31st October 2014
Widowed at a young age, 34-year-old Kenyan Rose Adera faced the daunting prospect of raising four children alone in a dilapidated home. But the support she received as a member of the Bukuma Village widow’s group changed that. With its backing, a lot of hard work and an entrepreneurial spirit, Rose created a flourishing kitchen garden, which now supports her young family’s household needs.
22nd October 2014

The Gorta-Self Help Africa 2014 took place on Friday 17th October and the winners have been revealed!

The profits from each and every ticket sold is helping us to transform the lives of the people we work with across Africa. Thank you to everyone who took part and a big congratulations to our three lucky winners!

21st October 2014

Mobile phones are now being employed by Gorta-Self help Africa in an innovative new project to spread farming information. 

For many years, Self Help Africa has helped farmers to access information on how they can improve their farming practices.

A practice known as agricultural extension, our work in this area has seen us partner with local and national organisations to spread farming knowledge. One of the challenges in this work has always been scale - how to build a system that can reach large numbers of farmers in a cost efficient way

15th October 2014

A tomato preservation business established by a group of enterprising women in Malawi has underlined the huge potential for African smallholder farmers to earn more from the food that they grow.

Just a year after the first jars of garden fresh tomatoes rolled off the production line and the women behind Kwithu Kitchen (KK) are selling their product to some of the leading supermarkets and hotel chains in the Southern African country.

5th August 2014

That's right. The Great Gorta summer raffle is back!

This year you can win a top prize of €3,000. Tickets ONLY €3 or two for €5!

There is also a great prize for the top seller.

26th July 2014

I am writing to let you know the exciting news that Gorta and Self Help Africa have agreed to merge. By merging our organisations we can help more family farmers and save money. 

1st May 2014

Well done to all the winners of our Vegetable competition. Here are the list of winners

15th April 2014

15 April 2014, Rome - PepsiCo has joined fellow beverage corporation the Coca-Cola Company in giving its official support to a set of global guidelines that protect the rights of poor and vulnerable people to land, livelihoods and food security.

To read the full story click here

26th March 2014
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28th February 2014

It is vital that people understand how we work as an organisation and how money is spent.

To allow complete transparency, Gorta - Self Help Africa keeps all of its annual reports and financial statements on our website and they can be found here

Below are some questions that we have answered for you, so you don’t even have to ask.



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