Rural Africa is rich with opportunity: resourceful communities and land which can produce enough food to feed the continent and beyond. But families face poverty that is extreme, unjust and worst of all – unnecessary.
Over three decades, thousands of individuals, companies, groups and organisations, have supported Send a Cow, enabling 2.5 million people in rural Africa to learn more, grow more and sell more. We will continue this vital work in the decade to come.
We have seen how rural Africa can be confident, thriving and sustainable. Families we work alongside tell us how they have been able to learn more, grow more and sell more. They talk proudly of how they have become donors and teachers themselves, sharing what they have and what they know.
We want to see that ripple effect positively impact the natural environment too, with productive land and sustainable resources for future generations. We want to see families and communities working together, deciding their future, and leaving no one behind.
We want to see farmers moving away from subsistence farming to developing profitable co-operatives and agri-businesses and accessing new markets.
The impact we will achieve together
Poverty is not only a lack of money, but also a lack of food, dignity, education, health care and opportunity. It is often a reflection of unfair relationships, limited choices and a poor natural environment. We recognise these complex intersections and whilst our work supports all of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, we have clear areas of expertise and focus.