverty.

micro finance


Access to affordable micro-finance is vital if smallholders are to invest in developing their farming businesses.



cooperatives


By working together in farmer cooperatives and producer groups, small scale farmers can access better prices for their crops. Together is usually better.