Self Help Africa launches ‘Give2Grow’

With their latest campaign, ‘Give2Grow’, Self Help Africa aims to help 1,000 Ugandan families rebuild their lives after years of violence and struggle.

The campaign, which launched today (15 February), focuses particularly on Teso, Uganda where more than half the people live on less than 15p a day.

“We’re supporting households to restore their small farms, so that they can grow and earn more from the land, rebuild their communities, and provide a better life for their families,” says Mark Ireland, Self Help Africa’s Head of Programmes.

As a UK Aid Match appeal, all donations to ‘Give2Grow’ will be doubled by the UK government.

Find out more about the appeal.

Practical Action launches ‘Planting for Progress’ appeal

Providing Zimbabwean farmers with the technology and know-how to double their harvest is the aim of Practical Action’s latest appeal, ‘Planting for progress’, which launched today.

Public donations will be used to negate the effects of climate change in some of Zimbabwe’s poorest districts and enable farmers to increase their income as well as feed their local community. All this will be achieved through the introduction of Practical Action’s unique combination of smart solutions, knowledge and skills building.

Furthermore, as a UK Aid Match charity appeal, money donated by the public will be matched by the UK government.

“UK Aid Match is proud to support Practical Action’s ‘Planting for Progress’ appeal, which is helping lift Zimbabwean farmers – 70% of which are women – out of poverty by practically equipping them with the tools and knowledge they need to increase harvests and build sustainable businesses,” says Secretary of State for International Development Penny Mordaunt.*

For more information on Practical Action’s ‘Planting for Progress’ appeal, please visit:


*Please note: This is an old article. The current Secretary of State for International Development is Rory Stewart.